My Diet Overview!

Since I get a lot of questions about the diet portion of my fitness journey, I wanted my first blog in my diet category to be a little broad.  I can then in my future posts and after hearing more of your questions become more specific 🙂

So the main points I hit on my diet are as follows:

  • I do not go out to eat Monday – Friday Lunch (Friday Evening starts my weekend!)
  • I only drink water, coffee, crystal light, and maybe an occasional low calorie gatorade during the week.  No sweet tea, no sodas, no alcohol, beer, wine or liquor.  On the weekends (primarily only Friday evening and Saturday), I only normally add in a little wine, some vodka and maybe a few sugar free red bull’s. Every once in a while I’ll Sunday Funday, but usually after Friday evening and Saturday, I’m ready to get back to the grind on Sunday and start a fresh new week!
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are a total must every single day.
  • I probably consume anywhere from 4-6 of the smoothies that I make weekly.
  • Grant and I either cook for each other or cook together every evening of the week.  Cooking at home cuts out so many extra calories, saves money and allows some great quality time!
  • I do snack regularly, but I try to limit snacking once the evening time rolls around.  Some of my favorite snacks are apples, bananas or celery dipped in peanut butter, almonds, fresh coconut flakes, strawberries and fat free cool whip, frozen berries warmed up with sugar free syrup, frozen grapes, protein pancakes, mushrooms and pretzels with hummus, mozzarella with tomato and balsamic vinaigrette, greek yogurt with flaxseed, and boiled eggs to name a few.  I also love to make cabbage soup filled with all kinds of healthy veggies.  Keeping that in the fridge always allows me to heat up a little bit if I’m needing something in between meals.
  • When I don’t have time to cook, I love to keep Steam fresh sides by Birds Eye Brand in the freezer.  I get them at Kroger and they have ranch flavored broccoli, siracha green beans, buffalo cauliflower and multiple protein blends.
  • As far as seasonings go, I try to primarily use Mrs. Dash to keep the sodium as low as possible in my diet.  They have so many yummy flavors!  Some of my favorites include: Southwest Chipotle, Extra Spicy and Tomato Basil.

And just to give you what a normal week day food diary would look like for me, I wrote down everything I ate today.

Breakfast: Coffee and Homemade Smoothie filled with Kale, Spinach, Berries, Banana and Protein Powder.  Watch my smoothie video tutorial here.

Snack: Plum

Lunch: Red Leaf Salad with boiled egg, bell pepper, 1/2 an avocado, some leftover salmon on top with olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Snack: 2 Celery sticks with Peanut Butter and a small handful of almonds.

Dinner: Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast, Asparagus with Crushed Red Pepper and Mushrooms cooked with worcestershire sauce. (Which by the way I don’t think I’ll EVER be able to spell that without looking at the bottle or typing something close enough for google to correct it for me!)

So I hope this overview gives you all a good overview of my diet.  I will be sharing more recipes down the road, so let me know what questions you have below.  After all, this blog is for YOU!  Oh and I still need to do a diet based photo shoot, so stay tuned!

xo,

11 Comments

  1. Reply

    Chelsea Abke

    April 26, 2017

    I can’t seem to find the smoothly video! Can you send it to me or show me another way to get it! I love everything about your blog!!!

    • Reply

      randa

      April 26, 2017

      Under fitness, there’s a blog post or you can just click videos at the top menu and it’s currently the 2nd down!

  2. Reply

    Katheryn cyphers

    May 1, 2017

    Hi Randa,
    I am going to start your smoothie diet, but where can I get the strawberry powder you had and what is the collagen powder called you have?
    Thanks
    Katheryn

    • Reply

      randa

      May 2, 2017

      Hey lady, I got the strawberry powder from Kroger and the Collagen powder from Amazon!

  3. Reply

    Karli

    May 3, 2017

    I have been waiting for your blog for forever!! I am too on my fitness journey! I have lost 35 pounds! But i really want to tone up now! Thank you for sharing your story!!

    • Reply

      randa

      May 3, 2017

      Wow so incredible to hear!!! Keep it up. Losing it is the longest hardest journey because if you do it right it takes time. Once I got to my goal weight and then added in more weights to tone, it’s so crazy how fast the transformation takes place.

  4. Reply

    Katheryn cyphers

    July 30, 2017

    Hi Randa,
    We are currently building our first home and was wanting to ask where you went to get your tile for backsplash etc.

    • Reply

      randa

      July 31, 2017

      Hi there, Brazos Valley flooring in College Station for all of our flooring and backsplash. Tell Patrick I sent ya!

  5. Reply

    Erica

    January 6, 2018

    Ugh you’re so disciplined. I’m doing to do your fitness challenge! I want to feel better!

    • Reply

      randa

      January 8, 2018

      Do it girl! It’s not easy, but I really do feel better and more positive and energetic when I stay disciplined and follow healthy ways! There’s 3 spots left to join!

  6. Reply

    Tiffany Buchanan

    August 18, 2018

    Where can I find the veggie recipe?

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