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01-23-2013, 08:37 AM
Just wondering what everyones day of food looks like no matter what plan you are on. Post a sample day of food in this thread Always looking for new ideas of things to eat. I'm not on a so called plan but use calorie count app to count calories and just looking for better options for each meal. This week my goal is to cut out some of the carbs Thanks:)

01-23-2013, 11:14 AM
I'm not on a plan, but I'm watching calories. 1400 a day is my goal. These are some low calorie, healthy options.

Tuna (in water) w/ Yellow Mustard - 100 calories for whole can
Low Sodium V8 (11.5 oz can) - 70 Calories
Fat Free Butter Popcorn - Approximately 110 Calories for whole bag
Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla - 30 Calories for 1 cup
Snap Pea Crisps - 150 Calories for 22 crisps
Special K Chips - Most are about 110 calories for 28 chips

01-23-2013, 12:27 PM
I'm not following a specific plan but I've recently cut refined sugar out of my diet. I try to eat low-glycemic food.

Here's what I ate yesterday:

broccoli & cheddar omelet

handful of cashews

Lunch (leftovers)
tofu and roasted brussel sprouts


lentil and mushroom soup
slice of whole grain bread

~1700 calories

01-23-2013, 03:40 PM
My plan is low calorie (aprox 1200 - 1500) and low carb (aprox 20g - 30g a day).

My day tends to be:

chocolate protein shake mixed with coffee and 4 tablespoons of half and half
220 calories, 4g carbs

low carb/high fiber tortilla, cheese, mixed stir fried veggies, strips of beef, sour cream
570 calories, 13g carbs

chicken salad, roasted veggies or a big green salad with dressing
550 - 650 calories (depends on the dressing), 4g - 6g carbs

for snacks:
dry roasted soy peas
full fat greek yogurt based dip and raw veggies
string cheese

I eat a huge variety of veggies and switch up the proteins (tofu, pork, eggs, shrimp, salmon, etc), but this is the basic template I do everyday.

01-23-2013, 04:05 PM
Here's my day yesterday!

Breakfast: low-sugar instant oatmeal + coffee w/low-fat sugar-free creamer

Snack: apple!

Lunch: homemade bean soup w/ raw veggies on the side; one square of dark chocolate

Uh, cocktail party: raw veggies, 2 strawberries, 5-6 grapes, 2 small cubes of cheese, 1 olive, pickle, 2 chips with corn/black bean salsa

Dinner: big salad, mixed greens/cabbage/spinach w/yogurt dressing, capers, and a few (specifically: four) croutons

Eggplant Pie w/Zucchini Crust ( serving, leftover) and
Potato, parsnip, rutabaga, and turnip puree with caramelized onions (small serving)

Evening snack: sugar-free jello, hot tea (decaf, no additives).

Here's my day today:

breakfast: the same!

snack: none!

lunch: the same! (I make my soups in big batches and have them for lunch for a week, more or less. Am getting 2 weeks out of this one b/c it was a REALLY big batch.)

dinner: spaghetti squash marinara and salad bar (going out!)

snack: raw veggies or an apple or MAYBE popcorn (going to the movies!)

01-24-2013, 02:31 PM

Oatmeal (with 1oz blueberries 3 tsp agave and nut mix) Starbucks (300 Cal)
Brewed Coffee w/Soymilk (150 Cal)

Snack 1
Banana (100 Cal)

Can Light Chicken Noodle Soup 180 Cal
Diet Coke 0 Cal

Snack 2
Greek Yogurt Strawberry 110 Cal

No dinner yet HTH at least so far.

the shiv
01-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Ok, I can give you a bad example... Yesterday. I wasn't hungry until 5pm, and I had 2 BBQ chicken wings. A few hrs later I had a cupcake and a coffee, later a spicy beanburger, later another cupcake and another coffee. Welcome to the weird & wonderful world of Intuitive Eating... I think I'll come back here on a "healthy" day with different examples! I.e. I've really taken to cucumber, and hot water with lemon & honey. I love sushi. Used to love pizza but now I can't remember the last time I had one.

