I had such good feedback from my last ‘What I Eat in a Day’ that I just had to do a workout edition! So this my What I Eat in A Day #2 – Workout Day. So this would be typical of what I eat in a day when I’m working out and very active. So, it would most likely consist of a morning run or pilates workout followed by an hour of cardio workouts. Then later on then an afternoon walk and evening ab or leg routine workout.
I like to dedicate a full day to working out in my week so I know if I don’t have time another day then I’ve made up for it. As you can imagine this will be high protein smart meals to help my body get the most out of the workout. If you’re going to workout it’s important to give your body the fuel it needs to feel energised and also repair itself afterwards.
Breakfast – 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes
These pancakes only have 2 ingredients! Yes you heard that right, only 2 ingredients! They’re super healthy and will make your workout so much more effective. The two ingredients are eggs and bananas and they’re so easy to make! You can find out how to make them here as I actually wrote a recipe for them right here on my blog! Super Healthy Banana Pancake Recipe
Eggs have the highest bio-availability of any protein which is the capacity in which the protein will be used by the body. Bananas will give you a natural energy boost and also raise your potassium, which is something that is considerably lost when you sweat in a workout!
Lunch – Poached Eggs and Beans on Seeded Toast
This meal is eggs again but they’re not only amazing for converting food into energy but they’re also essential for growth and repair. If you’re working out hard your muscles will need that protein to repair themselves which is why it’s so important to be eating a high protein diet when you workout. I added mushrooms and mixed 5 beans just because it’s a real tasty healthy combo!
Afternoon Snack – Natural Peanut Butter
Quite often on a workout day I’ll get really hungry between meals because I’m using my energy stores faster than normal. For a snack I love to eat this Whole Earth crunchy peanut butter it’s so good! Natural peanut butter is really good for you, full of good fats and has lots of health benefits. Plus, the important bit, it will keep you full which is a guarantee! I just have some on 1 slice of seeded bread.
Dinner – Low Fat Moroccan Chicken
This is a recipe post I wrote on here a few weeks ago which you can read here: Healthy Moroccan Chicken. I’m addicted, it’s so delicious and really low in fat but again has chicken for protein and lots of tasty vegetables. This recipe I like to have with quinoa and grains as I find workout days are much more effective the cleaner you eat. Butternut squash is the key vegetable here which is full of fibre and potassium. These are all things that are great for the health of your heart, bones and it’s also a fantastic anti-inflammatory!
So there we go! My workout edition of ‘What I Eat in a Day’. I try to tailor my diet to get a variety of foods but also use foods that are going to benefit my lifestyle. Food is such an underestimated tool in keeping you fit in healthy and I want this blog to be a place where I can share my knowledge about food and diet with you all!
I hope you all have a good week and please let me know on Twitter and in the comments if you try any of my recipes!