I'm not a morning person so I don't wake up too early unless I have a race or an appointment. I get up about 8:00am and my long day begins.
8:00 AM - Breakfast
**Please know that fruits are good for you, I'm just a little different. I do have a small fruit about once or twice a week.
10:30AM - Snack
It provides natural blood sugar support. It is low glycemic, high in protein and high in fiber. It promotes healthy blood glucose metabolism and supports normal insulin response. It is good for me and it tastes delicious. The Flavor is-- Caramel Cream Brulee.
12:30PM - Lunch
Red pepper with some Hummus
PS - I've posted a list of other snacks I eat under the nutrition page.
Usually around 4:30 in the afternoon I start getting ready to head to the gym for a couple of classes. The following is my schedule for my classes.
I have been known to take a day or two off here and there when my body requested. I listen to my body - perhaps a little closer than the regular person. Why? because as a cancer survivor you learn to be in tune with your body. (sometimes a little bit too much, it is part of the collateral damage).
Between classes I have a Snack:
7:00PM - Dinner
Mixed steamed vegetables, salmon and a cup of brown rice.
OK so after dinner is where I need a little work. I go to bed very late - I have tried to go to bed early, and I just lay there and for some reason I can't find my sleep. If you see my activity below - I should be tired from my workouts - yet I don't sleep well.
I don't get to bed until approximately 1:30 - 2am, so needless to say I do get hungry about 10:00pm so I grab a small snack, but I have to watch because some nights have gotten out of control. - One snack becomes many snacks.
So I confess -This is where my problem lies. I do work hard on it, and I'm improving somewhat. I have tried everything except for any kind of medication which I won't do.
I not perfect, far from it. I have accepted that there is a problem, I'm cognizant of it, and I'm working on it. Step by Step we travel far.
Skinny Popcorn or Fit Popcorn
I do journal my intakes and all my calories in and outs on LOSE IT (an IPhone app) - It helps me keep accountable. I do wear a Fitbit Flex and I also just got a Polar Loop. They both let me know if I am meeting my daily physical activity goal which I do the majority of days.
This is how my daily activity looks like:
Looking at the above chart you can see the problem. Not too much sleep. Remember SLEEP is very important for the body, health, and weight loss.
I want to thank those that asked me to share one of my typical days- it has shed some light on my problem, and I'm determined to break down the wall. It is hindering my progress, and I have goals to meet.
Here's another sample of my daily food intake. CLICK HERE