My eating plan
Oct 19, 2019
I had quite a few DM’s asking me to share my eating plan. It’s too much for an Instagram grid post so here’s the details.
Please note the following:
- This is based on the macros advised by my coach
- I am not a dietician
- I am aiming for progress not perfection
- This is not a quick fix
- I fail a lot, but I keep on getting back up again and trying
Breakfast can be split into 2 sittings or just 1.
Green juice with oats: 1/2 frozen banana, handful fresh baby spinach, few sprigs of mint, 1/2 apple, 2 small sticks celery, 20g collagen, 1/4 cup oats, water.
Green juice before school drop off: 1/2 frozen banana, handful fresh baby spinach, few sprigs of mint, 1/2 apple, 2 small sticks celery, 20g collagen, water.
Oats after drop off: 30g oats made with water. Add 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1/4 cup milk
I have a few lunch options depending on whether I’m at home or not. I absolutely LOVE Kauai so will always get one of their salads or wraps if I’m out. It’s also great because it’s easy to track on MyFitnessPal.
Kauai lunch if out: Thai crunch salad or wrap (I remove the broccoli because it gives Grayson a sore tummy as I’m breastfeeding), tropical chicken, princess or harvest wrap.
Home lunch: lettuce, cucumber, tomato, 100g salmon or trout, 90g cottage cheese, 30g honey balsamic dressing and 25g toasted sunflower seeds. I bulk it up with micro leaf / lettuce mix & cucumber if very hungry!
Dinners are toughest for me at the moment. By the end of the day I am exhausted, everyone’s a little moany & tired, Grayson needs his final sleep before bed & Tristan wants my attention. I need meals that are quick, easy to prepare, nutritious & tasty. Ideally if I can make double quantity then Shaun can have it for lunch the next day as well or we can have it another night! I want to start trying to make dinner during the day while Grayson has a sleep so that, come dinner time, it’s just a case of heating up what’s been made. This is still a work in progress as each day is so different for me. I have made all of these. Although some indicate they take an hour I’ve made them in 30 minutes or less so for me that works well. I love Kayla’s meals because they are super tasty; I find if food is bland I am more likely to want something extra to satisfy my taste buds.
- Kayla Itsines cajun chicken burger with salad
- My chicken stir fry (cabbage, broccoli, sweetcorn, chicken, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, courgettes, carrots, mushrooms, onion, noodles)
- Kayla Itsines Greek lamb pizza
- Kayla Itsines chicken enchilada with salad
- Kayla Itsines chicken pad Thai
- Kayla Itsines nasi goreng with egg
- Grilled chicken, homemade pesto (always make bulk) with veggies
As I am still breastfeeding Grayson, I do edit some of the recipes to suit myself. For example I don’t put as much tomato in the enchiladas, I limit the amount of broccoli & cabbage in the stir fry and rather bulk up with courgette ribbons, etc.
I also have a ‘treat’ every night after dinner with my tea. It’s my “carrot” at the end of a day and makes me want to stick to my plan better so that I can have it. What is it you ask? A Grenade bar! If you haven’t tasted these before, you’ll be in heaven when you do! They are available at Dischem for around R38.00 per 60g bar. Totally worth it I promise. My favourites are birthday cake, banana armour, peanut nutter & dark chocolate mint. But they are actually all delicious!
Finally, I track all of this daily in my MyFitnessPal app on my phone. I input the Grenade Bar first, then breakfast, supper, lunch and lastly daytime snacks. I sometimes need to adjust things as I go. My daytime snacks are carrots, or cucumber, rice cakes with peanut butter, etc.
Once I am better (I have laryngitis if you don’t know) I want to start exercising again and doing my weekly pilates class. I hope my plan will inspire you. This is not a static plan, I do intend to change and update my eating plan as I find I can get bored quite easily. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments I’d love to hear from you.
Much love xxx