Thanks for all your positive feedback on Facebook
on my post about my decision to start IIFYM
. It's great to know that so many of you have or are thinking about adopting the flexible dieting approach. Since I started IIFYM my meals have gotten much more exciting so I'm here to share a new post on what I've been eating lately
Like I said in my previous post
, there is often a misconception when it comes to IIFYM because many people use it as a way to justify eating solely junk food. Since we're living in an age where social media is so predominant, I believe that it is important to realize that just because someone looks healthy does not mean that they are healthy. I believe that your diet should consist of mainly
whole nutrient dense foods with a few treats thrown in here and there. Here is what some of my meals have looked like over the past two weeks:
Oh breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. It's usually my favorite meal because of the coffee, but lately it has been because of the food.
I'm still eating eggs almost every day for breakfast to help hit my protein for the day but I've also been eating gluten free waffles/bagels along side. There are some great gluten free bagels and waffles available now that are low in carbs and high in protein which make them a macro counters dream come true. Iv'e been topping mine with some all natural peanut butter or some flavored cream cheese (honey pecan has been my recent favorite) to help get in my necessary fats.
Before starting IIFYM my 'snack' would typically be limited to protein shakes. One of my go to snacks this last week has been 0% plain greek yogurt topped with some Annie's Chocolate Bunny Grahams.
I still drink about one protein shake a day, but have increased from one scoop to two scoops of protein. A low carb protein will be your best friend if you start IIFYM. I use Isopure
which has 3g of carbs and 50g of protein per 2 scoops.
I've noticed that I've had trouble consuming foods that have a lot of fats in them, so almonds have made an appearance quite a bit. Protein + Fat = winner.
I'm still consuming a lot of leans meats since starting IIFYM. Grilled chicken breast, sweet potato and steamed broccoli made an appearance earlier in the week. Topped with a bunch of sriracha, of course!
Another one of my favorites for lunch are wraps. Love em! I usually load mine with organic deli turkey breast, fresh baby spinach and some natural cheese. I've been eating it along side some roasted red pepper hummus and almond thins.
I made Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken
last week and had enough to last us a few days worth of dinners. It was delicious served on a bed of jasmine rice with some scallions served on top.
I also made the Hummusapien's Chickpea Flour Breakfast Pizza
. The recipe uses garbanzo bean flour to make the pizza crust and it's freakin delicious! I calculated the macros for it and it came out to 20gP/30gC/18gF.
How gorgeous is this avocado toast? I smashed up 1/2 of an avocado with a dash of garlic powder and smeared it on one piece of ezekiel bread.
And then I added an overeasy egg and sprinkled on some red pepper flakes to give it a bit of spice.
It made for the most delicious dinner ever. If you haven't tried avocado toast, you really should. It's outrageously delicious.
Labels: IIFYM, What I've Been Eating Lately