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In preparation for my next round of Insanity I decided that I would begin testing out some stuff for my diet in the coming weeks. I am going to be changing my focus from low salt, low sugar, high fiber and high protein to high protein, good fat, good calories, low sugar and low salt. Since today was as good a day as any to start playing around with that, I chose to use today as a test bed for various protein bars to augment my protein intake. Because of that you will see a truck load of protein bar entries for today.
Breakfast was a couple of thin buns, toasted, with some no salt added peanut butter from Trader Joe’s. To add a little protein and calories to my breakfast I stopped at the gas station and picked up a Met-Rx protein bar to start testing out how those tasted and how my body reacted to them. I’m happy to say that they are not that bad tasting and actually kept me full for several hours today.
Lunch was another experiment of sorts. I went to the store to pick up fixins for a simple chicken salad. While I was there I bought a Clif Bar as well as a packet of mixed veggies. I started snacking on the veggies as soon as I got in the car and by the time I got back to the office I wasn’t really hungry for my salad anymore so I ate the Clif Bar and was pretty satisfied until dinner time.
Dinner time was a bit thrown out of whack again tonight since my daughters’ play was on the second of three nights of performance. Rather than starving myself until 10:00 PM then stuffing my face with appetizers I decided to hit up Rite Aid and pick up a couple more protein bars to test. So for dinner I had three different types of protein bars that were all very tasty, one was very fiber rich and all of them kept me very full for the entire night.
Of course since I was pretty full all day I didn’t eat as much as I normally would. Which meant that my calories were very low today. I am planning on increasing my calories in the upcoming weeks as well, shooting for about 2000 to 2100 a day. I think that is an adequate amount of intake for me and, if coupled with the right amounts of proteins and fats, should work to keep me full and nourished throughout the day.
|Food||Calories||Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Sugar (g)||Fiber (g)||Protein (g)|
|Breakfast – Peanut Butter Toast, protein bar|
|Coffee w/2 Tbsp Half and Half||40||3||15||1||0||1|
|2 Earth Grains Multigrain Thin buns||200||3||300||6||8||10|
|4 Tbsp Trader Joe’s No Salt Crunchy Peanut Butter||380||32||10||2||6||14|
|1 Met-Rx Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Protein Plus Bar||310||9||200||1||2||32|
|Lunch – Protein Bar and fresh mixed veggies|
|1 Chocolate Chip Clif Bar||240||5||140||22||5||10|
|2 Servings Mixed veggies||50||0||50||6||4||4|
|Dinner – Protein Bars|
|1 Atkins S’mores Bar||220||7||120||1||12||17|
|1 Titan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar||160||6||75||2||0||13|
|1 Titan Cookies and Cream Protein Bar||170||6||70||3||0||13|