So last week I did a post about my CrossFit results and I mentioned that I would share what I eat now. Hank and I started following The Zone eating plan or diet. I hate the word diet because it’s not really a diet, we honestly want a lifestyle change. I’ll be honest and tell you that it’s pretty hard to stick to an eating plan. I’ve tried and failed several times. I’m that person who could work out all the time but would still want to eat junk food! :) I love sweets. LOVE them. So here is a picture of what the zone is all about.
So basically it’s all about blocks of food. If you go to the source/link above it will give you examples of the blocks. It’s really hard for me to explain but we figured it out. We bought a scale so we could measure our food portions.
Here is an example of my day in food:
(I’m a small female- 2 block meals and 2 block snacks)
Breakfast: Protein Shake recipe (1 cup of milk=1 block of protein, 1 block of carbs, 1 tbsp. Shaklee protein powder= 1 block of protein, 1 cup of frozen strawberries= 1 block of carbs and 6 almonds=2 blocks of fats)
Snack: 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (2 blocks of protein), 1/2 cup of pineapple (2 blocks of carbs), and 6 almonds (2 blocks of fats).
Lunch: 3 oz. of chicken (2 blocks of proteins) on a corn tortilla(1 block of carbs) topped with 1/4 cup of black beans (1 block of carbs) and smear 2 tbsp. of avocado on the tortilla (2 blocks of fats).
Snack: 2 oz. of turkey (deli meat) (2 blocks of proteins), 1 peach (1 block of carbs), 1 cucumber (1 block of carbs) and 1 tsp. of peanut butter on a spoon :) (2 blocks of fats).
Dinner: 2 Eggs (2 blocks of protein), 1 slice of toast (2 blocks of carbs), and 1 tsp. of peanut butter on the toast (2 blocks of fats). So it seems like a lot of measuring, which it is at first but we eventually were able to memorize what the measurements were and it became easy. This plan is a lifestyle change and it’s not always easy but it’s worth it to be healthy. :)