Health & Fitness

What I eat in a day

Many people poke fun at me because of my size and I am constantly asked “do you only eat carrots?” First off, I love carrots and if I could get all of the necessary nutrients I needed in my life through carrots, I would just eat carrots. But, that is not possible, which bring around my second point: OF COURSE I eat more than carrots. My health-nut boyfriend will be the first person to tell you that I eat junk food. My secret? It is in SERIOUS moderation (and I also have good genetics, sorry not sorry).
This post is not to get sassy over people who insult my carrots and size, this post is to explain what I eat in the day and how I get all of my nutrients.
NOTE: This is NOT for any sort of training and I do not recommend anyone follow these macros without doing in-depth research first! These are based on my personal activity level, weight, and goals. My boyfriend and I have been working on this for a while to nail down what my body does and doesn’t respond to. ALSO – I am currently maintaining a summer weight. I am not cutting any more but I am not bulking either. I am happy with my bikini body, so I am leaving myself as-is until bulking season hits in August.
Okay, now that I have spoken my piece…here it is:
Breakfast (7:30am):

  • 1 whole egg & 200 milliliters of egg whites (scrambled)
    • I do also add broccoli, spinach, and onion to fill myself up more when I am in a serious cut (or just want extra flavor)

Snack (11:00am):

  • 30 grams oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 cup of herbal tea

Lunch (12:30pm):

  • 4 ounces of thin-sliced chicken breast
  • ½ cup of brown rice
  • Carrots

Preworkout (3:30pm):

  • 4 ounces of thin-sliced chicken breast
  • ½ cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup of herbal tea
  • Carrots

Post workout (~8:30pm):
Anything that finishes out my macros. I save most of my carbs for post workout, so I usually have oatmeal again and maybe cereal or jasmine rice. I also have a protein shake. This is the last thing I eat in a day, and I leave plenty of time between eating and sleeping for digestion to begin.
I felt the need to include my tea drinking in my day because it is important to know that I don’t just drink water. However, I do drink at least 2 full 25-ounce bottles of water throughout my day at work, and another half-gallon of water when I work out. Hydration is extremely important when eating a diet like mine as I do not get a lot of water from the food that I eat.
NOTE: This is what I eat during a week day. I work a 9-5 job, so my food is easily regimented. On weekends I fall off a little bit with timing, because I am not up as early and I run different errands/have different obligations on the weekends. I do try to stick to the same macros and calories (this is a 1500 calorie diet). VEGETABLES DO NOT COUNT! I try to eat lots of veggies throughout my day to fill myself up and to make sure I get all of my nutrients.
Aside from my food, I do not take anything else for working out. Preworkout gives me a headache (I’m sure I need to find the right kind, but that stuff is expensive so catch me not doing that) and my boyfriend says I don’t really need anything else. I think I’ve had enough gains so far without any help, so I’m not complaining! I take a daily multivitamin and when I want a treat, I eat one (yesterday I have a doughnut – no regrets).

It really is all about moderation and controlled intake. It isn’t always easy, but the results are totally worth it!