She’s Eating AGAIN?!??

While training for my Figure Competition, I find myself eating more in a day than I thought was womanly possible.

There are some meals that take me over an hour to eat!  An HOUR?!  You try eating 4 chicken breasts with 2 cups of stir-fried vegetables and see how long it takes you.  Then, and only then, can you pass judgment.

I know what you are thinking.

How many calories a day is this woman eating? 3,500?  4,750?

You would be shocked to know that it is anywhere between 1,250 – 1,805 calories a day, which isn’t that much calorie-wise.  But when you only eat whole, natural foods it takes a lot of food to make up that many calories.

Today I ate 1,634 calories.  I could have eaten:

  • 1 box of macaroni and cheese prepared
  • 12 oz can of Coke
  • 1 Snickers Bar

But instead I ate:

  • 2 cups of sugar snap peas
  • 140 grams of mushrooms
  • 60 grams of onions
  • 75 grams of peppers
  • 12 egg whites
  • 2 slices black Russian rye bread
  • 2 servings of PB2 peanut butter
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 44 grams quinoa
  • 2 protein drinks
  • 300 grams of potatoes
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 30 grams swiss cheese
  • 120 grams of ham

Which would you rather eat?

It takes careful measurement.

Food scale

And tracking.

Food journal

And may result in large quantities of odd combinations at times.

Baked potato meal for bodybuilding

But it is key to building a strong body.

At least you get to eat like a queen while training!

So who’s training for the next competition with me?!

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  1. Melanie Robinson says

    DL! How awesome is your tracking book?! That thing is epic! You have the drive of an astronaut or something. You amaze me!

  2. Kathy Sperling says

    I think your blog AND your endeavor is awesome – totally inspiring!
    PS Your extra slate tiles have found a perfect home on our wall – I love it, thanks!!

  3. love your blog and all your prep work. Keep up the good work!

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