Pack in the Protein 

The key ingredient for me to get the energy injeed without STARVING is protein. 

Which is why I eat it all day long. How many servings of protein do you want to get per day? That worked from person to person but at my weight and activity level I need 4-5. Yes!! I love my protein! 

Here are some of my favorite sources:

  • Chicken
  • Quinoa
  • Greek yogurt
  • Almonds 
  • Cashews
  • Shakeology 
  • Almond butter 
  • Tilapia, Cod, Salmon 
  • Ham
  • Natural Peanut Butter

Today is Day 3 which is typically when my body starts really craving those empty carbs. So my response is protein readiness! 

Watch how I built my meal’s and snacks around this one part of my diet. 

BREAKFAST: Smoothie! 1/2 frozen banana blended with 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology, 1 teaspoon almond butter, 6 ice cubes and water to cover it all.

I didn’t get time for a snack today so I was pretty hungry by 1:15 when I finally got a chance to eat. 

I split a bag of a chopped Asian salad mix with the hubby and top the greens and veggies with, you guessed it, chicken nuggets! I ate a mandarin too!

SNACK: I was feeling pretty hungry by 4:30 but with dinner around the corner I didn’t want to ruin my appetite. No fear, almonds to the rescue. We keep our raw, unsalted nuts in the freezer, which prolongs their lifespan. A serving of almonds is 2-3 tablespoons, which is something like 16-20 almonds (I think). 

Anni and I crashed for about 30 minutes just in time for more PROTEIN. Yay!

DINNER: Christian is at the helm while off work so it’s grilled chicken breast, a quinoa salad of tomatoes, cucumber, and feta, and asparagus. Really it’s a glorified quinoa bowl, which I love. 

I am on my way out for a coffee date with my girlfriends so I’ll be sticking to tea! 

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