Every morning when I'm leaving for work/school, around 7am I eat/drink one of the following:

  • GNC High-Protein Shake 
    • This has 25G of high-quality protein & 3 grams of fiber
    • Only 6g of Carbohydrates
    • These are 14 fl oz, and are always in my fridge for a quick grab. Very convenient, and they taste pretty friggin amazing.
  • 1 quest bar
    • Has 20G of protein and 14G of fiber.
    • Only 21g of Carbohydrates
  • Protein shake 
    • GNC protein 'bag-o-powder' ... mix it up with a cup of water and throw it back.
    • This is my least favorite choice because for the time it takes, the taste really isn't worth it..
  • 2 eggs
    • I usually fry them in a pan with some extra virgin olive oil (only a dime size of oil)

For mid day brunch, usually around 10am I'll have to have first consumed at least 40oz of water, then I allow myself to have a half of a quest bar with more water.

About 1pm I'll eat uncooked broccoli. About the size of two fists. Lightly sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil and very lightly salted. I'll accompany it with cottage cheese for an extended release of protein to get me through my next classes or last hours of work. I don't really regulate the amount of cottage cheese because I don't care for it much... About the most I can handle is a fist sized portion at a time..

Then, I'll force myself to consume another 40oz of water before I get home. Usually around 6-7pm. I'll have one of the items from the "breakfast menu" above.

For any late night snacks, I force myself to drink water, or eat cottage cheese. This has helped me really analyze whether I'm actually hungry or if I'm binge eating because I'm bored or can't sleep. It will help you too if you choose a healthy food/snack that you don't really enjoy eating, for example celery etc..

I try not to eat anything past 9pm.

I don't regulate any of the fruits or vegetables I eat. I also don't regulate the cottage cheese because I don't really like it, but I know it's good for extended time release food. Kind of like the extended time release pain med capsules haha..

I don't eat any breads or drink any soda. I thought this would be more difficult than it has been, but giving up bread and all carbonated drinks has helped SO much!

I consider this to be my own take on a high protein, low carb diet. a couple days per week, I'll cheat and have Jimmy John's 'unwich' for lunch. It's basically their subs, but with lettuce replacing the bread.

I'm open to suggestions, expecially if you read this far along haha... I could use all the constructive feedback you have for me, so please let me know what you think.