WIAW # 133 – Macro Counting with a Coach

WIAW # 133 – Macro Counting with a Coach

Happy Wednesday everyone. I can’t believe it is February 1st already, where has the time gone? But, I can’t say I am upset about it. I truly cannot stand the cold.

I have been getting a ton of questions about what I have been eating since I started counting macros with Quincey (my macro coach). So, I thought I would share a day of food with you in one of my favorite ways, an oldie, but a goodie What I Ate Wednesday post.

Breakfast

I have been craving french toast lately, but typical french toast just doesn’t have enough protein in it for me. So, I have completely fallen in love with protein french toast and it has been the perfect way to start my day. I paired it with 1/2 of a banana.

Mix 1/3-1/2 scoop of protein powder (I have been loving Pescience Snickerdoodle), 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract… Dip 1 piece of bread into mixture and soak on each side for a few seconds. Cook on a preheated pan.

I like to top mine with 1/4 tsp whipped butter, 2 tsp sugar free maple syrup and 1/2 tsp powdered sugar. (In order to make sure I hit my macros correctly I measure EVERYTHING.)

Pour remainder of mix in a small skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and heated to medium. Flip once bubbles form and enjoy.

Snack 1

After getting Sophia and Isabella on the bus I always sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. I use a 1/2 tablespoon of all natural creamer. I also snacked on a handful of my white chocolate candy mix (yes, you can still eat your favorite treats while counting macros). I just made sure to measure out my serving so I didn’t mess up my day. Everything in moderation.

Snack 2

For some reason I was having a hungry morning so I ate a turkey wrap.

  • 4 slices of trader joes oven roasted turkey on a 1/4 of a low carb warp with a small bowl of strawberries, grapes, and apple slices.

Lunch

I enjoyed one of my favorite salads with grilled chicken, center cut bacon, parmesan cheese, almonds, walnuts, and balsamic dressing.

Snack 3

After putting McKayla and McKenzie down for their naps I was in the mood for something sweet so I made one of my microwave paleo chocolate cakes and topped it with 1/2 tsp almond butter and salted caramel halo top.

When I first tried Halo Top I didn’t love it, but I quickly realized it was because I didn’t let it sit long enough on the counter, now I can’t get enough of it. YUM!!

Snack 4

I was starting getting hungry again and wanted to eat a high protein snack before getting the girls off the bus so I whipped up some scrambled egg whites with 1/2 a bagel thin.

Dinner

I made a turkey burger wrap with extra lean ground turkey, organic american cheese on 1/2 a flat-out wrap topped with reduced sugar ketchup and mustard. I paired my burger wrap with half of a baked sweet potato.

Snack 5 

I ended my day with a couple of my favorites…

  • a few protein muffins topped with almond butter – the recipe is on my instagram – @reneefitformotherhood… (since posting the recipe I have omitted the sugar free pudding mix and instead added 1 tsp vanilla extract and you can’t even tell; I’m not a huge fan of sugar free processed food and try to avoid it whenever possible.)
  • snickerdoodle and egg white protein pancake/omelette (I needed more protein)
  • a reese’s heart (I love when I work this into my macros)

The key to sticking to your macros and being able to enjoy your favorite food is simply portion control. For example maybe you only have half a banana so you can save some carbs for something else. Plan, plan and plan some more.

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