Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What I Ate: Day 2

2 cups coffee
1 ½ cups cooked Coach’s Oats
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
½ sliced banana
½ cup blackberries
Carbohydrates:                104.5g   Protein:                  39.5g   Fat:  12g

Clif Bar – Cool Mint Chocolate
Carbohydrates:                43g         Protein:                  10g       Fat:  5g

My Favorite Tuna Sandwich (recipe included!)
Trader Joe’s Sea Salt and Pepper chips
¼ cup blueberries
6 oz. vanilla almond milk
Carbohydrates: 64g        Protein:                  31.5g   Fat:  10g

Recipe for My Favorite Tuna Sandwich
1 can albacore packed in water, drained
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. dill pickle relish
1 tsp. horseradish
Salt and pepper to taste
2 slices whole wheat bread

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until the tuna is coated evenly.  Add more mustard, relish, and horseradish to taste.  Drop a huge dollop between two slices of (toasted?) whole wheat bread and enjoy.  Serves 2
Carbohydrates:                  30g       Protein:  28.5g   Fat:  4.5g

Small cup of candied almonds at Fresh ‘n Easy’s sample table.  Who could resist?
Carbohydrates:  10g       Protein:                  3g         Fat:7g

2 fish sticks that Alexandria didn’t want
2 slices Trader Joe’s Organic 3 Cheese pizza (with added mozzarella and fake beef strips)
1 cup steamed broccoli, carrots, and snow peas
Carbohydrates:  61g       Protein:                  47g       Fat:  16g

How did I do today?
Total  Carbohydrates:  312.5g     Total Protein:  159.5g     Total Fat:  54.5g

I exceeded my recommended carbohydrates and fat intake, while coming a bit under on my recommended protein.  If I’m shooting for “ballpark” numbers, I’ll consider this fairly close.  Because I didn’t have an extra strenuous day, my muscles don’t require as much protein for repair.  I felt really good all day.  My energy level felt consistent throughout the day because I ate healthful snacks between meals.  I kept my blood sugar regulated throughout the day, preventing the “crash” that inevitably leads to an unhealthy energy boost from a soda or sugary snack.  We’ll talk more about simple versus complex carbohydrates later.  However, if you have any questions, please email me (natskedat at gmail dot com) or leave a comment.

Have a great day, and eat well!

What I Did:  Walked ¾ mile for Stroller Fitness with light cardio and plyometrics.  Relatively easy day.

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