24 April 2012

Daily Food Snapshot

I'm always curious what other triathletes eat on a daily basis to fuel themselves and their workouts. I also find myself wondering am I eating too much? I've stayed at roughly the same weight since high school, give or take 5-10 pounds (and not counting those few years in college where I was a complete slug), so I think I'm doing something right. However, the thought has crossed my mind that a consultation with a nutritionist might be a smart idea - then I'd have a more concrete idea of whether or not I'm eating too much/too little/not enough of the good stuff/too much of the bad stuff. I'd like to have this year be a great one in terms of triathlon and nutrition is a really important part of the whole puzzle.

So - here's a snapshot of what I ate today.

Breakfast:
- wheat bagel
- 2-egg omelet with shredded mozzarella cheese, beans, onion, and zucchini
- smoothie (orange juice, strawberries, blueberries, plain yogurt

Snack #1:
- greek yogurt with granola
- fresh strawberries and blueberries

Lunch:
- grilled eggplant/zucchini/pepper sandwich with balsamic vinegar

Snack #2:
- olive bread with hummus
- cottage cheese

Snack #3:
- oatmeal
- handful of walnuts
- apple
- pear

Dinner:
- 3 slices of cheese pizza

Dessert:
- smoothie (orange juice, protein powder, blueberries, strawberries, plain yogurt)

* The sandwich, the smoothies, the pizza, the omelet were all homemade and we went pretty light on the cheese when it came to the pizza and the omelet.

*This seems like alot of food, but it helped fuel me for 3000 yds of swimming, 20+ miles of biking, and 5.5 miles of running. I probably could've used an additional snack (or at least timed my final snack better) between the run and my commute home because there was some serious bonking going on the last two miles of my ride.

5 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

Nutrition is the hot topic today! I have been spending a lot of time talking to everyone about healthy REAL food eating...and fueling for our workouts! Your day looks solid - but I am not a RD. Make sure you are getting in your recovery drinks too after the harder/long workouts! That'll help!

Em said...

I see nothing at all wrong with that :-) All sounds healthy and tasty too, and actually I've heard multiple times how lots of small "snacks" are actually better than the standard 3 major meals. (and if it makes you feel any better, I had a brownie as my morning snack ... it did have walnuts in it...)

Sarah said...

It looks like you are eating right. I def. need to eat more and eat more snacks. I am always hungry!!

onthebusrunning said...

Looks good to me! I'm impressed that you have an omelet in the morning, I wish I could get up and do that.

Katie said...

um, I eat a LOT MORE than you. probably why I climb slower.