My CrossFit coach emailed me this weekend reminding me to “eat big.” Yessir. In the spirit of What I Ate Wednesday, here’s what I ate on Sunday – it’s basically what I’ve been eating for the past 10 days or so. No I’m not bored yet. Remember: this is what works for me – everyone is different – listen to your body, it’s smarter than you are :)
What I Ate
I woke up at 6:45am… got ready and had 2 eggs cooked in coconut oil, 1/2 an avocado, some almonds and cashews before Crossfit.
Crossfit was two hours of lifting skills. We worked on a bunch of things: snatch, front squat, and a bunch of other exercises but I don’t remember the names. Still a newbie. It was awesome.
On the drive home I had a Larabar (don’t worry, I took the picture in the parking lot)
I got home and it was time to eat.all.the.food. Okay not all but a delicious mid-day post-workout meal. I had a banana with cashew butter, the rest of the avocado, a piece of baked salmon and spinach sauteed in coconut oil. I seriously never would have imagined not eating pancakes post-workout but guys: I have never felt better. It’s so weird that I crave this now. Whatever, I’m rolling with it because it’s nutritious and delicious. (Yes, corny I know). I am so used to having carbs post-workout but this combination focusing on protein and fat with a small amount of carbs has really helped regulate my blood sugar.
Butttttttt I was still hungry. I think the biggest challenge is figuring out how much to eat at “meals” so I am not eating five billion times a day. I had a hard boiled egg and some grapes about an hour after my post-workout meal.
Time for dinner. Dinner was: chicken breast (shredded – thanks Mom!), steamed green beans and a sweet potato with cashew butter. I loved this dinner.
But I still had a bit more room for dessert, which was another brownie and some strawberries. I actually had a few more strawberries after I took the picture so use your imagination :)
And that did it. I truly feel so satisfied and content since making these adjustments. For a five foot nothing little thing, I think I eat pretty big.
Questions of the day…
What have you been eating lately?
What the heck does eating big actually mean?
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