01-26-2013, 08:31 AM
yesterday -

1/2 cup cooked steel cut oats and 1/2 cup non fat yogurt

bowl of homemade 'stewp' (soup/stew) tomatoes, beans, etc.

few slices deli turkey

20 roasted almonds

taco-seasoned chicken breast in lettuce rollups; cup of the homemade stewp

1/2 cup non fat yogurt with sugar free jello

01-26-2013, 08:53 AM
I'm doing a sort of intuitive eating approach. I think I had cereal with blueberries for breakfast yesterday...not sure. At lunch I was starving - I'd done almost 2.5 hours of exercise in the morning. I had some stir fried veggies with a small amount of bacon and some left over grits. For dinner I had an amazing stir fry with pan fried tuna steaks. OMG! Those were delicious -I'm normally too scared to cook fish, but it was really easy - and buckwheat soba noodles. I also had a snack of some fruit.

Oh yeah, and I had a TINY sliver of cake. And when I say tiny - I mean tee-ninecy. I wanted, but I knew I didn't want a lot and it was good. I shouldn't have had it though - because I wasn't hungry.

This morning I had one apple and a banana and a pinch of brown sugar and then I went to hot yoga. I wasn't really hungry - which is against intuitive eating, but I know from experience that I can crash out during 90 minutes of yoga if I don't eat something. But I also know it needs to be really light or it sits in your tummy - bad news.

I haven't had lunch yet - but I'm starving. I think we're going to the local greasy spoon. They actually do great salads. I think I'll have an egg, some ham and some salad...and some of my son's fries. :-)

01-26-2013, 09:57 AM
Anything and everything except the food I don't like so I'm no help for ideas lol. Portion control and calorie counting. Which means of course calorie-laden things like fried food, sweets etc is occasional and in small portions. Luckily I'm not one for sweets so it's easy to small portion those. I do tend towards a balance of carbs/protein/fat.

01-26-2013, 10:08 AM
I'm counting calories through MFP and I've cut back refined sugar, dairy and wheat.

Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg and a Vitamufin

Snack: Apple with cinnamon and a tsp of natural peanut butter.

Lunch: low fat, high carb, whole wheat wrap, turkey, 2 cups of steamed veggies

Dinner: lean meat, veggies, and a starch (either brown rice or a sweet potato)

Snack: Homemade baked oatmeal with tons of blueberries.

01-27-2013, 09:09 AM
Love seeing what everyone is eating on their plans given me some good ideas. I get bored eating the same thing everyday so you all have given me some new ideas to mix it up. Heres what I had
Breakfast- Fruit salad (cut up fruits mixed with lowfat raspberry yogurt) and a small protein shake
Snack- 2 crackers with small slice of block cheese
Lunch- Chicken soup half a turkey sandwich
Snack-broccoli grape pasta salad
Dinner-Garlic braised chicken with roasted carrots (love pinterest)

Looking at my day i need to add more veggies and cut the processed foods.
Do any of you have healthy food boards on pinterest i Love that site turn to it for dinner ideas. Feel free to share your pinterest boards

01-27-2013, 09:48 AM
I will give you the menu I have for today. sometimes I mix it up.

Breakfast: Greek yogurt

lunch: 2 egg omlette with a slice of mozzarella cheese and 2 pieces of turkey bacon

Dinner: 3 oz chicken and a cup of spinach with 2 teaspoons of olive oil

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Sometimes I will have 3 oz of beef and a piece of cheese on it, with 1/2 cup of cooked mushrooms sauteed in a tsp of olive oil

Greek yogurt I have mostly every day. I am pretty sure I don't get enough calories in per day. I do make sure I get enough protein though. I had days count to around 800 calories, sometimes less, sometimes more but never over a 1000 which as you know my plan is totally not healthy. So,,,, I got to change it somehow.

