Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Daily Diet

I received a blog topic suggestion from my friend Brian on what I eat everyday, so here is whats on my menu:

Early Morning
1 Fruit Smoothie/Shake:
  • Handful of Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Handful of Frozen Pineapples
  • Maybe a banana or Orange
  • 1 Tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter
  • Maybe a serving of flax seed oil
  • 1 scoop of whey protein
  • half scoop of soy protein
Since I switched my workouts to mornings (topic of my next blog post), this actually serves as a recovery drink as well.

Mid Morning
1 Toasted Everything Bagel (my vice)
1 Serving of Ham
1-2 pieces of Cheddar, Colby Jack or Chedarela cheese
[Obviously, these are all put together to make a sandwich]
Cup of tea or half regular/half decaf coffee with H&H and some of that maui golden sugar

Late Morning
1-2 handfuls of trail mix
And/Or 1-2 Tbsp's of almond or peanut butter (straight out of the jar, utensil not needed)
Maybe an Apple

Lunch
Yoga, stretching, or maybe a light physical activity, which may happen at lunch time, or later in the afternoon

Early Afternoon
1 plate of a chicken/rice/beans concoction that I brew up. Basically, throw chicken, oil, seasoning, your favorite bean, and a 50/50 mix of white/brown rice into a pot, bring to a boil, then let it simmer. Add in peppers and/or onions for taste. I can't do 100% brown rice since it makes my stomach a little upset.

Mid Afternoon
Huge Mondo Salad - Grab a 1.5 quart container, and add in the following:
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Maybe a handful of trail mix
Topped with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a little salt & pepper. Sometimes I will buy the packets of salad dressing, or the bottled stuff.

Occasionally, I won't really feel satiated after the salad, so I will wander over to the nearest admins' candy bowl, grab a small snickers (or two), come back and dip in my jar of peanut butter (on my desk for easy access of course).

Early Evening (Dinner)
Lately, I have been rocking a serving of meat (chicken, burger, steak, or pork), with a frozen veggie mix, and then my favorite - french fries. My fav brand of FF is Alexia (can be purchased a Henry's).

Notes:
  • I don't count calories - if I am hungry, I eat
  • Most meat I consume is organic
  • Note no eggs or fish (I don't like either, but wish I did)
  • After a few days, I feel my diet can be a little lean, so I might hit up a dark chocolate bar (my other vice) or something that packs serious calories
  • Occasionally, I will have a glass of wine (anti-oxidants what!) or beer with dinner
  • Most veggies are purchased organic and cheap at the solana beach farmers market, every sunday at 2-5pm on rios ave.
  • Below is a pic of what $12 got me last sunday

I am still definitely willing to listen to suggestions since nutrition for most people can always be fine tuned!

mmmmm fooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddd

6 comments:

IronmanUSA2007 said...

you must spend a crapboat of money on food. That's a lot of meal for one day.

It makes me laugh because my nutrition is a train wreck. For example a normal workday consists of:

wake-up.
Nutrigrain bar or banana.
bike commute 15 miles to work.
walk to Stewart's for the best cup of coffee money can buy.
drink coffee.
Work.
If time allows, eat lunch - which usually consists of a granola bar
and a sandwich on multigrain bread.
work through afternoon.
bannana/piece of fruit and a powerbar before afternoon workout.
endurox recovery drink.
Night court.
Bike commute 15 miles home.
eat dinner (whatever the girlfriend is cooking - usually one portion of meat, one portion of vegetables and a starch (potatoes/pasta) portion) - usually a balanced meal.
Before bed eat copious amounts of ice cream -- mint chocolate chip preferred. Add Reese's chocolate syrup to taste.
Off to sleep.

Seems like you have a pretty good routine working. I wish my day was a little more scheduled so I could plan ahead more often - instead of working through lunch three or four days a week.

Nikee Pomper said...

Seeing that you are an organic, farmer’s market guy- Check out Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s about a family that commits to a year of eating only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow themselves, or learn to live without. And they don’t live in CA! It’s a fascinating book!

ann marie said...

Yay for Organics! But I would add ice cream and a few dirty martinis to your menu. . . just a suggestion.

JMoTriBella said...

I thought you gave up meat?!!?!? I'm glad you've come back from the dark side! Steak and bbq bacon cheeseburgers are God's give to a hungry triathlete!

moonpie said...

Your diet sounds good man, and I use only the same kind of PB. In fact, I just had a PB and Nutella sammich ;)

See you at IM USA - soon!!!!

patrickcowgilldrain said...

So Denner...where does work fit in among all this eating?