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A Full Day of Eating with IIFYM

by / 7 months ago

Eating and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. I’ve already talked to you about IIFYM and how to calculate your macros using MyFitnessPal so now I thought I would give you all an idea of what I eat in a day.

Because eating the same thing day in and day out can get pretty old, I like to pick one thing to eat everyday for a week and then switch it up the next week. It’s a good idea to have a few options that that you can rotate.

Also, I never eat the same thing for dinner 2 days in a row. If you’d like to get ideas of the kinds of things we make for dinner, feel free to check out my Favorite Recipes board on Pinterest.

Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist. This is simply what I eat in an average day and what has worked for me. This is not intended to be a diagnosis or medical advice.

My Full Day of Eating

Breakfast: 7:00 am

Breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day. Many experts also say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some people hate it, but I can’t go without it. I like to start my day with chocolate chip protein pancakes, 3 egg whites and coffee with unsweetened coconut and liquid stevia. (3 days a week I treat myself to a No Sugar Added Vanilla Iced Coffee from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf).

Post Workout: 10:00 am

1st Phorm Phormula 1 and Ignition post workout stack

I head to the gym after dropping off the girls at school and don’t eat again until post-workout. Post-workout is possibly the second most important meal of the day. After my workout I drink 1 scoop of 1st Phorm Phormula-1 with 1/2 scoop Ignition and 8 oz water. My top 3 favorite flavors are 1. Loop D Fruit 2. Rootbeer Float and 3. CTC (cinnamon toast crunch)

Lunch: 12:00 pm

Eating lunch is pretty hard to do around here. I am always running around doing something and this meal used to often get overlooked. Within the past few months my husband started meal prepping lunches for me and it’s been a tremendous help.

One of my favorite lunches is 4 oz cod (about 1/2 a filet from Costco), 1/2 cup roasted broccoli with pepper, garlic salt and a pinch of parmesan, a slice of Ezekiel 4:9 with a light spread of buttery spread and a Clear American flavored water (I’m currently obsessed with these).

Snack: 2:00 pm

Usually at 2:00 pm I’m shuffling out the door to go pick up my daughter from school. I need something easy to grab on the go and keep me satisfied until dinner. Lately my go-to snack has been a small granny smith apple and 1 scoop of 1st Phorm Level-1 mixed with 8-12 oz water. My favorite flavors of Level-1 are Caramel Latte and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Like I mentioned above, we don’t eat the same thing for dinner every night. I always keep ground turkey, Italian chicken sausage, cooked chicken sausage, chicken breast, shrimp and salmon on hand so that is what we base our dinners off of.

Tonight it was cool and rainy so we had my favorite dish, New Orleans shrimp and rice. We’ve been using this Martha Stewart recipe for a few years now and I’m pretty sure we’ve modified it a little bit here and there but here is the original recipe that you can adapt to your liking. We like to add excessive amounts of Louisiana hot s

Dessert: 8:30 pm

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I have a huge sweet tooth and have really cut back on my sugars lately. I typically don’t have “dessert” until after the kids go to bed otherwise they are all up in my face asking for a bite aka eating the whole thing.

We typically only have one of three things as a treat and those are: this amazing vegan cookie dough from the Live-In Kitchen, the “new” chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Bake to Be Fit Healthy Cookie cookbook or Halo Top.

Here is a snapshot of what my macros looked like for the day, it wasn’t a perfect day, but I still did pretty well:

Eating doesn’t have to be difficult! As you can see, this is pretty attainable AND sustainable for the average person. Nothing is too difficult to prepare and all of the ingredients can be found at regular grocery stores including Walmart and Costco.

I’d love to hear what your favorite healthy meals are! If you liked this post and would like to see more like this, please leave a comment below and let me know. I enjoy hearing from you.

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4 comments on “A Full Day of Eating with IIFYM

  1. Love this!!! I’m going to start trying to follow your eating patterns! I see a few things I’d never touch so I’m gonna go look at your other recipes and pick some I could see myself eating! I can’t see your macro count the picture is blurry but it might just be because I’m on my phone. Also, I’m going to go learn about macros!

    • Thanks for letting me know, I’ll try to fix the image. I really like fish but I know some people don’t. Clean eating is meant to be easy and IIFYM is basically eating what you like as long as it fits your macros. I can’t eat yogurt, bananas, oatmeal or sweet potatoes but pretty much most meal plans include those. You have to do what works for you or you won’t do it.

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