My first log on BB.com! Please make sure to check out my (upcoming) workout log as well.
I'm posting this because as healthy as I eat, I feel like I'm doing something wrong and don't necessarily meet all my nutrient needs. As time goes by you'll get an idea of my eating habits and I would appreciate comments as to what else I should eat, shouldn't, etc.
I am currently doing Kris Gethin's 12-wk hardcore plan, minus the morning cardio, the supplements and the nutrition plan. I'm really just trying to push myself, because my last year of working out has had very little results (see progress pics). In terms of cardio I do LISS on the treadmill at 15% incline for 20 minutes. I also have dance training sessions 2-3 times a week, although I mean to increase their frequency.
As mentioned above I don't take supplements, don't intend to do so either. I make sure to eat properly before my workouts and hydrate myself, and my postworkout snack is usually a cup of Alpen cereal with pieces of apple, banana and whatever fruit I can find.
My philosophy, food-wise
I'm the first to admit I have an incredibly unhealthy relationship with food. I get bertstare'd whenever people see the huge Tupperware filled with veggies that I bring for lunch or dinner and the identical meals I have every day. Everything is planned, down to the amount of almonds I eat as a midmorning snack. I have the compulsive need to eat HEALTHY and doing otherwise leaves me with feelings of shame and guilt.
No McDonald's, no energy drinks, nothing that can considered less than healthy. Coffee and alcohol are a no-no.
I'm frustrated at other people for not understanding where I'm coming from and telling me that some junk food here and then wouldn't hurt, simply because I'm thin. Or that denying myself these foods is a mistake because I need to fully enjoy life. **** you, I don't need ice cream or Big Macs to enjoy life. Yet, at the same time I hate myself for depriving myself and eating so compulsively healthy.
Anyway... in terms of nutrition I eat almost exclusively whole foods: primarily fruits and veggies, lots of them. My breakfast and lunch barely differ on a day-to-day basis as I stick to the same old foods. The only meal I cannot fully control is dinner as I still live with my parents, however we tend to prepare very healthy stuff with fresh ingredients. The portion size depends on the nutritional value of the meal.
Specific nutrition info
Using this formula: TEE = 864-(9.72*A)+CA((14.2*W)+(503*H)) where: A=19; CA=1.27; W=71kg; H = 1.88cm
I've calculated that my maintenance is around 3150. I generally don't reach that number, getting up to 2800 or so instead. As a competitive ballroom dancer, my figure is important and I have been recommended the following macro split: 20p/25f/55c or something in that area. The goal is to provide all nutrients while keeping me lean, and allow me to perform better during competitions and training sessions. It's preferable for me to maintain my weight rather than going on a strict cut a few weeks prior to competitions.
Fish is highly recommended but I haven't eaten any in 3 years, after being sick for a week because of ****ing tilapia.
I think that's pretty much it! Feel free to critique my food approach or my log's structure!