Let's see the calories for today:

Yogurt: 120 cal
2 eggs package says 70 each comes to: 140 cal
Cheese: package says 70 cal
turkey bacon: 35 each comes to 70 cal
chicken package says 3 oz cooked: 100 cal
spinach can lable says : 1/2 cup each 35 comes to 70 cal
olive oil: 40 cal per tsp total for 2 tsp is 80 cal

grand total: 650

believe it or not, this is a filling day, but I guess I should add more food to it to make it a higher calorie count.

01-27-2013, 10:04 AM
I'm not on a particular plan either, but counting calories!

Breakfast: 16 ounce glass of water
One egg
Whole Wheat English Muffin
1/4 cup shredded cheese

Lunch: 16 ounces water
2 cups Mesclun mix or Kale (or 1 cup of each)
5 scliced baby carrots
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
2 tbs fat free chunky blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup black beans (or 100 cal tuna, or sliced turkey)
1/2 grape tomato

Dinner: 16 Ounces Water
1 cup skim milk

Snacks: Banana

I'm on 1200 calories a day, but usually eat 1400-1500 once I account for the calories I "earn" exercising.

01-30-2013, 01:08 AM
This is something I was really struggling with, the what the heck to eat over and over concept. Well that and portion control, really. I significantly fell off track so for now I am doing a home delivery (healthy) meal plan. It clocks me in at around 1200 calories a day, except one night a week, where I can eat whatever I want, within reason.

Today I had:

Breakfast: sweet potato pancakes, 1 piece of chicken apple sausage, 1T of maple syrup, 1 cup of espresso, 16oz of water

Lunch: lamb rogan josh, brown rice, cauliflower, 16oz water

Snacks: grapes, cheddar string cheese, 20 dark chocolate m&m's

Dinner: chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, green beans, mashed eggplant, 32oz of lemon lime seltzer spiked with 1/4 cup orange juice.

Total calories: 1276

01-30-2013, 12:19 PM
Well today for example my food looks like this:

Homemade oatmeal with chopped apple and some walnuts and spices. Cooked in almond milk (unsweetened)

Brown rice and black bean (1/2 cup) burrito with sliced peppers, 3tbsp of hummus and a baby cucumber

Snack (post workout):
Protein shake w/ blueberries, raspberries, almond milk and chopped, frozen kale.

2-3 cups of spinach with 1/2 cup cooked lentils, 1/2 cup of veggies, a sprinkling of walnuts and dried cranberries, 2tbsp of hemp seeds and 1tbsp balsamic vinegarette.

Calories range between 1200 and 1500 most days.

01-30-2013, 12:27 PM
Skinnybride, one way to get more veggies in your day that I do, is cut thick strips of sweet bell peppers, red or green or yellow, and use them as your 'scoop' to eat food, I bring them to work and they are my 'spoons' to eat my chili/stew with.

And I use romaine leaves as the way one would use a tortilla or wrap, at dinnertime.

It's good to see other's ideas for food isn't it! On another thread someone spoke of water packed tuna, mixed with a little mustard as a meal/snack. I always thought tuna HAD to be mixed with mayo to be good :devil: I tried it with the mustard and a spoonful of sweet pickle relish (which has maybe 15 calories) and it was good!

01-30-2013, 12:48 PM
I count calories (most days it's 1200-1500, but have some 1500-2000 days) and trying to eat less sweats/carbs. I eat more on the days I work because I leave the house at 6AM and get home at close to 9pm and get super hungry.
Yesterday I didn't work and this is what I ate:
Breakfast-Jimmy Dean Breakfast sandwich (turkey sausage, egg white , muffin thing) 260calories
Lunch: 2cups soup (200 calories)
Snack: baked apple with cinnamon (actually, I cooked a bunch in the crockpot, mashed with a potato masher, and added a little stevia, a lot of cinnamon and some lemon juice. then spooned into muffin tins covered with foil or waxed paper and froze. I ate one of the larger ones) 150calories and a Fiber one bar (140calories)
Dinner: stuffed green pepper (with ground turkey, brown rice, lots of diced carrots/celery) 400 calories, and some shredded bbq chicken (easy to make in the crockpot!) 250 calories.
Grand total= 1410calories

