Well, I guess it's pretty easy, to post yourself a challenge already two days into the project. Takes the pressure a little off hmmm? Anyways, this is the reason, why it's already time for mid-week update on my "Good Food Challenge".
Here are the eats:
Kidding... This was a cupcake from the beach party themed BBQ on Saturday and yes, it tasted as good as it looked!
But now for real... Here are the eats so far.
pre swim: Bolthouse Protein Plus Shake (380c)
morning snacking: Watermelon (180c), Larabar Cashew Cookie (210c), Banana (100c)
lunch at my desk: homemade Quinoa Salad (540c)
afternoon snacking: Larabar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (220c), Banana (100c)
dinner: Mixed Salad with Tuna (320c)
breakfast: Scrambles Egg Whites with Veggies (380c)
morning snacking: Grapes (120c), Larabar Cashew Cookie (210c)
lunch at my desk: Mixed Salad with Garbanzo Beans (610c)
afternoon snacking: Grapes (120c), Larabar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (220c)
dinner/ post ride recovery: Bolthouse Protein Plus Parfeit Smoothie (360c)
pre run: Larabar Cashew Cookie (210c)
post run recovery: Bolthouse Protein Plus Shake (380c)
morning snack: pineapple (170c)
lunch at my desk: Mixed Salad with Tuna and Kidney Beans (790c)
dinner: Scrambled Egg Whites with Beans and Spinach (350c)
So far so good when it comes to calorie intake and the quality of food.
I am still way too carb heavy and have to find ways to fix that! This morning, I had a chat with Coach Katie on the way back from the track and we talked about some options to incorporate more protein into my diet and I will keep working on this. That chat also resulted in a grocery store stop after work and switching up my snacks starting tomorrow.
Also, I am sometimes avoiding raw veggies because I am worried it's going to lead to GI problems on my runs, but this morning's track workout went off without any tummy issues which makes me a little more confident in what my stomach is able to do... Knock on wood.