|Posted: 7/12/2012 7:34:24 PM|
Can someone give me a general idea of what you eat in a day? I am trying to do low carb but don't want to give up eating fruit or low carb bread. Is it bad to eat eggs every morning? I tried eggs for a week and felt great, not hungry but seem to get constipated so switched to shredded wheat with almond milk but I'm hungry all day. I think I need to go back to the eggs, just not sure what to do about constipation?
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|Posted: 7/12/2012 8:16:00 PM|
I eat an egg every morning. But I also have a piece of whole wheat toast or 1/2 cup of brown rice with it. I'm on Weight Watchers so for me, the toast or the rice are equivalent in points. You have to have a balance; that's what your body needs.
My typical breakfast:
1 latte made with unsweetened almond milk
1 piece of whole wheat toast
1/2 cup fruit (watermelon or berries usually(
Wrap made with whole-grain tortilla filled with:
2 ounces pinto beans
grilled onion & bell pepper
greens or spinach
Dinner varies. Sometimes it's brown rice pasta with vegetables, sometimes it's roasted chicken with salad. I eat a lot of vegetables. Eating clean just means eating real food. Avoid food products and you'll be ok. If you're eating enough fruit and veg, you should not be constipated. You need to work towards a balance across the whole day rather than worrying so much about what's in one meal. If you're getting what you need daily, you should be ok.
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|Posted: 7/12/2012 8:49:54 PM|
Eggs and fruit are staples in my eating clean diet. I remember reading that Tosca Reno eats an egg every morning with her oatmeal. I don't have one every morning, but often. I also make an omelet with onions and green peppers at least once a week. I eat lots of fruit, especially this time of year!
|Posted: 7/12/2012 8:59:57 PM|
For breakfast I eat...
whole wheat toast with almond butter
Not all at once but usually a couple of them together. Definitely make sure you are getting some sort of protein to carry you through to a snack or lunch.
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|Posted: 7/12/2012 9:03:51 PM|
Breakfast for me is either eggs and fruit, greek yogurt and fruit or cottage cheese and fruit. If I make eggs, I always try to include vegetables in them as well, and I always try to balance my fruit with some protein. Also DH has been making an awesome no-sugar granola that I like to eat with a bit of yogurt or milk for a quick breakfast.
Lunch is usually a salad or leftovers from the previous night's dinner. I'm not a huge sandwich fan, so I don't usually do that, and if I know I'm having starches at dinner I skip or limit them at lunch. It's not a clean eating requirement but I know that I do better if I limit starches to two meals per day, preferably breakfast and lunch. I try not to eat any starchy carbs at dinner, though I may have a piece of fruit after dinner for dessert.
Dinner is usually protein and vegetables - lots of them. I usually do two vegetables, one hot and one cold, instead of a vegetable and a starch.
If I'm hungry between meals I eat a handful of almonds and fruit, or veggies and hummus, or something like that. if I'm eating enough protein at meal time I rarely get hungry in between, which is good for me, since I have a job where snacking is really difficult.
ETA: I limit myself to two pieces of fruit per day, and I make sure they're one-serving pieces (a large banana, for example, would be two servings). I also limit high sugar fruits which are pretty much any tropical fruit, plus watermelon. And check the wrapper on your low-carb bread, which may not be clean at all - it may have all kinds of unpronounceable things in it to make it taste better. You're better off having limited portions of real whole-grain bread with no chemicals IMO.
|Posted: 7/12/2012 9:07:10 PM|Well, I don't eat eggs - I HATE them! I have ever since I was a toddler - drove my mother nuts. I'm also a vegetarian so no meat.
So my breakfast consists of oatmeal or homemade clean granola. On my oatmeal I'll have chia seeds, wheat germ, nuts, and fruit of some kind. If I'm in a hurry it's Ezekiel bread with natural nut butter and sliced banana.
I try to eat every 3 to 3-1/2 hours so I have a snack that includes protein - nuts and fruit, apple and nut butter, hummus and vegetables, etc.
Lunch is usually leftovers from the night before or an Ezekiel wrap with hummus and veggies, beans, sprouts, and whatever I have on hand to stuff in it.
Then another snack - Greek yogurt with some chia seeds and granola or piece of fruit.
Dinner is any number of things but almost always includes quinoa in some form and beans of some type. Always 3 or 4 vegetables incorporated into the dish.
As you can see, I eat limited pasta, rice, and breads, even though I only eat whole grain/whole wheat/brown versions.