Sample Diet

I have been asked what I eat on a regular basis, especially when I am in the middle of marathon training. My appetite greatly increases during training so I find it important to snack often. 

I used “My Fitness Pal” to keep track of what I ate. I do normally track what I eat or count calories, but I have enjoyed using this app because I wanted to make sure I was getting enough protein in my diet.

Please note that I am NOT a dietician. This is just a sample of what I eat on a regular basis.

Tuesday: I had the day off from running so my caloric intake is not near as high as it would be on a day that I ran. Also, I was curious about the “So Delicious” almond yogurt… I personally did not enjoy it. It was alright with fresh strawberries, but not my favorite.

Breakfast consisted of a smoothie, lunch was pasta, and dinner was a stir fry.

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Wednesday: I ate substantially more food on this day. Hence the two pictures it takes. It shows exercise at the bottom. Kind of cool. I ran 7 miles, with an average pace of 8:06 and took Charlie on a couple walks. I did lower body strength training and 20 minutes of core work.

Breakfast consisted of coffee, oatmeal (I put some chocolate into my oatmeal), and vitamin. NO I am not pregnant, I just take a multivitamin. Lunch was pasta, dinner was homemade eggplant parmesan, and snacks consisted of a juice at during the day, yogurt and fruit at night, and plate of raw veggies and hummus sometime in the afternoon.

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Thursday: I ran 4 miles at an average pace of 8:45. 

Breakfast consisted of oatmeal and lots of coffee (I worked at the coffee shop that morning…), lunch was leftover eggplant parmesan, and dinner was another stir fry from goodies I got at the farmers market.

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I don’t think I will keep up with tracking my food much longer. It is a little time consuming and I sometimes forget what I eat. The main reason I wanted to use it was to track my protein intake since I cut out animal products. Once I feel more comfortable with the amount of protein I consume on a daily basis I will probably stop tracking what I eat.

I do like that it includes most exercises. I found that core work is not listed, and it does not give you an estimated amount of calories burned for strength training.

It is a great app if you are wanting to lose weight, or see what you are not eating enough of (or too much). On most days I consume “too much” sugar. Most of the sugar I consume comes from fresh fruit so I am not concerned.

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