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  1. #1
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    What did you eat today?

    I am genuinely interested in what other people eat on a daily basis-- especially here at a women's cycling forum! I want to know how people eat before big races and long rides. I'm curious to see what kind of spread we have here.

    I will start

    Today I ate:

    No breakfast That's a huge no-no, but I woke up late and didn't have time to grab anything before swimming this morning!

    Lunch:
    Gardenburger without the bun
    A heap of steamed broccoli
    Roasted cherry tomato salad
    A couple ounces of turkey on the side

    Dinner:
    A large bowl of brown rice with two eggs scrambled and delicious kimchi
    Glass of OJ

    What did you eat today?
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    Breakfast:
    3/4 c Kashi Heart Healthy
    1 banana
    1/2 cup 2% organic milk
    coffee

    Morning snack
    No fat yogurt
    1 c grapefruit

    Lunch
    Hebrew Nat'l no-fat franks (2)
    1 c sauerkraut
    1/2 c mashed potatoes (my passion!!)

    Afternoon snack:
    Apple
    15 almonds

    Dinner
    Garden Salad with spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta cheese and balsalmic vinegarette
    1/2 hard boiled egg
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    "I never made "Who's Who"- but sure as hell I made "What's That??..."

  3. #3
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    Your day looks pretty much perfectly balanced-- nutrition-wise. I wish I had enough forethought to plan snacks, but I'm usually too busy to think about being hungry mid morning and mid afternoon.
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    I can't take too much credit for that. DH packs me a big lunch box every day with all the snacks and good food to keep me away from the vending machines. I just open it and pull out snacks and eat. I'm a lucky ducky.
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    "I never made "Who's Who"- but sure as hell I made "What's That??..."

  5. #5
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    Indeed! I need my boyfriend to move in pronto. I'll put him to work
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  6. #6
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    Did everyone who posted so far cycle today?

    Last few days not normal at all food-wise ad cycling-wise, since I'm visiting family and friends. Cycling has been only 12-35 kms. daily. I normally ride 42 kms. daily back home in Vancouver.

    Since yesterday was a non-cycling day due to other activities with 2 sisters, I won't elaborate unusually diverse and filling meals, including 1 early dinner at Chinese restaurant where 3 of us shared 4 entrees.
    ___________________________

    But since you asked with curiosity for "longer" rides, recently 4 days ago as part of 35 kms. trip:

    Breakfast
    1 small bowl of cornflakes with skim milk (hey, it's my sister's home.)
    a fresh peach
    tea with skim milk

    Lunch (This is not normal for me. I barely have any lunch. I've improved over the years, at least a bigger breakast is a regular habit now.)
    1 slice of bread with 2 tblsp. of goat cheese
    tea with skim milk

    Supper (at my dearie's son's gastropub. he is chef/cook there, it was destination goal of our ride
    shared 1 large bowl of chilled minted melon and cucumber soup with dearie
    I had leek risotto with scallops, mushroom and tomato
    pineapple juice

    Came back where before 2 hrs. before went to bed, had plum and tea with milk.
    Last edited by shootingstar; 09-15-2009 at 06:22 PM.
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  7. #7
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    I swam for 45 minutes this morning (leisurely) and then rode about 15 miles this afternoon (also leisurely)
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  8. #8
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    Well, since I just signed up for the weightloss challenge, I'll fess up to my diet as well.

    BF Frosted bite size mini wheats with 2% milk.

    Snack, string cheese and almonds

    Lunch,3-4oz Roast beef on WW with light mayo and mustard.

    snack, 1 small cup(120 cal.) ice cream. almonds
    snack, 100 cal granola bar
    Dinner, tons of fresh green beans cooked with some sort of specialty sausage from costco.
    cup of 2% milk

    Oh yeah, a few mini reese's from my secret stash in my room that the kids don't know about. After these are gone I won't refill the stash. But I'm too weak to toss them out.

    Today I did week 5 day 3 of couch to 5K which is 8 min. jog, 5 min. walk, and 8 min jog. Tomorrow is my bike ride day.

