To be perfectly honest, I strongly considered titling this post "5 Days in My Mouth" but I thought that was a little inappropriate for a classy, public blog like this one. Yes? No? (Sarcasm, people. You should pick some up at your next trip to the store...)
Either way...title, scmitle. This post is long...loonnnnnng...overdue. I know. But following this post here and this post here, I thought it would only be appropriate for me to give you an example meal plan of what you can typically find me eating during the week. (Keyword: during the week).
Like I've said before, I'm all about balance. I prefer to eat really well 5 days out of the week and "splurge" a little on the weekends to maintain a healthy body weight. This is what works for me. I call it the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time I'm really good, and 20% of the time, I'm not-so-good. And by "not-so-good", I mean I'll have wine instead of vodka, fajitas WITH a tortilla or even, dare I say, waffle fries instead of a fruit cup to go with my grilled nuggets at Chick-fil-A. We're not talking burgers, nachos and cheese fries, people.
Now, if I'm wanting to shed a few pounds, there's no 80/20 rule allowed. I believe losing weight is all about making 100% healthy decisions 100% of the time. For me, anyways. I can't lose weight following the 80-20 plan. If you can drop a few L.B.s eating clean 80% of the time, I hate you.
Kidding. I'm just extremely jealous of your fancy metabolism.
FYI-This isn't what I eat every single week, so you know, but give or take a few meals and this is typically what you'll find in my mouth, err-stomach, 5 days/week.
Yes-I eat salad almost every day for lunch. If I'm not eating a salad, I'm eating leftovers from the night before.
Yes-I'm obsessed with hummus and depending on the day, I could probably drink it straight from the bowl. Specifically the Cilantro Garlic Hummus that I make from scratch. (So easy. Don't let it scare you!)
Yes-you'll notice I referenced "pumpkin bread" quite a few times so here is the recipe for that one. Definitely something I could eat an entire pan of...in one sitting.
And yes, I eat pancakes, too. Here you go.
I hope this answers a lot of questions I've been getting lately! I'm hoping to put together a workout post of my favorite arm and leg workouts soon. I know I've been getting a ton of questions about that, too, so don't think they've been ignored!