I post again asking for feedback on my eating routine.
Right now, I'm in base training and am trying to eat to maintain my weight. I'm 5'8", 21 years old and have been 155 pounds for a few months now. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to optimize my eating patterns further, but NOT so that I lose more weight. At this point, I'm riding at least 130 miles a week, including an hour of interval training a week. Because of some centuries I've done, I've been riding closer to (or over) 200 miles a week. If I'm not riding to work, I walk a hell of a lot (since it's far). With the exception of work, I'm usually pretty active.
Before anything, I practically removed the following things:
- Sun Chips
- White breads
- Juices with sugar
- Most 'sugary' cereals
Now the eating pattern (the bullets represent choices I have, i.e. independent meals):
BREAKFAST:[*]Four or five eggwhite omelet with turkey and one slice American cheese, with either waffles and syrup (light to medium amount) or Arnold Health Nut Multigrain Bread (no butter). [*]Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Cinnamon Cereal with Soy Milk and same bread as above. [*]Strawberry banana Protein smoothie (with soy milk, no yogurt) and same bread as above.
SNACK:[*]A scoop of chopped honeydew and melon, sometimes with a banana (today, I tried this with peanut butter), served with creamed coffee. [*]Croissant with creamed coffee. [*]Granola with creamed coffee.
LUNCH:[*]Side of white rice (or if I brought it, brown rice) or whole grain pasta, tuna mixed with Thousand Island dressing and cheddar cheese. [*]Tuna salad mix (sometimes I have french fries, maybe once a week, if that)
SNACK 2:[*]Clif Bar [*]Kashi cereal (if I didn't have it for breakfast) [*]Almonds or Cashews (a handful)
DINNER:[*]Two bowls of Honey Bunches of Oats or Cheerios (if I get home late, which often happens) [*]Pasta with fish or chicken (depending on what I had eariler) [*]Rice with fish or chicken [*]Jamba Juice Strawberry Workout (Strawberry Banana Protein smoothie) with a Clif Bar
Here are some problems I was critiqued on:
- Not enough fruit (I don't like grapes, and I'm not a big fan of apples or oranges)
- Coffee should be drank black (I don't like black coffee or straight tea)
- Less cereal (I really like cereal, and I usually eat cereal either for breakfast or as a light dinner, since I often come home too late to make something better)
And here are some foods that I would like to keep eating, if it's not negative to my diet:
- Cereal (f'ing love it)
- Creamed coffee (love this too)
What do you guys think?