Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What am I eating today?

Lasts night Sensei asked my husband (while he was at karate) what I eat since I am not losing weight very quickly (yet!).  So, I thought you might be interested in what I am eating these days. 
What you see is basically what I will be eating all week.  I make large batches of food and then we just heat it up for meals.  To the left you see a package of Nutiva Hemp Protein.  I have been trying this protein out this week.  Most protein powders don't agree with me.  If you are a regular reader you know that I can no longer have soy, whey, rice, or egg protein.  So far the Hemp protein has been alright for me (but only this brand.  I have tried another brand and had an allergic reaction to that one).  This morning I mixed it with almond milk.  I won't suggest you do that.  It tasted horrible.  I got some no sugar blueberry/cranberry juice to mix with it tomorrow.

This was lunch. Shirataki noodles (which are high in fiber and contain zero gluten), Bell and Evans chicken, broccoli, assorted peppers, onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and Bragg's Ginger and Sesame salad dressing.  I also had a latte (about 200 calories) around 11a.m.  In a few minutes I will be brewing some green tea (I add a teaspoon of honey to my huge mug of tea).

Dinner is in the crock pot as I type.  I will take a picture of it when the soup is done.  It contains organic chicken broth, Braggs Amino Acids, onions, peppers, carrots, spinach, ground turkey, and ground Laura's Organic Beef.  My husband will eat this with bread, I won't.  We both usually add a little cheese on top of our soup.  For afters, I may have a few pieces of chocolate or some berries with whip cream.

(soup doesn't photograph well)

My diet is basically based on the "Primal Blueprint" diet.  No grains, higher protein, good fats, and try to keep it low in sugar.  I am not perfect in doing this but I do try.  I also try to get a lot of veggies in because I feel better and stay fuller when I do that.  Also, my weight loss completely corresponds to how many veggies I eat per day.  And, while "Primal Blueprint" is the philosophy of nutrition that works best for my body, I still have to watch portion size.  Slimpods is really helping me with that.


  1. Your meals look more entertaining than mine currently! I'm recovering from gum surgery, so it's egg whites for breakfast, snack of V8, lunch is one SlimFast and a Fage 0% greek yogurt, another snack of V8, slice of cheese, and finally dinner is a sweet potato mash. I also have a mango/peach/banana smoothie also made with more greek yogurt (need to get protein in somehow!).

    Oh, and ice cream. Because there are limits to how much I am willing to suffer, and the complete lack of food with texture is getting mind-bendingly awful. Fortunately, I am allowed to chew starting tomorrow. Hooray!

    Sounds like you're doing great -- I hope you're feeling better :)

  2. Amanda, I hope you feel better soon!!