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.