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Diet - what I ate today!

jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
Hi folks... This is going to be my food diary as I'm not eating as well as I should [:)]and thought maybe by putting it all down in a post I'd be a bit more careful... plus thought it'd be interesting to see what everyone else puts in their bods after all the hard training we're puttng in..

Yesterday -

brekkie - 2 weetabix and a slice of toast

lunch - steak, 2 rashers of bacon and two fried eggs (not healthy) and a slice of wholemeal bread

dinner - spinach and ricotta canneloni in a cheese sauce with chippy chips (not healthy) - ice cream and banana for pudding

snacks- 4 ginger snaps, 1 cinnamon and raisin bagel, 2 apples and an orange

How does this compare to everyone else out there? I'm trying hard to lose a few extra pounds (I'm 6'1 and 13st1) but feel I can't eat enough to recover for the next training session - any advice would be helpful! Jaz


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    DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Jaz I'll join you with the food diary.

    I am near enough 6' and now weigh 76Kg, i have lost 3.5Kg since Jan, mainly through the annual ramp up in training.

    This morning: a small bowl of mixed museli type cereal, with yoghurt and rhubarb, and a cup ot tea.

    after my morning swim i have had two more cups of tea and 5 hot cross buns to mke up for the energy expenditure.


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    BonusBBonusB Posts: 279
    So far today

    1 Large bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes and semi skimmed milk

    1 cup of white tea

    1 banana

    Will edit this again after lunch... hmmm lunch [:)]

    Ok had lunch.

    Large salad (iceberg lettuce, mixed beans, potatoes, 1 pepper, small portion coleslaw, grated carrots and cous cous) with a small chicken breast.

    Dinner is easy as it is what I have every day at the mo:

    Small portion of whole meal pasta

    Red onion, celery, peppers and mushrooms with pesto

    1 chicken breast (optional, but having it tonight)
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    jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Blimey.. rhubarb and muesli... my diet's worse than I thought.. like the sound of the hot x buns tho!!

    Today's brekkie was a cinammon and raisin bagel, with some cream cheese and two rashers of bacon.. a glass of fresh orange and a cup of coffee... no snacks so far this morning... looking forward to lunch!

    Lunch - cheese and ham omlette, a low fat yoghurt and an orange - cup of tea

    Dinner will be some sort of veggie risotto thing cos theres not much left in the fridge [:'(]

    Judging by what you lot eat I think I'll need to change my diet! [:(][:)]
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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    yesterday as today aint done...

    brekkie - toast and jam (didn't train so no need for my normal poridge)

    lunch - Jacket Spud and 2 tins of tuna (you will notice a theme with spuds at lunch times)

    evening - some packet noodles and gurkin

    also asorted fruit during the day - 2 or 3 pieces can't remember

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    jojojojo Posts: 76
    ok - this looks like fun.

    breakfast - a banana - early grey tea

    lunch - yummy M&S sushi - and chicken and mushroom soup - and small fruit salad

    dinner will be - tuna - sweet potatoes courgettes and mushrooms

    2 litres of water

    Have to say am pretty good (apart from yesterday - had M&S belguim choc cheesecake)

    I eat loads of veg and fruit - fresh fish etc etc
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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    0700 protein shake blended with fruit

    0800 porridge with honey & coconut oil

    1200 protein shake blended with fruit (post trg)

    1400 lentil & bacon soup (loads)

    1730 bolognaise with baked sweet potato

    2100 protein shake
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    DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Follow up guys Lunch was a baguette with applewood cheese and Salami

    This evening Salmon wrapped in Parma ham, new potatoes, steamed purple sprouting and cabbage, with roasted plum tomatoes. and a banana.

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    TimoteiTimotei Posts: 50
    madnurse.. 3 protein shakes, that's 60g+ protein + protein from food. are you sure your body intake them all?
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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    Okay yesterday a more normal day

    Breakfast - large bowl of porridge

    lunch - jacket spud and large tin of beans

    dinner - chilli, salad, chickpea burgers and pita bread..

    fruit during the day and 3 glasses of water

    prior to my ride a gel during the ride a litre of electrolite/energy drink - would normally have protien shake straight after a workout but bad planning means I have ran out.

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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    Loon (& the the rest of you)

    Bolland & HArrett (not wishing to advertise) have whey protein on half price at the momment ... well worth stocking up on

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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    Nice one...will be off there tomorrow
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    TomRoseTomRose Posts: 2
    Yesterday was:

    Breakfast - Bowl of muesli with an apple and a banana. Cup of tea

    Snacking - Rice cakes whilst doing my coursework. Snacking without the guilt!

    Lunch - Baguette with Quorn Deli Turkey and Cranberry slices

    Yet more rice cakes as a snack but coursework now very much abandoned!

    Dinner - Enchilahdahs with quorn pieces.

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    mgs76mgs76 Posts: 10
    I'm pretty new to triathlon and I can see one of the main benefits is being able to eat a ton of food each day!!

    Yesterday went like this.....

    0700- Beans on toast

    0930 - Bowl of porridge

    1100 - Cheese and marmite sandwich

    1300 - Salad consisting of bulgur wheat, tomato, rocket, beetroot

    1500 - Tuna sandwich

    1800 - Grilled fish, brown pasta, tomato, broccolli

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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    mgs76 - My wife has promised my mum that I wont waste away doing triathlon so as I result I have now liecense to be eat like I have tape worm something I was "told off" for before.. I love training for a triathlon I will probably love triathlon one I have done one ;)
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    jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    This is a really interesting insight into how healthy you guys eat!!

