Food & Exercise Diaries

May 20-21 Food Diary

May 20th

On Wednesday, I spent most of the day moving stuff between rooms (as I’m moving from my old room to my brother’s old room for the summer… we’re both old 😛 ), which gave me a surprising amount of steps/calories burned on my fitbit!

At night, I had my boyfriend over for movies and dinner. We used to love going to a place called Boudin for butternut squash soup in their artisan sourdough bread bowls… actually, he looked on in disgust the first few times we went there as I ate my soup and he ate pizza or something. He finally relented a few years ago and tried the soup, and immediately realized what he’d been missing: he’s quite picky when it comes to vegetables, and any type of unfamiliar food. We’re opposites when it comes to eating habits!

Anyways, I don’t have their soup anymore because it’s full of heavy cream and butter and the like–but I’d still take a cow-friendly version any day. So I made my own! I picked up the Boudin sourdough bread bowl since they make them so well, and the whole ensemble tasted just like I remembered. But vegan and much, much healthier. 🙂


Breakfast: 570 cals

  • Whole grain bagel with tofutti and tomato
  • Almond butter on banana

Lunch: 420 cals

  • Almond butter and chocolate chips
  • Chick’n strips
  • Homemade thin mint

Afternoon snack: 60 cals

  • Crackers with homemade cashew gouda

Dinner: 590 cals

  • Homemade butternut squash soup in sourdough bread bowl

Night snack: 130 cals

  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Homemade thin mint

Total: 1760 cals, ~52g protein

Total cals burned: 1780

May 21st

The almond butter addiction continues! I think I figured out the root of my constant desire to eat almond butter, but I’ll save that for another post… I’ll just say it all starts with the lovely folks at TSA taking my vitamins out of my suitcase without notice or anything.

I lifted weights in the afternoon, and came home RAVENOUS. I figured my body just had some serious muscle repair to do, so I ate and ate til it told me to stop! Formerly I would have called this a binge just by virtue of it being above my TDEE, but now it’s without that crazy mindset: I’m just following my hunger signals now. Some days I naturally end up eating above my TDEE, some days below. The fascinating thing is it’s all been averaging to maintenance!

Post-workout carbs and protein!
Spicy peanut noodles with tofu and broccoli

Breakfast: 330 cals

  • Leftover butternut squash soup and sourdough
  • Almond butter

Lunch: 480 cals

  • Bread with almond butter
  • Crackers with homemade cashew gouda

Post-workout: 670 cals

  • Chick’n strips and yukon gold potato
  • Homemade caramel protein-fiber truffles

Dinner: 320 cals

  • Homemade peanut noodles with tofu

Night snack: 100 cals

  • Homemade thin mint

Total: 1930 cals, ~82g protein

Total cals burned: 1715

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