What does (roughly) 1400 Calories look like in a day?? Full Day of Eating with Vlog and Macros Count

What does a full day of eating look like for me? On this day I ate roughly 1400 calories.

I get asked all the time what I eat in a day, or how many calories I eat in a day. I eat anywhere between 1400-1650 calories in a day. The calories and macros also vary depending on what workouts I’m doing or if I have a rest day. A couple things I do have everyday are black coffee, a protein shake and lots of veggies!

You can also check out my Vlog video on YouTube to see how I make my food.

My first meal on this day was a Larabar, 20oz of water and black coffee. I usually do something quick for meal 1 because I’m too tired to cook. The calories and macros for the bar are: 220cal, C26g F11g P6g

Meal 2 is kind of an omelette minus the cheese. I sauteed a yellow bell pepper and mushrooms with EVOO and seasoned with garlic salt. Then add the eggs and scramble it up. I added a piece of toast with a little of butter for more carbs. Yes, carbs are good!! They provide your body with energy and fuel you up for the day….I’ll write another post about Macros! The Calories and macros for meal 2: 170cal C7g F10g P13.5g

 Meal 2 Egg with veggies and toast

Meal 2 Egg with veggies and toast


Onto meal 3 (lunch)….after coming home from teaching a FIT4MOM Stroller Strides class, I needed to make something quick and easy for lunch. My go to for lunch is always a salad. I love salads because there is such a huge variety to them and they are quick to make! I made an Asian Grilled Chicken Salad. It’s even easier when you buy the premade salad kits and all you have to do is throw it together in a bowl. I also like to add cucumbers, sliced almonds and pecans to the salad. Another tip is to get the Tyson ready grilled chicken strips. You can buy them in the cold section or freezer section at the store. I used the frozen strips and they only take a few minutes to heat up on the stove. Once the chicken is cooked, toss it in with the salad and enjoy!! I ate about 3 cups of the salad mix and 4oz of chicken. Here are the macros: 457cal C28g F26g P34g.

 Meal 3 Asian Grilled Chicken Salad

Meal 3 Asian Grilled Chicken Salad

For meal 4 (or afternoon snack) I made a protein shake. (sorry I forgot to take a pic) My favorite recipe is pretty simple.

  • ice & water

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1 scoop Chocolate brownie protein powder

    Blend and enjoy!!!

    Macros: 185cal C27g F0.4g P21g



And finally the last meal of the day, meal 5 (dinner). I made a family favorite, TACOS!!! Super easy meal that everyone (yes, the kids too) love! I use 1lb of ground turkey with a packet of taco seasoning (or you can make the seasoning yourself). I also let the kiddies choose whatever taco toppings they want. For me I chose 2 of the carb balance flour tortillas, 6oz of ground turkey, romaine lettuce, little bit of shredded cheese and 1tsp of sour cream. Here are the macros for 2 Tacos: 511cal C47g F12g P54.5g. The taco shells and ground turkey are loaded with protein.

 Meal 5 Turkey Tacos

Meal 5 Turkey Tacos

So that’s it…..that’s what 1400calories (roughly) looks like in a day. I eat 5 times a day and drink 100oz of water!! I always drink water with every meal. It may seem like a lot of food, but when you spread it out throughout the day, it doesn’t seem so bad. Remember, your body needs fuel to function. When you are depriving your body of food (clean is best!), then you are depriving yourself of energy and stopping yourself from reaching your goals. If you want to get back into shape or want to lose weight, you need to eat!!!

If you also need help with getting started with calories/macros or want extra accountability reach out to me, I would love to help you with your journey! Email me with your questions funfitnessmama@gmail.com

Affordable Double Jogging Stroller 2018

Hey Mama (or Dad), are you looking for an affordable double jogging stroller??

Double Jogging Stroller FunFitnessMama

I was looking for one too and fell in love with this double jogging stroller! I needed something big enough for my 3yrs & 8mth old, but not too bulky that it would be hard to push around (or couldn't fit into doorways). I wanted to stay under $200 too! I also wanted something that was light weight and easy to run with and that would fit into the trunk of my minvan. I know right, I was looking for something just right! LOL 

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Strangely enough, I couldn't find many (basically zero) double joggers in stores! They were all sold online. Well, you know what that means....Amazon Prime, here I come!! (I freaking love Amazon Prime, but my wallet doesn't).

But, let me back up a little bit and tell you why I decided to get a Double Jogger even though I already have a double stroller. My husband and I signed up for a Mudrun 5k!! This has been on my bucket list for years and I'm so excited to finally be doing one in a few months! (I'll write another blog post about the Mudrun later lol). So, we signed up for the race about 12 weeks before it starts...plenty of time to train for one! I'm not a big fan of running, but an obstacle course run I'm excited for. The first 2 weeks of training are going good. I was finding time when my husband got home from work to go for runs and got my workouts in. Unfortunately my husband has to travel a lot for work, like every week he's out of town :(    So now that it was his busy season with work and he's out of town, I can't go for a run with all 4 kids by myself. Hence this is why I needed to get a double jogger. I started looking online and found a few that I like but they are a bit out of my price range and I didn't want to pay for shipping. Amazon Prime to the rescue!!! Another thing about me, I'm not a very patient person...I want it done right away! So having the two day shipping is even better.

Two days later the stroller shows up on my front porch!! I did have to assemble the stroller but honestly it was only a few pieces. I had to put the wheels on and the foot tray/plate. A couple screws later and the stroller was all set to go!

 

Seriously the best purchase ever!!! I actually enjoy running with the kids and it's easy to maneuver!

Both kids have plenty of room and there are little pockets in their seats for their water bottles or toys or a snack. The seat belt can have shoulder straps or just a lap belt. The umbrella cover can easily move to cover them (forward and back). Each seat can adjust to be in a laying down position (perfect for when the baby is napping.) 

More amazing Stroller features:

  • 2 storage pockets behind seats
  • 2 underneath storages
  • front wheel locks in place for jogging
  • 2 brakes for back wheels
  • wheels are bike tire (easy to reinflate)
  • 2 cup holders
  • jogging strap
  • easy to fold up and store
  • speaker hookup for phone (I love it!!)

So if you're looking to get an affordable, easy to handle and comfy your kiddos Double Jogger Stroller go check out the Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger (Elixer)    There are other colors to choose from too. I highly recommend getting this specific one but if you wan to spend a little more money, here are my other recommendations: