Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 4 and 5 Food Log (Late Entry! Whoops!)

Hi Everyone,

The last two days have been busy, so this is a late entry for my food log/no sweets challenge. 

Thursday was the 4th of July, and yesterday we celebrated my nephew's birthday. Today I am excited to really get back on track with some clean eating. This is my Thursday and Friday food log. 

I am starting to get a lot of comments that I eat like a normal person. :) I am definitely a normal person. I enjoy fruits, and vegetables, but I also don't believe in cutting out necessary nutrients or food groups. I am active and athletic and I need to fuel my body. I am not a perfect eater, but I try to select primarily healthy foods. 

The past three days I have been offered a plethora of desserts, and I turned them all down (even Jesse's grandmother's homemade fudge). I am actually enjoying this no sweets challenge because I feel physically better. 

Today is Saturday, and I am excited to eat all foods that I make at home. Plus I am planning an awesome workout! With two birthday parties, and one holiday over the past three days I don't feel like my choices have been as "clean" as normal, but these events are part of life. 

Thursday July 4th: Day 4

Egg White Sandwich on Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread with Spinach and Light Spreadable cheese wedge. 
Coffee with coconut milk. 

AM Snack:
Granny Smith Apple

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt with Celery
Fresh Spinach and Cherry Tomato salad
1 small slice cheese pizza
Buffalo Chicken dip with tortilla chips (leftovers from the work party)

After work snack:
Banana, Peach and Spinach Smoothie

Cheese Ravioli
Tomato Basil Sauce with Fresh Spinach

Calories: 1865
Carbs: 258 g. 
Fat: 50 g. 
Protein: 99 g.
Fiber: 32 g. 

Friday July 5th: Day 5

Egg White Sandwich on Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread
Fresh Spinach
1/3 Spreadable cheese wedge
Coffee with Sugar Free French Vanilla Creamer

AM Snack:
Granny Smith Apple

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt with Celery
Spinach, Cherry Tomato, and Tuna salad
Baked Tortilla Chips (no salt added)

Dinner: (At my nephew's birthday party)
Homemade Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Homemade Baked Beans
Fresh Fruit Salad (Watermelon, Strawberries, grapes, and blueberries)
Mini Crab Cakes (3)
Baked Pineapple with Ritz Crackers

Totals: (Estimated: may vary depending on how some of the food was prepared). 
Calories: 1833
Carbs: 257 g. 
Fat: 44 g.
Protein: 121 g. 
Fiber: 26 g. 


  1. I love seeing the daily food journal, it really helps.

  2. Hi Melissa, I have seen you have many videos in Youtube, but in different channels, how many channels are yours?

    1. Hi Antonio, I only have one channel:

  3. I've been hearing that my penchant for fruits (which grow in my backyard - mangoes, carambola, guavas) are notoriously high in sugar and therefore not good for weight loss. I think they're the perfect alternative to a sweet-toth junkie like me! What say you?