Food Is Everything
I recently posted a picture clip on Instagram of my relaxed and flexed abdomen. This sparked a lot of praise but also a lot of questions about how I look the way I do.
As many people that follow me know, I had a baby just shy of 9 months ago and my body has been back to my pre-baby weight and size since November. This is all thanks to Macros and being active.
I didn’t go into a caloric deficit because I’m nursing so I needed all of the calories I could get. Now that Asher is nursing less and eating more regular Food, I was able to revisit my nutritional needs. I posted a couple of posts about macros here and here. I stated in an earlier post about taking time to track your intake without restrictions so you can see what you eat daily and assess from there.
The IIFMY calculator on bodybuilder.com told me I should be eating 1,500 calories a day but I was always hungry. At 103lbs, losing weight or being in a deficit isn’t on my radar at all.
After couple days I was consistently eating closer to 1,800 a day and that’s straight clean eating. I haven’t been hungry or craving junk food so I know my macros are on point.
A Full Day Of Eating
This is how my day ended. 1,739 of 1,850
I had 111 calories left over!
Breakfast – 252 Cals
- 2 large eggs
- 6 asparagus spears
- 41g of 1% Cottage Cheese
- 50g pineapple
- 60g raspberries.
Lunch – 709 Cals
- Medium Avocado
- 4 Light Rye Crisps
- 1/2 Serving of Mass Gainz Protein Matrix
Dinner – 458 Cals
- 112g Chicken Breast
- 6 Asparagus Spears
- 1/2 Cup Couscous (my new favorite carb!)
Evening Snack – 320 Cals
- 113g 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
- 45g Harvest Crunch Granola Cereal
- 70g Strawberries
Along with this, I did 20 minutes of slow pass cardio on the treadmill and 15 minutes of kettlebell training!
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