A Mostly “Normal” Day of Eating

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning!

Since writing my post about CrossFit, running, and diet, I’ve received all sorts of questions about my diet. It seems like a lot of you guys want specifics, so I decided to document my eats from yesterday. For the most part, it was a “normal” day of eating for me”” although, it’s just one of many days. I was more snack-y than usual, but I tend to become a bit of a “snack monster” if I’m just hanging out at home and have constant access to my kitchen. (I rely on larger meals and snacks if I’m on-the-go.) I also didn’t do my usual Sunday food prep until yesterday morning, so I ended up eating a lot of those foods for lunch and snacks throughout the day (Garlic Mustard Chicken Thighs, Breakfast Potatoes, roasted broccoli) and then again for dinner, which isn’t typical. Anyway, here’s a look at what I ate yesterday!

6:30 AM: Toast with peanut butter and banana + iced coffee with soy milk

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7:30 AM: Fried egg

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8:00 AM: Carrot Spice Protein Bar (recipe below)

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9:00 AM: Nap time workout

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10:00 AM: Coconut water + Carrot Spice Protein Bar

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12:00 PM: Salad with a Garlic Mustard Chicken Thigh, cucumbers, Trader Joe’s Champagne vinaigrette, and Sriracha + roasted broccoli (not pictured ”” I ate a small bowl when it came out of the oven)

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12:30 PM: Iced coffee + 3 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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1:00 PM: Breakfast potatoes with ketchup and Sriracha <””the bowl was full when I started, but I forgot to snap a pic until I was almost done


3:30 PM: Cheerios + banana + soy milk

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7:00 PM: Garlic Mustard Chicken Thighs with roasted broccoli and Breakfast Potatoes on top of spring mix greens with buffalo sauce + a glass of wine


8:00 PM: Three Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups + another splash of wine

8:30 PM: A handful of Salt ‘n Vinegar almonds

9:30 PM: Medjool date with peanut butter

As far as specifics go, I don’t normally aim to consume a specific number of calories, carbs, protein, fat, etc. I pay attention to these things (and occasionally track them in MyFitnessPal), but I mainly just estimate a healthy balance within my meals/snacks and eat based on what I am craving. Yesterday was “normal” in the sense that most of what was shown are foods that I eat on a regular basis. It wasn’t “normal” in the sense that it was a bit repetitive with regard to lunch, snacks, and dinner. Again, this is just one of many days, and I enjoy switching things up with my food, so tomorrow will definitely be different.

I hope this overview of my diet gives you some insight into how I eat. Please let me know if you have any specific questions, and I will do my best to respond!

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A HUGE thank you to everyone who replied to the readership survey from Blue Diamond Almonds. We really appreciate it, and I can’t wait to read everyone’s responses. Without further ado, here is the winner of the $100 VISA gift card:


Survey completed. Great tips in this post btw

Congrats, Jill! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.

Question of the Day

Are you more of a snack or 3-meals-per-day kind of person?

Carrot Cake Protein Bars


Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Coat 9X9 baking pan with non-stick spray. Pour in batter, spread evenly, and bake for 25 minutes. Allow bars to cool before cutting. Makes 12 bars.



  1. Hey Tina,
    How often do you usually have a drink in the evenings. Sometimes I feel like if I actually cut out alcohol I’d have better success with losing the last 5 pounds, others it doesn’t quite seem worth it. What’s your definition of “moderation” when it comes to alcohol?

    1. Well, it depends on the week! 🙂 Some weeks, I’ll drink 3-4 nights, but I’m only drinking 1-2 glasses of wine and they’re usually pretty small. After our vacation to Maine, I’ve cut back quite a bit.

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