True Story: At the cafe down the street from me where I pop in at least 2x a week for a quick salad, I’m known as the “Double-Meat Girl”. I mean, I’ve been called worse? 🤷♀️🤣
Salad Breakdown: I’m an arugula lover so I ask for a bed of that, all the veggies and then none of those bullshit sliced black olives. Oh, and always the banana peppers, because, who doesn’t love those? Some days feta, some days goat cheese, some days none. Then, double the chicken or turkey (or whatever protein I select that day). Seriously guys, I have this once or twice a week…the same thing…I like it and it’s #automatedaf (new hashtag, use it!). ⠀
Some days, this salad feels huge, other days I take it down no problem. Today, I’ve portioned off about 1/3 of it and I’m going to eat it for a snack this afternoon before the kids get home from school. Did you know that snacks don’t always need to be traditional snacks, they can literally be mini-meals?
My protein breakdown most days:
Bar/Smoothie mid-morning around 10am - 20-30g
Salad/Rando Bowl with protein + veggies mid-day around 1-2pm - 40-45g
Mini Meal or protein bar - 20 g protein (sometimes, I skip this)
Dinner - 35-40g protein
Snack - minimal protein 5-10g
I usually get 130-150g protein each day and I’m a 148lb woman. I go for a minimum of .5g protein for every lb of bodyweight.
**The biggest mistake*** I see women making: your meals are way too small. That’s why you snack all day and you constantly want to eat. Actually fill yourselves up with your meals with filling, longer-to-digest protein. Become your community’s “Double-Meal Girl”, I promise the nickname feels fine. Lol. 😭
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