WIAW on the Nutrition Plan

December 7, 2011 · 70 comments

I promised I’d go into further detail about my new nutrition plan. So, I figured I’d show you a day in the life of the plan my friend Jim created for me.

I also told him if I get crazy ripped off this plan that I fully expect to be one of those back-bending, foot-popping ladies in black spandex smiling giddily on his website/wall.

Onto my typical day of nutritional eating.

Jim had me keep a food journal for a few days before I met with him to discuss my plan. After looking at the journal for five seconds, he exclaims, “WOW, you’re a picker.”

Yes, I’m a picker. I like to snack.

My biggest adjustments to my eating in THE PLAN include:

  • small meals at specific times throughout the day (7 a.m., 10, 12 p.m., 3, 4:30, and 7:30)
  • eating right when I wake up (I know, I know…duh)
  • eating right after I work out (this is the hardest for me)
  • LOTS. OF. FRUIT.
  • LOTS. OF. WATER. (or Crystal Light in my case, because I’m missing the genes that enable one to enjoy the taste of water)
  • no fruit juices

  • almond butter instead of PB (yes, I had to put the peanut butter out of reach in the pantry or I can’t control myself)

I have several options for each mealtime. What I have pictured here is just the options I selected for this specific day. I most definitely don’t eat the same exact thing every day.

Breakfast comes around 7:00 a.m. and includes a 100% whole wheat english muffin, 1 tbsp almond butter, and a piece of fruit. I always go for my favorite, the banananana.

And as I slice this bananana, I sing the batman song. Bananana-style.

Chloe likes the morning entertainment.

Onto my 10:00 a.m. snack:

Oh snap, another ‘nana. Looks like I didn’t switch it up much this day…

Around 12:00-12:30, I usually go stake out the school cafeteria for some ensalada, a turkey sandwich, or some soup.

This day, salad won out. And no more honey mustard dressing for this girl (sob).

At 3:00, I hit up a snacky snack.

These EAS shakes are all kinds of delicious. I whole-heartedly recommend getting your hands on ‘em.

Fast-forward to 4:30, when I have my pre-workout snack.

Jim nixed Clif bars from my snack options (too big; not as great nutrition benefits as Luna bars), but I am allowed Clif bar minis.

And then right after I get home from the gym, I make some dinna. This is supposed to incorporate 3-4 oz. protein, 1/2 cup brown rice or other whole grains, and several cups of veggies, cooked and raw.

Quinoa stir-fry bowls will never look pretty on camera. This one has broccoli, squash and zucchini, chopped onion, spinach, turkey, and marinara sauce over quinoa.

I have one last high-protein snack around 10 p.m. This is generally fruit and cottage cheese, fruit and greek yogurt, or my lover, the Vitatop.

This is a recycled photo – my Vitatops are now topped with 0% cottage cheese… no more peanut butter and chocolate syrup.

I’ll be updating you guys on how it’s going, but so far, I’m giving it two thumbs up. I’m learning to portion better, snacking less, and feeling much more full throughout the day.

And for those of you girls who can’t get enough of Jim, I’ve provided a video.

You’re welcome.

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