Ever since announcing D-Day: Determination Day I have really cleaned up my diet and taken more action on tracking it. Between the determination to be stronger, faster, and fitter at Ironman Arizona and cleaning up my food I am down 3 pounds. I am currently sitting at 143 pounds and am more than half-way to my goal of 140 pounds by August 5th.
I have had an idea of the amount of calories I am consuming but using a tracking application has really opened my eyes. I always made the assumption that ‘all’ fruit was approximately 60-75 calories. That couldn’t be further from the truth after I started tracking my food. Bananas don’t all weigh 100g and even the same looking size bosc pear will have a different calorie count. Fortunately for me, Karen had purchased a food scale a few years ago and so I have been able to track to a T what I am consuming.
What this tracking has also done is it has allowed me to plan ahead and create different dishes for dinner. I can now open up the app on my iPad and follow the ingredients that I put together and in the right amount. The app that I am using is My Fitness Pal and it is the most comprehensive tracking calculator I have seen or used. This site has all the supplements that I use as well as the different types of fuels for during training. If I consume 1 serving of Herbalife24 Prolong during my workout I no longer have to add 250 calories to my intake as the system does it for me. First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot is in there as well. This is the perfect tracking calculator for me.
Now, back to this is what’s for dinner (the title of this post and probably what lured you in.) These are my dinners I have been enjoying in pictures:
Eats - Week1
My Food Intake After Announcing D-Day: Week 1
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_photo.jpg]1750Waffles With Honey and Almond Butter Sauce
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_waffles-and-eggs3.jpg]1610Waffles, Eggs, Vegetables Oh My!
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_spaghetti-squash1.jpg]1690Spaghetti Squash Fritatta
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_spaghetti-squash2.jpg]1560Spaghetti Squash Frittata With Roasted Vegetables
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_spaghetti-squash3.jpg]1410Spaghetti Squash With Drizzle Of Sriracha
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_tacos1.jpg]1400Tacos With Roasted Chili Pepper
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_tacos2.jpg]1350Tacos With Japonica Rice, Black Beans and Vegetables
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_stuffed-mushroom1.jpg]1250Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_stuffed-mushroom2.jpg]1180Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto On Bed Of Red Cabbage And Zucchini
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_stuffed-mushroom3.jpg]1150Red Cabbage Bed, Portobella Mushroom and Squash
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_stuffed-mushroom4.jpg]1070Vegan Dinner of Stuffed Mushroom, Risotto, Squash and Cabbage
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_mediterranean-stew1.jpg]1060Mediterranean Stew With Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_med-stew2.jpg]1020Roasted Tomatoes, Eggplant, Pepperoncinis, Capers and Chickpeas
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week1/thumbs/thumbs_med-stew3.jpg]980Roasted Garlic Added The Right Amount Of Sweetness To This Mediterranean Stew
Here is the nutritional information for each of these meals:
Spelt Waffles and Eggs With Vegetables: 668 calories, 105g Carbs, 23g Fat, 18g Protein
Spaghetti Squash Stuffed With Black Japonica Rice, Black Beans and Corn: 424 calories, 93g Carbs, 5g Fat, 15g Protein
Mediterranean Stew: 283 calories, 54g Carbs, 1g Fat, 16g Protein
Spaghetti Squash Frittata (recipe tomorrow): 335 calories, 28g Carbs, 15g Fat, 26g Protein
Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto: 312 calories, 75g Carbs, 1g Fat, 12g Protein