After four years of working out and eating somewhat healthy my diet has changed significantly. I like watching What I Eat in a Day videos on YouTube because it gives me new meal ideas to put into rotation.
I don’t think I would have ever tried eating avocado toast otherwise.
In the past, I was always hesitant to post the food that I eat because I don’t want anyone to feel like what I eat is also what you should eat as well. Or for anyone to think that this is what I eat every day.
The truth is some days I don’t eat much because I’m busy. And some days I eat a lot.
The key thing I want you to take away from this is that you should focus on what YOUR body needs. And make sure to have both macro and micronutrients in your meals, plus good amounts of fiber.
What I’ve learned about myself is that I perform my best when I listen to my body and honor my hunger. I eat when I’m actually hungry and stop when I’m full or satisfied without over eating.
If that means eating a big breakfast and skipping lunch because I’m not hungry yet then so be it. Same goes for eat a small lunch and being hungry for a snack right after.
It’s more important to me that I eat in a way that is sustainable and healthy than follow any particular diet.
So to give you some meal inspiration and show you that your healthy-ish meals don’t have to be boring, let’s go through what I eat in a day.
What I Eat In a Day to Stay Fit and Healthy
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The thing I enjoy most about the food that I eat is the freedom of it all. I don’t restrict food groups, well except dairy because it doesn’t always sit well with my stomach.
But I want to take the time to reiterate that I don’t eat the same thing everyday. This is just a small glimpse into my meals.
I’ll be honest, I don’t always eat a full breakfast because I don’t wake up early enough. But when I do, my quick go-to breakfasts are:
A nice sized bowl of oatmeal. If I’m feeling saucy I’ll make a bowl of protein oats.
Cheerios Oat Crunch cereal with almond milk,
But If I have more time, usually on the weekend, I love making avocado toast with a fried egg and potatoes. Or French toast with scrambled eggs and fruit.
I try to keep lunch simple by making extra food for dinner and eating it for lunch the next day. I never was a fan of meal prepping so this is what works best for me.
If I don’t make any extra food the night before, then I’ll simply make a turkey sandwich with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Add a couple of roasted red potatoes on the side and enjoy.
Dinner is always where I get to let loose and try new recipes. I try to make one new meal a week to keep things fresh. But I can’t deny pasta is my favorite.
My other go to meals are:
- Turkey burgers
- Baked fish
- Tacos with rice and beans
This week I made a lasagna and I made it large so I can eat it for lunch the next few days. This is the closest I’ll get to meal prepping.
And that’s it. I prefer to keep my meals simple, realistic, and very flavorful. It saves me time and money, fuels my workouts, and keeps me energized throughout the day.
If you want to see what I ate while I was focused on gaining weight check out these posts: