Odd Diet Questions
I have a question and would love to have someone knowledgeable answer it, it possible.
So I am a very busy person and I basically eat for sustenance, rather than enjoyment. I still like decent tasting foods, but what I've done is developed a meal plan that I stick to every day to get my nutrients. I am not exactly trying to lose weight, but just getting into better shape.
The goal of the diet is to not have to worry about what I'm cooking/eating next. I also like smaller meals. I eat this day in and day out and I really like it but i want to make sure that I'm getting the proper nutrition.
-1/2 cup mushrooms
-1 cup chopped baby spinach
-1 spring onion
-1/2 cup red pepper
The eggs are hard boiled and the veggies (save the bluebs) are fried in a teaspoon of virgin olive oil for about 2 minutes.
-1 sweet potato (sliced and baked)
-1/2 cup red beet
-3-5 brussel sprouts
-2/3 cup broccoli
-3-5 asparagus sticks
-1 fish filet (every other day)
Veggies are lightly steamed. Fish is pan fried (I usually have organic salmon, tilapia or cod).
-1/2 cup rice or quinoa
-1/4 cup green olives
-1/4 cup feta cheese
-2/3 cup tomato
-1/2 cup cucumber
-1 bosc pear
Rice/quinoa is cooked. Everything else is raw.
-dark chocolate (1 small cube/day)
-1 or 2 apples a day
-1 navel orange
-Depending on availability: grapes, melons, plums, pomagranates, etc.
I try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I do 1 hour of exercise a day (4 days yoga, 2 day cardio, 1 day strength).
So is this a decent meal plan? Am I missing anything? I currently have a bit of a belly that I would like to tighten up - I won't be exercising/building muscle for a six pack or anything, mind you, just enough that I'm regularly more or less flat in that area. I like that I can easily plan for how many days I need to buy groceries and I spend less than an hour and a half cooking and eating (aside from snacks).
I'm a guy, 5'11", currently 170, 27 years old. I study piano 4-5 hours a day and bartend and am working on my PhD so I do not really have time for lots of food prep. Hence the reason for my food plan.
Let me know. Thanks!