What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #2 Realistic and Healthy

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #2 Realistic and Healthy

Are you looking for a realistic and healthy example of what a day of eating looks like for someone who is trying to lose weight? When I first started trying to lose weight I would always look online in hopes of finding out what to eat. A lot of the times what I found was people preparing meals that took way too long, included multiple items that were really expensive, and a lot of the times did not look like something that I would actually want to eat.

It was just so hard for me to find an example of what I considered healthy, sustainable, cost-effective and REALISTIC. My hope is that I can be that person for you.  You will not find a day of eating that is perfect, but what you will find is a true and realistic example of what I eat in a typical day to continue to lose weight.

Early Morning:

During my weekend meal prep, I made green smoothies with mango, spinach, lemon juice, and collagen. This particular morning I was a little hungry when I woke up, but not completely ready for breakfast. I decided that I would have one of these green smoothies. I make these smoothies as a way for me to get in more vegetables throughout the day. I aim to hit 6 cups of vegetables a day and by making a smoothie it helps me to get 1-2 cups of vegetables in right away. If you are wondering if the smoothie tastes like spinach, rest assured it actually doesn’t. The mango and lemon juice mask the taste of the spinach.

Breakfast:

I made my Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats the night before and let set in the fridge overnight. These oats really taste like dessert to me. They are so good! A lot of people ask if they should warm overnight oats or keep them cold. I like them both cold and warm. Sometimes I eat them straight out of the fridge cold, but on this particular morning, I warmed the oats for 1 minute.

Coffee:

I had 1 cup of coffee. I added 1/2 cup of plain unsweetened almond milk and a little less than 1 tablespoon of agave.

Snack #1:

For a snack, I had a homemade blueberry snack cake. I made this snack cake using my blueberry muffin batter. Although I do prefer to make the batter into muffins, at the time that I was making this both of my muffin pans were being used. Making it into a snack cake still tasted really good though.

Lunch:

For lunch, I had my leftover Sausage, Kale, and Lentil soup. This was a very hearty meal. I really enjoy making this soup because it’s an easy and delicious way to get in more vegetables.

Snack #2:

For a second snack, I had one serving of chocolate covered almonds. They are so good. They are really high in calories, though, so I have to make sure to portion them out because I can easily eat the whole bag in one sitting. Chocolate covered almonds used to seem like a weird thing to me, but ever since I tried them the first time I can’t get enough.

Dinner:

For a quick dinner, I had Shrimp Alfredo that I made with brown rice and quinoa pasta, shrimp, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, and Italian seasoning. I really like brown rice and quinoa pasta because it takes very similar to white pasta to me, but it’s a lot healthier. I also had a salad on the side with a romaine salad blend, grape tomatoes, and a homemade vinaigrette that I made out of red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, agave, salt, and pepper.

After Dinner Snack/Dessert:

A couple of hours after dinner I wanted something a little sweet so I had some frozen grapes.

***Note: On this day I drank about 65 ounces of water***

 

My goal for writing this post was to show you that healthy eating does not have to be complex, can actually taste good, and does not have to cost you a lot of money. This day of eating was not perfect by any means, but it was a true example of what I would consider to be a realistic and healthy day of eating.

 

If you missed my last post like this, check out the post What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #1.

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