Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Things First

Is it Wednesday already?  The best things about Mondays and Wednesdays for me are that I get to cook and prepare food all morning.  I have the most energy and the least hunger first thing in the mornings so it's perfect for me to pre make meals for the following days. In fact it's unusual that I would even be on the computer right now before I get some foods started.

I learned a few new things from hangin' with my bud, Fawn, even though she probably doesn't know it!  She picks up a few things from being in the gym when I teach classes and I pick a few things being around her and the kitchen.  Fawn's salads are different from the ones I make.  My salads are cabbage based so I can make them ahead of time.  Fawn uses more delicate salad ingredients that are best prepped and put together as you are ready to eat them, baby greens, avocado, cucumber, etc.  as long as you have these ingredients it takes only a couple of minutes to put together a really fresh yummy I'll be trading in the cabbage (and Brussels) for a while...

But first things first.  Soup. I roasted a turkey the day before Fawn arrived, harvested the meat, some of it ended up in our salads, some in the freezer and on Monday I made some really rich turkey stock from the carcass that I'll use in some lentil soup this morning.  I can also PC some 6 grain rice for later toady and for the week, and organize what ingredients I have sitting in my fridge that need to be used, making a list of some others to fill in gaps (baby greens and kale I know I need).

So here I go....bye.  (go make your lunch!)


guy said...

What is your eating frequency Ma'am? Do you still Warrior Diet?

Tracy Reifkind said...


I can't say that I 'Warrior diet" because I haven't read the book, nor do I understand it (or want or need to).

I write about how I eat in my book and how it's closest to intermittent fasting. I drink coffee with whole cream from 4am-9:30am (10:30 at the latest). I eat my first meal no earlier than 11:30, sometimes as late as 2:00pm. I rarely eat after 6:00pm and it's not unusual for me to eat two meals practically back to back for lunch and my last meal around 4:30pm.

I'm not on a weight loss diet right now, and I stay within about 5 lbs of what I would consider "fighting weight". I do feel more confident being a little lighter. With all of the things coming up as far as photos, interviews, appearances, etc I will more than likely cut back on my calories. I would do that by reducing the calories per meal, or cutting one entire meal out.

My calories are closer to 2000 daily, to lose I would need to cut them down by 400 (basically one meal). I still eat large portions cuz I like to!