๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Shoney’s Buffet / Lemon Pepper Shrimp

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
#justkeepswimming ๐Ÿ  June – Eating to Heal
Currently tracking in iTrackBites on ๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Command with Macros as my Secondary Metric + ๐Ÿ’œ WW Purple

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, discussion of calories and macros, tips, tricks and how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿซ•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

MEAL 1
๐Ÿฑ LUNCH OUT WITH TRACY – SHONEY’S BUFFET

I had to go into town to replace my car battery and I met up with my cousin. We live about 90min apart so we try to catch up if we are both in town. Our 1 buffet restaurant has just reopened and we decided to lunch there.

Here is how I personally handle a buffet. These were my plates with anything left I didn’t like/eat…

Look at the whole spread and decide what I absolutely want to have. Look up the nutrition for that first. Many of those things were carby (mashed potatoes + gravy / mac n cheese / southern green beans)… Okay done…

Hit the spot ๐Ÿ˜‹

Then I planned my proteins… They only had 5 options – Southern Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Buffalo/Jerk Style Chicken Leg Quarters, Sliced Turkey (ish) or you could add a 3oz Sirloin for an extra $2.49. Tracked that…

3oz Turkey + ยฝ Chicken Quarter

Knew I wanted a salad to fill in the gaps and knew I wanted real Ranch Dressing so tracked that first. Everything was still within my daily target and still left room for dinner.

The carrots were weirdly bitter…

The order you eat it in can matter too. Salad first – fiber/ bulk to take the edge off. Then protein – slower to digest, fills you up more so you don’t go crazy on the carby carbs. Drink at least 1 glass of water between plates. Take a breather so you aren’t approaching the higher point stuff like you haven’t eaten in weeks.

Stop…. Breathe…. Talk…. Enjoy….

I had 1 piece each of watermelon, honeydew and pineapple to round it out…

Satisfied, not stuffed. We were there for 2hrs talking and just relaxing in the AC until she had to go to work.

All tracked individually (then I created a 1 line entry), all within my targets (would have been very different if I was trying to stay within Purple points) – no guilt, no “I can’t have” (well except those things my medical intolerances say no no to) – nice lunch!

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1314
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 88g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 89g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 69g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 37SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

Shoney’s isn’t in iTrackBites so I used a combination of Golden Corral and Ryan’s Grill & Buffet.

MEAL 2
๐Ÿฆ LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP & SALAD

@sandbar Xlrg Shrimp
@itsskinny Konjac Noodles
@fage 2% Greek Yogurt
@palermo Lemon Pepper Seasoning
@misfitsmarket Organic Red Onion, Purple Cabbage, Grape Tomatoes, Lemon, Garlic
@krogerco Pomegranate
@wishfarms Blueberries
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
@loreto Capers
@krogerco Stir Fry Veggies
@homechef Arugula
Homemade Pickled Egg

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 296
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 35g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 21g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 8g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 2SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES –
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN –

๐Ÿž CARBS –
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS –
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE –

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๐ŸŽฏ CALORIE TARGET: 1450-1650
Because I eat 2 meals/day most days – each meal needs to be between 700-800 calories on average

๐ŸŽฏ MACRO GOALS: (within +/- 10g of target grams shown)
Protein 30% – 35%
Carbs 25% – 30%
Fat 30% – 35%

RESULTS – ๐Ÿ”จ NAILED IT! ๐Ÿ”จ

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