As I’ve mentioned before I follow a IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) based diet. Rather than count calories, I count macros – fats, carbs, and protein. I eat a certain amount of fat grams, carb grams, and protein grams every single day. For me, these numbers are always the same every day no matter what my workout is or if it’s a rest day.
The purpose of IIFYM for weight loss (or even maintenance or bulking) is to eat healthy foods but still eat treats and what you love in moderation. I try to eat at least 20 grams of fiber a day. In order to hit that number, I need to make sure I’m eating enough veggies and fruit. Once I hit my protein and fiber for the day, I usually have enough carbs and fats left to have a treat that I enjoy.
Basically, it’s about not depriving yourself and enjoying what you love while still eating healthy foods the majority of the time.
Please note that my macros were specifically calculated for me based on my height, weight, activity level, and goals. What works for me might not necessarily work for you.
Without further ado, here’s what I typically eat in a day (every day is slightly different but this is just a normal day’s food).
First thing I do is start my day out with my daily vitamins.
I start every morning out with one cup of coffee. I use one Stevia in the Raw packet and one tablespoon of sugar-free creamer.
And yes, I write the date I opened my coffee creamer on the bottle. I’m weird about expiration dates.
For breakfast, I had scrambled egg whites with asparagus, spinach, red onion, and a Laughing Cow cheese wedge. I also had Fage plain Greek yogurt with one Stevia in the Raw packet mixed it. I topped it with thawed frozen berries and a little bit of Special K Protein cereal.
I cook the veggies on the stove first and then add the egg whites.
Right after my workout and before I taught my Women on Weights class, I had a Pro Pudding.
For lunch, I had a salad with butter lettuce, carrots, Applegate gluten-free chicken tenders, crouton and bacon bits topping, and honey mustard Greek Yogurt dressing.
I also had a bowl of veggies with garlic veggie drizzle.
And a bowl of watermelon and a mandarin orange.
Yummy Snack peanut butter bar.
For dinner, I had salmon, veggies, brown rice, and cucumber dill Greek yogurt dressing.
I also had an apple with a little bit of whipped peanut butter and a mandarin orange.
For an after dinner treat, I had a Light & Fit Caramel Fudge Pretzel Greek yogurt.
My after dinner treat usually varies. Most of the time it’s a Yasso Greek yogurt bar. Sometimes if I have enough carbs and fat left, I’ll have a Snickers ice cream bar.
Most days, I eat fairly similar. Lots of eggs, veggies, fruits, salads, lean protein, and my favorite Kodiak Cakes waffles.
After a day of eating, my macros were pretty much spot on.
I use MyFitnessPal to keep track of all my food.
- What did you eat today?