Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hunger Paings

Since I've kicked it into high gear with my training I can't seem to stop the hunger paings. Last night after computrainer class I brought it up with Coach S. I told her what I ate during the day and she said it sounds like I wasn't getting enough protein. Before I decided to sign up for an Ironman I was just training for shorter races. I went about my normal eating habits which was to eat everything in site. I grew up as a picky eater(i really only ate carbs!)-cereal, pancakes, pasta w/ butter & cheese, and PB&J. Two years ago when I lived in CT I started learning more about nutrition, healthy eating habits, and label reading. Mostly my #1 goal is no HFCS . For anyone trying to change eating habits I think this is the easiest way to start. Since then a lot of things have changed. My newest endeavour is protein. My coach told me I needed to have 70g a day. Its been a year now and I still struggle. I mostly get the paings in the afternoon from after lunch until I go home from work. Its distracting sitting here and talking myself out of getting a bag of Cheetos and a coke. Coach S suggested I only need to add a bit more protein to lunch and that should help. I started today and we'll see how it goes.
What I usually eat in a day

Pre-AM Workout
Banana &/or pkg oatmeal, bagel w/ PB, or homemade muffin

Breakfast
2 eggs or a smoothie (recipe to follow)

Morning Snack

1 pkg Kirklands Organic oatmeal (flavored)
I add a half pgk of flax oatmeal too if I had eggs
If I have some available then I snack one of my homemade breads or muffins throughout the morning.

Lunch
Salad with cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette
Add Chicken!!

Afternoon Snack

PB&J Sammy - organic PB & Strawberry Jam, Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread

Pre-Workout Snack

Banana
or Energy Bar - my two faves are Lemon Zest Luna bar and PB&J Bonk Breaker (they just came out with a new PB&Banana bread too, its Yummies!)

Dinner

Salmon w/ Broccoli and couscous (meat, veg, carb)
or Barrilla Plus Pasta with chicken, broccoli, EVOO, Garlic, and a pinch of parm

This Mornings Breakfast

Strawberry, Banana, Mango Smoothie

1/4c Naked Protein Zone
1/3c Light Vanilla Soy Milk
1T Flaxseed
1/2 Banana
2 Large Frozen Strawberries (i get kirkland brand from costco)
3 Slices of Mangos
2 small hand fulls for frozen baby leaf spinach
5 Almonds



2 comments:

RunToFinish said...

It's so true as the mileage goes up my body wants more! I found if I can really pack in the fruits and veggies it helps a lot, probably the fiber!

Christine said...

omg I eat like a 500 lbs woman! Its insane! I actually maintain a lower weight when I'm not working out as much..oh well! I'm strong and healthy and thats all that matters. (And yes..they still do make quench gum..I was shocked when I saw it and HAD to buy it! ) haha