Changing Up My Diet {What I Ate Wednesday}

Hi, friends Open-mouthed smile

Whew! My, was yesterday ever A DAY.

This may sound very spoiled, but usually whenever I take a vacation I always take the day after getting home off from work – to do laundry, gather my life back together, and have a day to relax before getting back to the grind. This time around, since we were only gone for four days, I went right back to work yesterday after getting back last night. Let’s just say by 8:00 p.m. last night, I was exhausted and the laundry was far from being done.


You know how it is.

It was also quite a busy day on the training and managing front (including some damage control to be done – oy) but I knew that going in. Nevertheless, the day flew by, I ended it with an episode of Dexter, and it’s Wednesday, but it feels like Tuesday to me.  Win! Smile Plus  I have some extra time to get in a leg workout after publishing this post this morning. Double win.

So let’s get to it! – What I Ate Wednesday

This WIAW is going to be very different from the meals you’re used to seeing on this blog. I’ve recently had to switch up my diet – and it’s not because I’m following a trend or want to fuel my training differently to achieve a certain physique. It’s because I was instructed to from my naturopath. More on that in a minute.

Basically, it’s missing a couple little blocks in the food pyramid. Can you tell which ones?

7:00 AM – BCAA’s in blueberry


I sipped on some aminos while I did some HIIT sprints on the treadmill:


8:30 AM – Julie’s Noatmeal


The only thing I changed was I used 1 egg + 3 egg whites instead of 5 egg whites. I was a bit skeptical, but it was absolutely delicious. And the only reason I used the jar as my bowl was because I didn’t want to do another single dish today! (I’m usually not an oats-in-a-jar fan)

12:30 PM – Fitmixer Protein in chocolate mixed with SO Delicious Coconut Milk



I drank this after doing a short back and shoulders workout:

-band assisted pull ups – 4x8ish

-narrow grip seated row – 3×8

-band assisted chin ups – 4×8

-dumbbell arnold press – 4×8

-barbell overhead press – 3x8ish

1:30 PM – Tuna salad w/ carrot sticks


My tuna salad is about as easy as it gets – all eyeballed: 1 can of tuna + some mayo, relish, and mustard, + a little chopped red onion

4:00 PM – Meg’s chocolate black bean mug cake w/ PB

6:45 PM – Sliders w/ cheese + this brussels sprouts salad



I told you guys I’d make it! And it was SO good – and easy! The only thing was I had to get out my food processor, but even then it took .5 seconds to shred the sprouts. Although I had a generous portion, I’m going to have at least two more servings in leftovers.



8:45 PM – Greek yogurt, casein protein powder that I got from Julie, + PB



After trying this combo with cottage cheese instead of GY, Tara suggested switching to GY. I can’t believe how much it improves the taste! This tasted decadent, despite being essentially sugar free!

That’s it!

Now, can ya guess what I’m omitting from my diet – at least for a little while? There’s a hint in that last part Winking smile

Now, I can’t say I’m absolutely thrilled with this eating style change, but it’s only this rigid temporarily. For the sake of keeping this post from becoming a book – and from keeping you from dying of boredom – I’ll wait until tomorrow’s post to talk about why I’m making some diet changes. It’s going to be a doozy. There’s a lot to tell.

On that note, it’s leg day! See ya!

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  1. That brussels sprouts salad looks so good!!! Good luck with that pile of laundry…eek! 😉
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..WIAW / Party EatsMy Profile

  2. Interesting post! Everything looks delicious! My guess is grains and sugar are being eliminated. I’m curious to hear the reasons why but I do know that when I went gluten free I felt a million times better! Best of luck with whatever changes you are making!
    Danielle (@CleanFoodCreativeFitness) recently posted..What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

  3. Mmmm looks great babe :) So happy you’re loving the bean cake! 😉 thanks love. Makes me so happy!!

    I also love Julie’s noatmeal 😀
    Meg recently posted..My Newest ObsessionMy Profile

  4. I unpack as soon as I am in the door. I cannot stand having packed suitcases lay around! I also try and make sure I have the day after I am home off :)
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  5. I’m glad you liked the greek yogurt casein pudding! I look forward to eating it every night :) sometimes when I’m feeling lazy on the weekends I have it as a meal replacement! I’m interested to hear more about your diet changes :)
    Tara @ Sweat like a Pig recently posted..Interview with TBL’s Shannan PontonMy Profile

  6. I’m guessing no gluten and/or sugar… I’m curious about your post tomorrow!
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..WIAW #60: Every Two HoursMy Profile

  7. I keep seeing casein pop up on blogs and I have no idea what it is! I guess I will have to try it sometime! Those brussels sprouts look good!
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots recently posted..Go on with your bad selfMy Profile

  8. I’m like you, I like to take a day off after a vacation to get things settled and sleep! It does take me forever to unpack though.
    Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee recently posted..UK Trip Recap – Part 1My Profile

  9. 1. i HATEEEE oats in a jar hahahaha all the peanut butter is at the bottom! but i agree its so much ebtter for cleanup plus you can sit there with a spoon and eat the pb remnants for hours…
    2. i’m making that bsprout salad and getting the preshredded sprouts from TJs so i dont have to dirty my food processor ahahah
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  10. I have yet to unpack my suitcase from a week ago! I”m terrible! lol
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  11. Not seeing much SUGAR there lady…cutting it out? Those brussel sprouts look insane, am putting those on my list to try STAT! I travel for work a bunch so am usually an “unpack ASAP” after a trip kind of gal as I might have to head right back out & need some clean work clothes :)
    Katie @ KatieEnPursuit recently posted..Be Brilliant with Your Damn Good Potatoes…My Profile

  12. I absolutely despise putting clothes away, but I always do it right when I get home. Makes things easier the next day. Also, good luck on your new sugar-free diet! That’s always a hard thing to do, but it really makes a huuuuge difference in energy levels.
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  13. I’m guessing no grains or sugar! I’m about to have to start that too with my naturopath! We should chat sometime!!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..WIAW #25 Stress EatingMy Profile

  14. wow the Julie’s Noatmeal looks so delicious! I”m usually not a big fan of eggs like that but I think it is totally worth trying!
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  15. Yummy eats as always! Looking forward to your post. I believe there are no added sugar or grains? Oh man, doing laundry after vacation is always the worst part ha ha. Hopefully you get some done today:) Isn’t Dexter just the best? I love that show so much!
    Lisa recently posted..What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

  16. UGH, the dreaded clean up (work and laundry) that has to be done after a trip! Good luck this week. At least it’s a short one for you!
    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) recently posted..Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Date Bread!My Profile

  17. Me and unpacking, oh man. I pretty much continue to live out of my suitcase until I have used everything in it… Then I shove the bag under my bed for next time, LOL!!! The only things that I unpack right away are my toiletries, like my toothbrush and such, because well, we all need those! 😉
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  18. I need a day to regroup after vacation. Laundry, grocery shopping, and getting out of vacation mode are always my priorities.

    Gotta try the black bean mug cake!
    angela @ happy fit mama recently posted..It’s All GoodMy Profile

  19. What brand of BCAA’s do you use and how much pre/during/post workout? I am thinking of adding them to my regimen, as I think it would be a good supplement for me!
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  20. Vitamin overdose Orthomol on mine, it not the best variant


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