A few weeks ago I posted about how my marathon training hunger was kicking in. I was feeling hungry almost all of the time and I was starting to get sick of it. It is much harder for me to make healthy eating decisions when I feel ravenous all of the time!
So I made a conscious effort to up my protein intake at meals and in snacks and I have to say it seems to be working. I feel fuller much longer after a protein-packed meal than a carb-centric one. I really should have tried this earlier (duh, Lindsay), it’s not like I didn’t know the protein (and fat) has more staying power than other foods but it is difficult and requires more planning and foresight.
Any tips on how to add protein (vegetarian or fish) into more meals?
I woke up wanting to sweat this morning. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes I just crave a hard workout. I only had about 40 minutes so I set the treadmill to the hill setting and did a speed workout with the hills.
I can’t go a couple of mornings without having my favorite breakfast, so last night I whipped up some protein-packed overnight oats.
I mixed 1/3 cup of oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup greek yogurt (mix of 0% and 2%), 1 T protein powder, 1/3 banana, 5ish cashews, 1 tsp chia seeds, and cinnamon.
This morning I topped them with warm strawberries and honey, almond & flax cereal.
Coffee and an adora disc complimented the overnight oats perfectly
My morning was spent in class and dealing with a USPS mix-up. I was so busy, I couldn’t believe it was time for lunch so soon!
I packed leftover taco soup and cornbread from last night to eat at work.
I can’t get over how good this soup is. I may have to start making it with peas everytime
I also packed a blood orange for snackage.
Whats your favorite kind of soup?
Do you ever crave sweaty workouts?