01-30-2013, 02:53 PM
I'm counting calories. Doing it on MFP app on my phone. It has me at 1900 or so calories a day to lose 2lbs a week for right now. Here's my yesterday:

BKFST: My usual 100 calorie english muffin with a poached egg and slice of (sometimes reduced fat) mild cheddar cheese; coffee with FF crm and pink sugar. 300 CAL
260 if I use RF cheese, depends on what's in the house

Snack: Yoplait Light yogurt, Blueberry, 90 CAL

Lunch: I usually take leftovers or my usual frozen meal. This time a Lean Cuisine Pepperoni French bread pizza. Salad with lettuce, broccoli, carrots, and some fresh sweet peas, light ranch dressing and 1 Tbsp almond crunchies on top. 460 CAL

Snack: Light string cheese, 72 CAL
1 tiny handful of dried cranberries, 33 CAL

Dinner: 2 baked crispy fish fillets, some leftover mac and cheese, some broccoli and cheese, half a roll (and I stole a few fries from my kid) 723 CAL

Snack: Skinny cow ice cream bar 100 CAL
1 orange slice gummy candy 43 CAL

I drink coffee only at bkfst. The rest of the time it's water and unsweet iced tea with pink sugar in it.

Total: 1951

As I lose weight, I can adjust many, many things, but I'm happy with my calories right now, and it's helping me to make more and more decent choices every day!

01-31-2013, 02:14 AM
Brown rice and black bean (1/2 cup) burrito with sliced peppers, 3tbsp of hummus and a baby cucumber.

I just saw this and had a eureka moment, why the heck didn't I think of cucumber for my hummus, I prefer it to the carrots I've been eating. Thank you!

02-02-2013, 11:01 PM
For breakfast this morning:

toasted small tortilla 55 cal.
chopped lettuce
small spicy black bean burger 120
small poached egg 70
1/2 C chopped mini bell peppers
2 oz Fage yogurt 33
chopped cilantro
hot sauce

2 clementines 80

Except for the clementines, everything is stacked on the tortilla, I guess like a tostada. This is my all time favorite breakfast at about 350 calories.

I buy stir-fry veggies at Costco in 5lb bags. I add a cup or so of the veggies to my Lean Cuisine, to spaghetti or other mixed pasta dishes, to soup of all kinds, chili, and anything else I can think of. These veggies are 40 calories per cup. I think I am on my fourth or fifth bag.

I eat gigantic salads - like 5 or more cups. Sometimes they are fruit salads, sometimes vegetable salads, sometimes main dish salads with meat or fish - lots of lettuce and usually some kind of Trader Joe's dressing.

I try to incorporate the principles of the Volumetrics Diet developed by Barbara Rolls. I feel a need to have a very large pile of food on my plate, hence all the veggies and salads.

I eat lots of in season fruit - strawberries, apricots, peaches, pears, citrus... I did not get fat eating fruit. Also, I had to learn to like fruit. I never ate much until recently.

I drink quite a bit of water, but I don't keep track of exactly how much. I also drink all the coffee I want with nonfat milk.

All the calorie counters say I should be eating 1200 calories per day, but I can't survive on that little. I eat 1500-1600 most days, which is supposed to be maintenance for my goal weight, so I am not loosing very fast, but I'll get there.

02-04-2013, 08:24 AM
My new favorite snack is to cut up fruit what ever I have one hand strawberries, blue berries, apples, grapes, bananas, kiwi whatever in a big bowl and then add one cup of lowfat yogurt any flavor makes the best fruit salad almost like a dessert YUM!