This was my lunch: Baked potato fries (from 1 medium potato), seasoned with pepper, garlic, salt, basil with ketchup. And a whole bunch of mixed veggies seasoned with salt & pepper. Super delicious!

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I actually woke up hungry this morning for the first time in about a week!!!!! Agh how I love being able to eat food haha. So breakfast was 4 slices of fresh olive bread, toasted and topped with smashed avo, black pepper and lemon!🙌🏻👌🏼

Realistic Intake for y’all

Okay so I really never make intake posts because I feel like posting about what I eat is not only boring, but also kind of silly. BUT the last time I posted one (as a joke for an anon), a lot of people really liked it because of how “real” it was and it made people feel better about how much they eat during a day. Because if we’re being honest, I eat A LOT.

Like…SO much more than I ever see any other fitblr’s posting. And the stuff I eat isn’t 100% healthy. It’s not even 50% healthy a lot of the time! Like, I don’t  drink smoothies for meals or eat bowls of veggies for lunch or small portions of anything. Ever. So I thought it would be nice and refreshing for y’all to see an actual intake post of someone who is extremely active. Marathon training requires fuel, and a lot of it, and I am CONSTANTLY hungry. SO this is what a pretty typical day of food looks like for me:

Pre-run snack: A banana

Post-run snack/Breakfast: Two pieces of brioche with raspberry jam, and an apple with peanut butter

Lunch: An enormous bowl of pasta with bolognese sauce

Snack: A banana and a Lion bar

Dinner: A foot-long french baguette sandwich with butter, Gouda cheese, ham, and mixed greens & an entire can of Pringles

Dessert/After dinner snack: A bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal with milk

So there we have it. I’m thinking the total amount of calories for today is around 2,600-2,800 (rough estimate it might be more honestly who knows). And it’s decently balanced?!? I got plenty of fruit and a bit of vegetables, LOTS of carbs (as always), and some treats. No restriction, and I finished every meal feeling full and satisfied. Do I feel great about eating an entire can of pringles? Not really lol. But life goes on and they were delicious. Plus I was still hungry. So i ate.

SO DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT EATING. EAT. DO IT. EAT A LOT. Your body needs it, and will thank you for it. Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to survive off of 1500 calories, and that is has to all be organic and 100% healthy. I eat this much or more EVERY DAY. Because I need to. Food = energy and I want alllllll the energy.

So next time you feel bad about going over your macros for the day or you are regretting that third piece of pizza…just think “Casey is probably eating an entire chocolate cake as we speak.” Because it’s very likely.

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Oat banana pancakes with crunchy peanut butter, plain soy yogurt, lots of fresh fruit and cacao nibs 🍓🍌

Recipe:

1 ripe banana, 100-120ml milk, 1 tbs flax seeds, 1 tbs chia seeds, 60g rolled oats, cinnamon, ¼-½ teaspoon baking soda

1. Mash the banana, mix it with the milk and seeds. In another bowl, combine oats, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix everything together and put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

2. Preheat a pan with some coconut oil and bake like normal pancakes.

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Dinner at Restaurant Roux in Fremont. The best southern food in Seattle!
We got a mint julep, fries, cheddar and jalepeno hush puppies (drizzled in honey - the outside is crispy and it’s a little spicy, perfect!), shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken (!!), and beignets. The buttermilk fried chicken was so crunchy on the outside, yet moist on the inside.