Counting Macros Week 1

Yesterday I decided I was going to count my macros. Currently, I'm at a healthy, easily maintainable weight. I have a good relationship with food and I enjoy what I eat. But, I'm also a competitive athlete heading into my season and I would like to dig a little deeper into my diet to find out if a few tweaks here and there and a better understanding of the portions I'm eating could affect and improve my performance in the gym. I ate just as I normally would yesterday and I've already learned where I need to make some changes. Carbs and fat are easy to come by, and I need to be cautious not to overeat them. On the other hand, my protein intake is on the lighter side so I want to be a little more aware of when and how much I’m eating at each meal and snack. 

Sunday January 24, 2016

Weight: 149 lbs

Breakfast
4 cups coffee
1.5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1/2 yam (140g)
2 tbsp chopped onion (20g)
1 cup baby kale, spinach and chard blend
1 Organics kale and balsamic chicken sausage (2 oz)
1/2 tsp olive oil
2 eggs

Snack

1 Quest bar, mint chocolate chunk

Lunch
Pick It Up Paleo meal:
4 oz turkey burger
1 cup broccoli
1/3 yam (100g)

Dinner
1 cup roasted butternut squash soup, recipe from Cookie and Katie
4.5 oz chicken thighs

Snack
PurePharma PR3 protein shake (10% off with code Beaver10)
1/2 cup light ice cream


Totals
Calories: 2099
Carbs: 211g 40%
Fat: 79g 34%
Protein: 136g 26%