    Had a road trip to Glasgow and back yesterday.. 6 hours in the car - no training - aaagghh

    Breakfast - bowl of cheerios - oj - and coffee

    Snack - tracker bar and an apple

    lunch - chicken and bacon sandwich from sainsurys

    afternoon snack - chicken salad sandwich

    dinner - chicken caesar salad with some pasta pesto stuff and pork pie

    Also had a cream scone [:)] (not good I know but the wife bought them and they were calling out to me!)

    Today will be healthier - promise
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    DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Friday -

    Breakfast - museli, with rhubarb and yoghurt again.

    Lunch - tuna and feta salad, bag of crisps.

    Dinner - Fillet steak with onions and new potato salad, with green salad.

    Oh and then 3 pints down the pub!

    This morning - Museli with rhubarb, run out of yoghurt, coming to the end of the rhubarb too.[;)]

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    jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Too busy to update on sat so here goes

    Brekkie - bowl of cheerios

    Mid morning scone with cream and jam

    A meat loaf sandwich for lunch

    Dinner - Smoked mackerel salad -

    Also had some fruit, a banana smoothie and a lovely magnum ice lolly - (it was hot up here)


    Cereal and toast

    Tracker bar and an apple

    lentil and bacon soup and a cheese and ham sandwich

    banana smoothie

    Mince and potatoes

    Usual fruit etc


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    DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Good weekend Guys?

    Sat Lunch Roasted pepper soup with bread

    Dinner Biriany Stuffed peppers and seconds! maybe bad choice of lunch time soup!

    Sunday Breakfast museli & Tea

    Lunch SAndwich, bacon and egg with brown sauvce.

    Dinner Mediteranean Wellington & seconds!

    snacks: cake on bike ride & cereal bar, mixed nuts & Fruit

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    jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    This is not quite working as I planned... must be more disciplined.. [:@]


    Brekkie - 2 weetabix and toast with jam -

    Lunch - leek and spud soup and a bagel with cream cheese and ham and an orange

    Afternoon snack - magnum ice lolly (it was really warm again)

    Dinner - chicken caesar salad - ice cream and fruit salad pudding

    Snacks - had a couple of ginger nuts and a slice of banana loaf

    Any ideas on low cal snacks that fill you up and that'll stop me snacking on rubbish?

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    mgs76mgs76 Posts: 10
    Jazdog - I have the same problem - always want to snack on something, take a look at food low on the glycaemic index to keep you full for longer. http://www.herbalvitality.info/aw/glycemic_index.htm

    Yesterday my diet was as follows....

    AM - Large bowl of porrige with milk/water, honey and pumpkin seeds

    SNACK - 2 bananas

    LUNCH - Mix of bulgur wheat and a chick pea salad

    PM - Tofu, grilled mushrooms and rocket in a wrap x 2

    SNACK - Piece of wholemeal bread with cottage cheese

    So far today....

    AM - Porrige with milk/water and honey

    SNACK - Dried apricots - and I'm just about to dig into a bag of mixed nuts....

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    LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    Good idea this, might make me think a bit more!


    All Bran and Oat Bar (just can't eat in the morning!)

    Lunch - Prawn sandwich on wholemeal and a PJ Smoothie

    Dinner - Stir fried pork with veg and noodles

    Snacks - couple of pieces of honeycomb (just looooooooove it!!)

    Drinks - couple of litres water, 2 cups percolated coffee, 1 glass of white wine (but the night is yet young and crappy day at work so that might go up!)
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    Little LesLittle Les Posts: 6
    This thread is a great idea. I have an absolutely awful diet which probably does nothing to help with the sports I do (eg. pizza, coca-cola, chips, wine.) Basically my diet doesn't feature fruit and veg. I am quite fortunate that I am a small build and not overweight but this is no excuse for the rubbish I eat.

    It's good to see what other people eat to get some ideas. I am trying to bit healthier. Last night instead of the chip shop after training I had pasta. I think it's a case of thinking of more healthy things to have as alternatives.


    Breakfast - none (don't have breakfast usually)

    Snack - cereal bar

    Lunch - cheese & tomato roll, couple of mini cheese & onion pasty rolls, carrot cake

    Dinner - tomato & basil pasta, packet of crisps, couple of glasses of wine

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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    yesterdays little picnic included

    whey protein (35gr) & banana w/skimmed milk

    porridge, honey, coconut oil & skimmed milk

    whey protein (35gr) & banana w/skimmed milk (post bike)

    2 large chicken & veg wraps, fruit w/yoghurt

    whey protein (35gr) w/skimmed milk (post swim)

    chicken veg & chill w/noodles

    plus gallons of green tea & water
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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    Nurse I see you are still on the coconut oil - hows that going?

    if you put [link] [/link] around the web address in yer sig it will be click-able
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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    the coconut oil seems to help - have loads of substained energy these days & the beginings of a washboard effect stomach (first time in a few years) plus it tastes good. all a question of balance with the food traiing n rest. hmm i wonder which i forget sometimes (doh)

    madnurse (phil)
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    loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    where do you get it?
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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    that shop i suggested for protein - balland & horrett (mentioning no names .. .am only allowed to say Tri-Active in chester for all your tri needs) the ytriguy had a thread on here about coconut oil - so i gave it a go.

    [:D] madnurse
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    LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    I take Aloe Vera (help keep the IBS at bay!) Not heard of coconut oil thoough?
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    madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    i have a irritable neighbour - will aloe vera help with him ??????
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    LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    You never know - a large enough amount in a deep bath...........[:D] problem solved!
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