  9. #9
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    mini reese's are both the essence of evil and the essence of all that is good and right in the world.
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    Two somewhat-thick pieces of home-made spelt bread, each with honey, peanut butter, raspberry spread and cottage cheese.

    Coffee. (Nothing in it.)

    Hard-boiled egg once I got to the office.

    A small-ish portion of udon noodles with two lime&cilantro flavoured chicken drumsticks (leftovers from last night). With the skin, thank you.

    A handful of cherry tomatoes and maybe 5 cubic inches of cheddar.

    An espresso.

    A (home-made) bun stuffed with a little more cheddar and home-grown sprouts, with a bit of Dijon mustard.

    That's it up to now, and I don't know what dinner will be yet.

    Oh, and maybe 3 small squares of milk chocolate (Ritters with cornflakes!). And about 2 liters of water.
    Last edited by Grog; 09-15-2009 at 06:14 PM.

  11. #11
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    Unhappy Food list

    Breakfast: Oatmeal (made with water) with peanut butter, cinnamon, and butter spray.
    Lunch: Bowl of cheerios with low calorie soy milk, yogurt, and a few malted milk balls.
    Supper: Salad, fresh fruit, small serving leftover meatloaf, a couple bites of expensive cheese, piece of cornbread.
    Snack: Cocoa, ice cream bar, and a few more malted milk balls.

    About 1200 calories.

    Went for a 2 hour 31 mile kinda hilly ride.

    PS - My metabolism is no friend of mine.

    Barb

  12. #12
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    Having had dinner, I can now add to my earlier testimony:

    A copious amount of capellini pasta with clam "sauce" (the clam's juice from the can and white wine, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs) with some strips of red, yellow and orange peppers and some slices of the single viable zucchini we've had this year. I think I had about 6 Kalamata olives, maybe more, and a slice of white crusted bread.

    Half a glass of skim milk and and a lot of water.

    I expect my sweet husband to bring me a square of chocolate sometime before I go to bed.

  13. #13
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    trying to behave

    Breakfast: Oatmeal with apple & sultanas
    Snack: Orange & protein shake
    Lunch: Low carb shepherd's pie (cauliflower instead of potato topping) & steamed veges
    Snack: Red grapes
    Dinner: Corned meat & steamed veges

    Rode for 1 hour before breakfast - a bit of pace which translates to plodding & a couple of hills. Weight training tonight.

  14. #14
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    This is as interesting as I thought it would be! Everyone here eats so nicely-- hurray for us

    I did a 45 minute swim this morning, but nothing to eat yet. I'll report at the end of the day
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  15. #15
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    This one's easy, I eat the same thing every day. Except for every now and then when my appetite catches up with increased activity or stress, then I'll eat anything not nailed down. I try to eat often and not too much at a time.

    Breakfast: seal oil (omega 3) supplement, calcium supplement, orange juice. Black coffee. 2 slices of bread ("full grain"? sorta healthy), one with cheese and ham or similar protein, one with banana.

    (40 min bike ride to work.)

    Snack at work: green tea w/ a little sugar and lemon. 2 rye crackers.

    Lunch: large salad, heavy on beans and chickpeas, oil dressing. White tea, 1 sq very dark chocolate.

    Pre bike ride: 2 slices of bread with peanut butter. Black coffee.

    (50-60 min bike ride.)

    Handful of unsalted raw almonds or walnuts while contemplating dinner. Maybe a banana or something if dinner is going to be late.

    Dinner: most typical is boiled rice and something wok-ish, chicken or pork fried with a lot of vegetables plus some kind of wok sauce (store-bought).

    Evening: herb tea, a cracker or cookie or two sometimes. If I have dark chocolate at home another sq of this will frequently disappear roundabout now.

    I've pretty much stopped buying snacks on impulse while on the road or while shopping, since I incorporated a few snacks into my regular diet. I'll buy an icecream or latte every now and then, but mostly to be social, not as much because I really crave it.
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