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.