I am guilty of being the most boring eater on the face of the earth.
The above picture probably seems like déjà vu. Don’t worry, you’re not tripping. I’ve posted my breakfast many times before and I literally eat the same thing almost every day. A breakfast of eggs, Ezekiel toast, a banana, and almond butter never fails on health (or taste!) 🙂
I’ve developed a food plan that works well for me, and I stick very close to it every day. Although it’s fun to switch it up every once in a while, I find it easier to eat similar meals on a day to day basis. One, it saves time, and two, it assures me that I’m getting all of my nutrients and balanced macros! (I use MyFitnessPal to track all this).
I usually stick to the meal above. It provides protein and healthy fats from the eggs and almond butter, and carbs from the Ezekiel bread and banana! You might be wondering what the heck Ezekiel bread is. Basically, it’s bread that’s made with grains and legumes (no flour or added sugar). There’s no preservatives, so I freeze it to make it last longer. It’s the healthiest bread you can get, and makes some delicious toast!
I’ve developed an eating schedule at school. It is very specific and I don’t venture away from it. Weird? Perhaps. We all have our strange qualities 😉 Anyways, at 9:15 I eat my almonds. Then, at about ten, I eat my apple and cheerios. (Cheerios for the iron. Runners need lots of it).
Lunch is always chicken or leftovers. My typical sides include butternut squash (yum), broccoli, and applesauce. I eat lighter at lunch to save my appetite for the food marathon that follows when I get home.
This is when the grazing begins. My excuse is that I have to refuel from a grueling day at school and fuel for the gym. I take it very seriously 😉 Here are a few of the large variety of snacks that fill my afternoons.
A common dinner is salmon/turkey burger patty/chicken (protein), a yam with almond butter (carbs and fats), and spinach salad (vegetables). I have this for dinner 99.9% of the time, and I never get sick of it. Ever.
My pre-bed snack is yogurt with blueberries and any other healthy stuff I can find to get enough calories that day!
As I mentioned before, I use MyFitnessPal to track my nutrients and calories. A lot of people are against calorie counting, and rightfully so (many people eat too few calories when counting). But, I do it to make sure I eat enough calories with all of the activity I do. This past summer, I had problems with eating too few calories. But, that’s a different discussion for a different day!
So, there you have it. Will’s never fluctuating menu 🙂 It’s not absolutely perfect, but it works for me!
How about you?
- Do you eat the same things each day or do you vary your foods?
- Are you a snacker?
- Tracking calories: yes or no?