Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Daily Menus for Maintenance



Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Healthy_life2 said:

Pre workout: (90 min run/945 calories burned)

  • ½ Cinnamon bagel
  • 2 cups of coffee

OK. I've always wondered about "pre-workout" meals. I run in the mornings, but I do it on an empty stomach (I don't even have my coffee or broth until after the workout).

How much time do you wait after eating before you actually start the run?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

OK. I've always wondered about "pre-workout" meals. I run in the mornings, but I do it on an empty stomach (I don't even have my coffee or broth until after the workout).

How much time do you wait after eating before you actually start the run?

For an hour run. I can eat a banana 30 minutes before or run fasted. Depends on the day.

Bagels could be the cause of my low blood sugar. *laughing* It was the only carb in the house. This is not a normal day of food for me.

Anything over a 10K, I carb load for a few days before. Mainly sweet potatoes. (only carb that doesn’t bloat me /or drops my blood sugars.) Race day I run fasted/no food. I use the glycogen stores of my carb load to fuel my race. I use powdered carbs added to my water/hydration vest. Its been trial and error to find what works with my stomach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m so impressed with you runners, I have never understood the drive for that. My oldest son started running this year and is doing a half marathon in a week.

Does anyone else get stuck in a rut? I tend to eat 1 thing a lot for awhile. It is usually a light version of an unhealthy thing. I have homemade-ish pizza about 4 meals a week now. I’ve moved on from tacos for now! Here is my pizza breakdown. It takes a little effort but it’s worth it for me.

EB1741BE-EA5C-4F91-B89E-CBFC86234076.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheeseburgh, I now want a taco for lunch, lol. The only time I get in a rut with a particular food is when I have made too much and have leftovers for days. I like pretty much everything and I don't have issues with any foods and never did after surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Healthy_life2 said:

For an hour run. I can eat a banana 30 minutes before or run fasted. Depends on the day.

Now that I am actually running (instead of alternating kms of running and walking) I rarely go over the 1 hour mark. I'm thinking next spring (when it gets warmer again) I'm going to try to go for longer, and will likely need something in my stomach for fuel. We'll see.

4 hours ago, Cheeseburgh said:

you runners, I have never understood the drive for that. My oldest son started running this year and is doing a half marathon in a week.

It's funny because I never thought in a gazillion years I would ever call myself a runner. I was the epitome of a couch potato before. I am planning on registering for a mini-triathalon for July next year, and am focusing on getting my swimming up to snuff over the winter. Me, in a triathalon??!? Ca-Ray-ZY.

Edited by ms.sss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Cheeseburgh said:

I’m so impressed with you runners, I have never understood the drive for that. My oldest son started running this year and is doing a half marathon in a week.

Does anyone else get stuck in a rut? I tend to eat 1 thing a lot for awhile. It is usually a light version of an unhealthy thing. I have homemade-ish pizza about 4 meals a week now. I’ve moved on from tacos for now! Here is my pizza breakdown. It takes a little effort but it’s worth it for me. 

EB1741BE-EA5C-4F91-B89E-CBFC86234076.jpeg

I think your pizza sounds yum...pretty good for 345 cals.

I tend to eat the same thing for days as well (read: salad). Something new will go into the fridge or pantry and I'll just keep eating it until it's gone...which often takes a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Cheeseburgh, I now want a taco for lunch, lol. The only time I get in a rut with a particular food is when I have made too much and have leftovers for days. I like pretty much everything and I don't have issues with any foods and never did after surgery.

I make super low calorie ones with 96% lean ground beef. I use a dry spice mix which pretty much has zero calories, pico de Gallo, lettuce and 2 crunchy tortilla shells. Skip the shells add veggies if you avoid carbs or processed food.

4oz ground beef 120

2 taco shells (old El Paso) 100

other stuff total of 25 calories. Total 265

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Cheeseburgh said:

I make super low calorie ones with 96% lean ground beef. I use a dry spice mix which pretty much has zero calories, pico de Gallo, lettuce and 2 crunchy tortilla shells. Skip the shells add veggies if you avoid carbs or processed food.

4oz ground beef 120

2 taco shells (old El Paso) 100

other stuff total of 25 calories. Total 265

I do usually make my own but I ended up running to taco bell and having a cheese doritos locos taco supreme and 1/2. 285 calories total.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 am Breakfast 1 scrambled egg and 2 oz ham

12 30 lunch doritios taco supreme and a 1/2

5 30 dinner 3 oz sirloin steak 1/2 baked potato with butter and sour cream 1/4 cup peas 1/2 cheese stick

I ate half my dinner and will finish the rest tonight if I feel hungry. I did have a few pieces of snack candy between lunch and dinner. Trick or treaters have been coming through so it will be gone tonight !! YAY

Edited by Tracyringo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whole wheat English muffin, chocolate Peanut Butter powder, 1 teaspoon honey and coffee
L. 6 ounce Greek yogurt and salad. 2 chocolate chip Cookies . Supper 4 oz pork with roasted potato and carrots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Trick or treaters have been coming through so it will be gone tonight !! YAY

Arg..It was raining here in my neck of the woods so the trick or treaters were very few and and even further between. Which means our Halloween bowl of fun-size Snickers is still very much in tact. Surprisingly, I haven't eaten one....YET (I opted for some raspberry mint sorbet Mr. brought home instead). I do see some serious Snickers-snacking in my very near future though.... #yum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Wendyfm said:

Whole wheat English muffin, chocolate Peanut Butter powder, 1 teaspoon honey and coffee
L. 6 ounce Greek yogurt and salad. 2 chocolate chip Cookies . Supper 4 oz pork with roasted potato and carrots.

