This week’s What I Ate Wednesday is the second in a two-part series. I so appreciated all of your comments and suggestions on last week’s WIAW, where I asked for opinions about eating back the calories burnt on a long marathon-training run. I made a conscious effort, starting on Thursday (actually, even Wednesday during the day!) to add more healthy fats and proteins to my diet. That being said, here’s what my day looked like this past Saturday after a seventeen mile run:
Pre-run fuel: almond butter on a TJ’s whole wheat pita
Post-run breakfast: TJ’s chicken sausage with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, egg whites, and a little Parmesan + an apple + toast w/sugar-free jam
Snack: celery & carrots w/hummus + 1/2 serving of almonds
Lunch: Green Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Dinner: Date night at Gordon Biersch–bread, flatbread, and wine + a stop at a bar for one more glass of wine
MyFitnessPal broke it down like this…
I am happy to say that I went to bed on a full and happy stomach. I woke up without feeling completely famished. I think all in all I did a better job of balancing the healthier whole foods during the day, while still allowing myself a treat that night when we went out to eat. I thank you all for your help, and look forward to making this new strategy a habit.
What are some of your favorite protein-filled snacks that are not dairy?
How do you like to get your healthy fats in?