I kid you not. Well, okay, when I'm sleeping I make an exception. Other than that, I try to have food on hand at all times.
|This is for one day at work. One day.|
For about a year now, I've been working to get my body fat down from 26% (!!!) to a more healthy number. It's longer than I expected, but I'm finally almost at my goal.
One of my biggest allies in the war on body fat has been the change in my eating habits. I used to eat breakfast sometimes as long as 2 hours after I woke up, and after that I probably only ate every 5 hours (3 or so times a day). I never ate a ton of crap, but had no idea that the TIMING of eating could be so important.
Here's how things have changed:
- I eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
- I eat every 2.5-3 hours
- I try to include at least one serving of fruits/veggies with each mini-meal
- I ALWAYS include protein - it helps with muscle building and keeps me full longer
- I drink a TON of water
- I try to eat or at least drink a protein shake within 30 minutes of working out
|Salad with shrimp and brie!|
|English muffins with peanut butter and purple carrots|
|Cashew butter when peanut butter gets boring|
|Basil and peewee tomatos for caprese!|
|Greek yogurt with donut peaches and walnuts|
|Water with fresh basil|
|Spinach, avocado, and walnut salad|
Do you want a super cool water bottle to put water and basil in? Of course you do. The Contigo bottles come in lime, pink, and blue. I vote pink.