Eating and Drinking All Day

Hello Skinnies!

Wow! This is what I have to say about my new 6 small meals a day and gallon of water. I am not kidding, I felt like the whole day focused around me eating and drinking. If it wasn’t a slow patient day, there was no way I could’ve done this. It’s better suited for someone that works from home, or if you work in one spot all day.

Let me start from the beginning.

I was laughed at everywhere I went for my gallon of water I was carrying. People couldn’t believe I was going to drink all of it. I placed tick marks on the jug and the goal was to finish the whole thing by the end of my gym session (630ish). Here is a little collage I made for your enjoyment!

Everyone at work was really funny about this. My friend Amanda kept pushing me "chug chug chug"

Everyone at work was really funny about this. My friend Amanda kept pushing me “chug chug chug”

No, I did not carry it into patient rooms! I did chug before rounds though šŸ˜‰ Oh and yes, I went to the bathroom about 50 times.

Now let’s talk meals. I scheduled myself to eat every 2-3 1/2 hours. I gave myself a little leeway in case things got super busy. I stayed on schedule pretty close though.

7:50am Meal #1

In my office, 6.1 ounces of plain nonfat greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of raspberries, 1/5 cup of blueberries, and 0.7 ounces of raw almonds

In my office, 6.1 ounces of plain nonfat greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of raspberries, 1/4 cup of blueberries, and 0.7 ounces of raw almonds

11:00am Meal #2

4 ounces of smoked chicken breast (thanks daddy), 6 ounces of asparagus, 1/3 cup of cooked freekah with chili garlic cholula

4 ounces of smoked chicken breast (thanks daddy), 6 ounces of asparagus, 1/3 cup of cooked freekah with chili garlic cholula

By this time I was about an hour ahead of schedule with my water drinking. When it came time for meal #3, I never in my life have said the words I am about to say “I didn’t want to eat my meals”. I drank SO much water that it kept me super full. Ā I was never a big water drinker and I always despised fitness articles and people that would say oh are you hungry? Drink more water! Yeah that’s really going to solve my problem… But it is so true! If you drink enough of it, you are so full you can’t even think of eating.

I didn’t want to come in under my calorie count so I ate anyway.

1:45pm Meal #3

4 ounces of baked tofu sprinkled with curry powder and pepper, 1 piece of ezekiel toast with 1 Tablespoon of creamy natural peanut butter

4 ounces of baked tofu sprinkled with curry powder and pepper, 1 piece of ezekiel toast with 1 Tablespoon of creamy natural peanut butter

At 3pm I was ALMOST finished my water. My friend Amanda was my biggest cheerleader and kept saying you can do it! Finish it! I was about to round with my team so I powered through the rest of it

Medicine joke: "you are going to be hyponatremic!"- low sodium

It’s 3:30 and I’m ALL DONE! Medicine joke: “you are going to be hyponatremic!”- low sodium

My scrubs are ridiculously baggy, I know. I really need to go down a size! About 10 minutes later, my stomach was really sloshing. I definitely needed to space out my intake more. It was more of a “can I do this” for me. I did it, but lesson learned, don’t chug it super fast to “win”.

Oh my... my tummy hates me

Oh my… my tummy hates me

When I left for the day at 4:30, I had my next meal in the car.

4:40pm Meal #4

Banana (it was just browned from being in my cabinet, still "fresh"), and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Banana (it was just browned from being in my work cabinet, still “fresh”), and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

I hit the gym for cardio power hour! Probably not the best day to do it since my stomach was still sloshing from the water. And then I drank MORE. Hey I have to be drinking water when I workout!

I did 32 minutes on the stairmaster, then 15 minutes on the arc trainer, and 15 minutes on the elliptical at a high incline.

I also hit a little bit of abs. Captains chair V crunches (straight and obliques), and my TRX pikes and planks.

Stretched it out and went home!

Jeans because I wore shorts in the gym and forgot sweatpants to leave in!

Jeans because I wore shorts in the gym and forgot sweatpants to leave in!

When I got home, it was ready to make my next meal!

7:45pm Meal #5

3.8 ounces of baked cod with fiesta salt free seasoning, 1/4 serving of my stuffed sweet potato, 5 artichoke hearts in water, and 7 ounces of roasted broccoli. Chili garlic cholula on the side!

3.8 ounces of baked cod with fiesta salt free seasoning, 1/4 serving of my stuffed sweet potato, 5 artichoke hearts in water, and 7 ounces of roasted broccoli. Chili garlic cholula on the side!

Here are the spices I use:

This Fiesta spice is really good! Salt free. The cholula is my favorite and I put it on everything. It's "clean" too

This Fiesta spice is really good! Salt free. The cholula is my favorite and I put it on everything. It’s “clean” too

I ended up falling asleep in my chair with Phoebe for an hour. The plan was to put on the Voice and relax a little, but before I knew it I was out like a light. I woke up around 9:30pm for my last meal!

9:45pm Meal #6 (FINALLY!)

1 scoop of French Vanilla casein powder, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop of French Vanilla casein powder, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Like I said, I literally felt like I was eating all day long, and I really was! If you are a person who thinks about food constantly, try this out! I am going to keep doing it for as long as I can keep it up.

Here is my total nutritional intake:

1,503.5 calories, 38.1 grams of fat, 126.4 grams of carbs, 152.75 grams of protein.

This is perfect for someone looking to lose weight. I really am not, so I think I’m going to have to increase the food and fat a little bit (I’m not sure how… oh boy). For my height and weight, to maintain where I am at I need to take in around 2,000 calories. To lose weight I need to be around 1,600 and to lose weight fast I need to take in 1,200 calories. With the way I workout, I definitely need to make some adjustments!

Moving on from food… to MORE food! My most common today is my cottage cheese and preserves mixture that I often have for breakfast. I’m asked all the time which kind I buy and what I mix it with, so here ya go šŸ™‚

Cottage Cheese and Preserves

Cottage Cheese and Preserves

Today will be back day, Yay! Also day 2 of small meals. Bring it on!

Have a great Tuesday (it’s no longer Monday!)

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Congrats on finishing the gallon!! I now drink about 100 ounces of water a day (I’m big on running) and when I first started drinking it, WOW, I was literally peeing every 10 minutes lol. So it does get easier šŸ™‚

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