Erin’s Eating Plan for Week Ending 08-01-15

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So I decided to start tracking my meals in a log sheet so that I could share them for anyone interested in modifying their diet to reflect my program. I eat 5 meals a day (clean food) and track my portions based on color-coded portion containers from the 21-Day Fix. I added the colors down below each meal and linked to any new recipes included. NOTE: not every day is perfect and sometimes I go over on containers.  If I’ve gone over, I try to mark those with a “+” after the color so you can modify if you want.

For my size, I get 3 green (vegetables), 2 purple (fruits), 4 red (proteins), 2 yellow (carbs), 1 blue (healthy fats), 2 orange (dressings or seeds), and 2 tsp olive oil. Surprisingly, it’s a lot of food even thought it may not look it. Sometimes I don’t even eat all of them. And most days I do eat an extra vegetable because I don’t think you can ever have enough of those. 🙂

Most of my days are pretty similar because it makes it simple to follow, and several items are easy to grab and go. Being prepared helps! During the work week I usually start with a fruit smoothie or sometimes just plain fruit, followed with 2 hard-boiled eggs or 1 cup fruit mid-morning, a good-sized salad for lunch (or sometimes leftovers), carrot sticks or fruit (if I haven’t had all my fruits in the morning) for my afternoon snack, a protein shake after my workout, and then dinner varies. On the weekends I generally have my cooked eggs for breakfast with a vegetable or some wheat toast… then followed by fruit. Lunch is generally a salad or a smoothie.

You’ll notice certain items repeat often… part of this is due to what I receive from my CSA. Right now I’m getting tons of peaches, cantaloupe, green beans, okra and tomatoes, and I just got finished with zucchini, corn and blueberries. So all of these items will be reflected in my plan because they are in season and I have them.

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3 Comments

  1. Erin said:

    La, I thought you were trying not to eat the meat? But yes, you can easily add meat to my plan. I do a modified vegetarian one so my proteins come from dairy occasionally, but I have to be careful with my allergies. Mostly I use the Greek yogurt for protein in the morning and I still use a little cheese in salads. The only thing that is set in my plan is the number of colored containers I get… people can modify those if they know how many to have and you can eat other prtein sources. 🙂 I like this plan because it is so flexible.

    August 4, 2015
  2. klds said:

    My plan varies in the PROTEIN department- I have to have 3 snacks with 15 g each and 5-6 oz at 2 meals. I can add cheese sticks or eggs for breakfast. Then 2 vegetables, 2 fruits, 2 starches and a little fat each day to keep my hair from falling out. There is very little dairy and what you eat is limited. I don’t like eating this way but it works and I still have 70 pounds to lose. I will try some of the salads but just add my meat to them. My saving grace is 30 gram protein shacks, eggs, cottage cheese and tuna- keeps me from chicken!

    August 4, 2015
  3. Mim & Clark said:

    Thank you for sharing this. It looks like a stick to plan, plus yummy offerings.

    August 3, 2015

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