Day in the Life: Mel’s Meals shows you everything I eat and drink throughout an entire day. I start at 4:30am with what I eat before I head to the gym and finish with either dinner or after-dinner dessert.
I track my macronutrients so occasionally I explain why I chose to eat certain foods. I try to spread my protein out throughout the day, without consuming too much more than 30 grams of protein per meal. I think that helps give me a steady supply of energy throughout the day to avoid an afternoon slump.
In terms of water, I consumed one liter of water right when I woke up and five more throughout the day. I drank a ton of water on Friday & Saturday, but also sweat a lot (it was in the upper-90s or 100 both days). I didn’t drink nearly enough on Sunday, because honestly I slept most the day! I definitely needed a lot of water come Monday. So here is everything I ate on Monday, from start to finish. [Read more…]