Hiya @Wendyfm! Surgery in 2014! Another long-term vet! Welcome to the thread! There are so very few of you on here so it's always so awesome when you guys pop up ❤️ (...and I'm looking at you too, @Healthy_life2 ❤️)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday, Thu, Oct. 31 👻
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 112.9 lbs

...managed to stay away from the Halloween candy...for now. I'm coming after you soon fun-size Snickers...Bwha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

9:00am - chicken brotth

11:00am - salad greens + olive oil + almonds + pumpkin seeds + 3/4 cup of beef stew (minus the potatoes)

5:00pm - salad greens + olive oil + cucumber + cheddar cheese + 3/4 cup of beef stew (minus the potatoes)

7:30pm - 3-4 sips of BFF's vodka ceasar (I logged it in MFP as 1/4 cup) + 3 bites of BFF's poutine (logged in MFP at 1/4 a St. Louis Wings Poutine)

10:00pm - the Kid's leftover "Lunchables" snack pack (4 crackers, 4 turkey slices, 4 cheese slices...she ate the KitKat earlier...go figure) + 1 tbsp Peanut Butter + 2 squares dark chocolate + 1/3 cup raspberry lime sorbet.

Totals: 1435 cals - 74g* Protein - 83g* NET carbs - 62g* fat

* Note the macros are wholly inaccurate for this entry as the 7:30pm wings poutine & the 10pm leftover "Lunchables" only had calorie counts in MFP, and no macro breakdowns (and there is NO WAY these things had zero carbs!) *

Edited by ms.sss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday, Fri, Nov. 1
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 113.7 lbs

...

9:00am - coffee w/ Stevia

11:00am - salad greens + olive oil + red bell pepper + pumpkin seeds + 1/2 cup of beef stew (minus the potatoes) + 2oz chicharron

2:00pm - coffee w/ Stevia + cottage cheese + blueberries + 1/2 Pure Protein chocolate Chip Bar

5:00pm - salad greens + olive oil + pumpkin seeds + almonds + 1/2 cup of beef stew (minus the potatoes) + 1/3 cup raspberry lime sorbet + turkey Jerky

8:30pm - salad greens + olive oil + cucumber + green apple + avocado + pumpkin seeds

Totals: 1819 cals - 145g Protein - 94g NET carbs - 94g fat

Edited by ms.sss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today, Sat, Nov. 2
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 113.7 lbs

...had coffee with the BFF tonite and finally got my hands on some Halloween candy from HER leftover pile (since my own household stash mysteriously disappeared yesterday - I know who you are Mr.!) I'm surprised I haven't dumped, though I do feel moderately ick at the moment. My stomach is doing that gurgly lactose-intolerant rumbling thing, so I know I'm going to have a visit from the poop-fairy soon. Which I actually don't mind as I've been waiting for her for 3 days now...

11:00am - coffee w/ Stevia

12:30pm - salad greens + pumpkin seeds + almonds + can of smoked oysters w/ seafood sauce + 1/4 cup of Campbell's Chunky Clam Chowder (minus the potatoes)

2:00pm - 1/2 cup mixed nuts + turkey Jerky + 1 Keto Snaps Choco-Coconut-Fat-Bomb

5:30pm - salad greens + olive oil + carrots + almonds + can of smoked oysters w/ seafood sauce + turkey jerky + 1/3 cup Raspberry Lime sorbet

10:30 - Starbucks Grande Americano Misto w/ Soy + 4 fun-size Reese's Peanut Butter cups + 1 fun-size Oh Henry + 1/8 moon cake

Totals: 2306 cals - 104g Protein - 141g NET carbs - 133g fat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • SabrinaGoddess

      Hospital - PAID
      Doctor - PAID
      Surgical Assistant - PAID
      Anesthesia Tech - PAID
      Plane Ticket - BOOKED
      Hotel Room - BOOKED
      Vitamins - ORDERED
      Stocking for Post Op - STARTED
      Dec 9th - here I come!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GainingChelsea

      Currently waiting on a surgery date. Hope to hear soon. I have been fighting for the sleeve surgery for 10 years. I am so ready!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?
      · 3 replies
      1. lvidacovich

        I haven't pooped in a weed and I'd love a 4 pound poo right now lol

      2. ms.sss

        Lol, yeah, I've been known to drop 3-ish lbs after a good (and long awaited) poop.

        .....or even after a moderate to severe dumping episode. yikes.

      3. FluffyChix

        Those are championship cups for both you guys! :) I personally came up a 1.4lb winner this morning. ;) hehehehe.

    • *Meaghan*

      I met with my surgeon on Friday.. I've completed all my tests and all my nutrition meetings as well as meeting the weight loss requirements for my insurance. We are officially submitting to insurance for approval and I was given a surgery date of January 16th 2020 (13 days before my birthday!) Fingers crossed all goes through 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Ok, now im getting old...my body gets me up at my normal 5am dog walk even when it's the weekend, vacation, and most importantly when I'm sick. So now that I have more energy, my body wants to make sure I suffer even longer during the day when I have a cold! Damn being healthy again! (:D)
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×