Guest Post: FDOE with the Hubs

Hey again!

The hubs here, back for another guest post! Jess is letting me write about aaanything I want so here’s what I chose:

Food 🙂

Was that too obvious? Probably. But what about food specifically?

I always find these “full days of eating” pretty tasteful (pun intended) and sometimes even inspiring, so that’s what I’m going to do. Come along and join me for a few meals today!


Breakfast. 8:00 AM.. “The most important meal of the day.” Or as I like to think of it, “the meal I skip so I can eat more later.”

Don’t get me wrong, breakfast food is DELICIOUS. Pancakes. Eggs. Syrup. Biscuits. Gravy. Aka, noms-town. But. I feel much more awake and alert when I have an empty stomach in the morning. So instead of food, I drink a tall glass of agua followed by either a cup of iced coffee or another caffeinated beverage.

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Nutrients:

Agua – hydration

Beverage – 120 mg caffeine


Lunch. 12:30 PM. Thanks coffee, you’ve done your job. Food can take over from here.

I approach lunch with the same mindset as breakfast: keep it light. Too much food causes me to be tired, too little is going to leave me hungry.

We have a cafeteria at work that stocks these delicious little chicken hummus wraps. They weigh in at only 300 calories. Dip that in some sriracha and MMM. Taste buds are happy. In addition to that, I grab some greens from the salad bar to fill me up. And for dessert, either a protein bar or some fruit.

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Nutrients:

Wrap

– 300 calories

– 10 grams of fat

– 34 grams of carbs

– 5 grams of fiber

– 19 grams of protein

Greens

– 50 calories

– 0.5 grams of fat

– 10 grams of carbs

– 4 grams of fiber

– 2 grams of protein

Quest bar

– 190 calories

– 9 grams of fat

– 20 grams of carbs

– 14 grams of fiber

– 21 grams of protein

Total

– 540 calories

– 19.5 grams of fat

– 66 grams of carbs

– 23 grams of fiber

– 42 grams of protein


Pre-workout meal. 4:30 PM. A little high carb snack at the end of my work day to fuel my workout.

Usually a good apple or piece of citrus fruit does the job here. Quick, portable, minimal mess, and tasty. My favorite – Fuji or Honeycrisp apple.

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Nutrients:

Apple

– 130 calories

– 0.5 grams of fat

– 35 grams of carbs

– 3 grams of fiber

– 0.5 grams of protein


Post-workout meal. 6:30 PM. Something to hold me over before dinner.

I used to believe in something called the “anabolic window,” which was a period of time after a workout when you had to eat a meal high in protein to avoid letting your workout go to waste. It has since been proven false, but I’ll be the first to admit that I followed that advice religiously. Now, I just drink a protein shake before I jump in the shower to give me a bit of energy and help meet my protein needs for the day.

My go-to protein = Physique Enhancing Science (PES) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. A couple scoops of this with 8 ounces of almond milk and 8 ounces of cold water is the perfect consistency.

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Nutrients:

Protein shake

– 270 calories

– 4.5 grams of fat

– 9 grams of carbs

– 1 gram of fiber

– 47 grams of protein


Dinner. 8:30 PM. Time to EAT.

This is obviously my favorite meal of the day. I get to relax at home with Jess, talk, and maybe watch a couple shows. What I choose to eat totally depends on my mood but I have a few staples I usually choose from. These include a Mexican-style burrito, Mediterranean-style wrap, teriyaki bowl, and a few others. Here’s one of my favorites. A teriyaki chicken plate from a hole in the wall that Jess and I found one night while desperately searching for a teriyaki joint.

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Nutrients (estimated):

Teriyaki plate

– 940 calories

– 25 grams of fat

– 100 grams of carbs

– 5 grams of fiber

– 70 grams of protein


Dessert. 9:00 PM. Okay, I lied. THIS is my favorite meal.

Where were Ben & Jerry when Galileo and Newton were writing the laws of physics? I bet if they were around, B&J would demand a law that went something like this: “One may eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream every night without gaining an ounce of fat.” Now that’s my kind of physics.

Instead, I’ve found a brand that gets the job done pretty well. It’s called Halo Top and you can get any flavor for under 400 calories. My favorites include the Red Velvet, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, and Birthday Cake. I throw a dollop of Cool Whip on top and I’m set.

 

Nutrients:

Ice cream bowl

– 400 calories

– 14 grams of fat

– 62 grams of carbs

– 12 grams of fiber

– 24 grams of protein


Totals

– 2280 calories

– 63.5 grams of fat

– 272 grams of carbs

– 44 grams of fiber

– 183 grams of protein

Thanks for joining me for a day of eating! I hope you were able to garner some inspiration from these meals.

Until next time!

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