Elana Finkel Posted January 19, 2018 Share Posted January 19, 2018 Hi community. Day 15 here and beginning to wonder if I am overeating or not. I know the portion control link shows about a palm-sized portion of protein per meal, thumb-size amount of fat, lots of veggies etc and I try my best to follow this however I am finding that I am generally eating more than a palm-sized amount of protein (especially at dinner!) because my meals have not been filling enough. I look at other people's portions and food posts and I follow different whole 30 food ig accounts/ bloggers and so forth and if I am being honest and comparing my meals, my meals always look bigger than my friends meals! Or they are sometimes the same size as the meals of a fully-grown adult man, not a woman. My concern is this: I love this eating lifestyle, I love my meals, I look forward to everything I eat, but at the end of the day I don't want to develop bad eating habits because I love to eat so much. And I don't want to gain weight because I am accidentally going overboard on my food intake. Here's an average day in my food life right now: Breakfast: Big slice of "quiche" (sweet potato crust) and some veggies on side. This week it's two egg "muffins" (egg mixture with veggies, wrapped in prosciutto) with arugula/radicchio salad (just lemon squeeze for dressing). Lunch: Handful of shredded roasted chicken at bottom of jar of tahini-dressed kale salad with some cranberries (juice-sweetened) and walnuts. Snack: usually one or two boiled eggs with a fruit. Dinner: Often a full sweet potato, big salad or pile of veggies and two sausages (in photo) or steak or fillet of salmon. Pre workout has been an approved almond butter packet because it's fast and I can eat it quick in the morning before my swims. Exercise: I swim every other day about 2200 meters, and in-between days I do an A/B lifting routine (Upper A/Lower A/ Upper B/Lower B ) kind of thing. I also teach first graders and run around a lot in-between sitting for periods of planning. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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