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:
- Greek yogurt
- Almond butter
- Tilapia, Cod, Salmon
- 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 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!
I am on my way out for a coffee date with my girlfriends so I’ll be sticking to tea!