Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Like To Eat, Eat, Eat, Apples and Bananas

...or basically anything else.  My coworkers think I'm weird because I am eating 24/7.
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:
  1. I eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
  2. I eat every 2.5-3 hours
  3. I try to include at least one serving of fruits/veggies with each mini-meal
  4. I ALWAYS include protein - it helps with muscle building and keeps me full longer
  5. I drink a TON of water
  6. I try to eat or at least drink a protein shake within 30 minutes of working out
Here's some of the things I can be found shoveling down my throat:

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.

Eat up!!!


  1. Why I like this post, I have no idea lol. But it's very original and caught my eye, soooooo yeah, I'm following now ;) keep up the good work.

  2. The salad with shrimp and brie looks pretty yum to me. And that's the first time in my life I've ever seen a purple carrot. Interesting.

    Fickle Cattle


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