Keeping track should be a good idea. I have began to eat more fat and less carbs. I have to say though, I was used to eating every couple of hours through out the day. Now, Ive cut out about 2 meals I think. But I still get in around the same amount of calories I think. I hated having to always have food around just to be sure to eat every couple of hours. Now that I am trying this out though, I have to say it has not benefited me yet. I seemed to have gained more fat than I had on before. I think perhaps my body is going into shock since it was used to eating many mini meals instead of maybe like 4. I like fruit but I can go without eating some on most days, but I will usually crave at least 1/2 a nana at times. I wish to be able to eat this as I want and I also love nuts and chocolate! eesh..I would like to find some way of being able to incorporate it all. HELP!
So far my daily eats looks something like this...if I am posing for previous days, some stuff may not be accurate as far as portions go and what not. But i will try to be as precise as possible. Who really wants to measure everything?!
Monday February 16, 2010
Breakfast 8 oclock
Dont remember exactly but it was something like
eggs, mustard greens, avocado and probably salsa
Weight training 11-12:30
1 mile warm up jog
Bench Press-3 sets 10-12 50lbs (heavy for me)
Incline Bench-3 sets 1 of 10 w/50, other 2 at 10 w/ 45lbs
Pull Ups (can't really do these yet, so modified with the kick and pull up, eventually I should build enough strength to pull me all the way up.)-3 sets 10-12
Biceps-Arm curl with machine-3 sets 15 lbs
-Dumbbell curl 3 sets-12 10lbs
20 mins bike
Shake: 1 scoop Super Quad the daily vitamin (thought the vitamin would give me some energy and help me not be so tired, but I ended up napping anyway)
Class at 3, was wanting to wait till after class to eat, but I was lagging majorly! I ate "lunch?" around 2:30 before class
chicken breast, mixed veggies salad + 1/2 nana with pb
went to class and felt pretty decent. I actually had a good amount of energy when I got out so,
I just got some vibrams so I wanted to try them out and it was a beautiful day! So I slapped them on and went for a walk/run stroll+some additional duck and rolls (trying to perfect those). It was fun to pretend that someone was chasing me.
around 5 or so I drank some 8th continent light soy milk+ I think more pb and celery and drank a cup of Yogi tea: Active Body on my way to bellydance.
belly dance class from 6:30-8:30
Dinner at 9 oclock
chicken breast, avocado, collard greens, red pepper, mustard, balsamic vinaigrette, broccoli
dinner was supposed to be my last meal, but I ended up having to stay up really late and snacked on some cottage cheese and pb:/
Tuesday February 17, 2010
BF 8oclock- yesterday was
1/2-1 cup decaf coffee,
almond flour pancakes (1/2 cup almond flour, 3 egg whites, 1 egg, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda) + 1/2 banana
exercise around 10:30 or 11= walk/jog on treadmill for an hour, high and low inclines
lunch around 12:15= salad with 2 slices turkey and remainder of the fat free cottage cheese (trying to equal up to at least 25 g of protein and I know fat free is out of the question but it was the "remainder". I use it as a protein source often) veggies=cauliflower, cucumber, kale, turnip greens, yellow squash, baby tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette (store bought), 1tbsp flax seed <There wasn't very much fat in this meal I must admit. I am not used to taking in alot of fat after a work out.
Maybe I should?
around 3:30 I was hungry again. I had beef jerky with me so I snacked on that and some pistachios and almond mix + a glass of 8th continent light soy milk original and some pb and celery <<crazy combo...probably not so good.
cup of yogi tea: Active body around 5
around 6:30 I cut up some cucumber and ate the slices with salsa + 1tbsp flax seed while I cooked my dinner
Dinner at 7= chicken breast with bout 1/2-1tbsp coconut oil sauteed zuchinni, turnip greens, mushrooms, onion, red pepper, with tomatoe sauce as dressing. Dessert of chavocado pudding (1/2 avocado + cocoa powder and stevia blended and warmed in micro) with a couple of mixed berries.
I felt really good after this dinner. I was on my feet most of the day and when I sat down afterward to do some homework, I felt pretty focused and relaxed (except that I kept thinking about my belly being puffier now...I don't want it to get any worse...)
My chest feels odd though, starting coughin up some flem, what's up with that?
Bf 8= 3 egg omelette ( remainder spinach, green pepper, onion, mushroom, tomato sauce, comino, black pepper) in some coconut oil <<the coconut oil scares me a bit, I never used to add fat to anything and I am not sure if I am using a good kind or not. It says pure on the container, but I don't really know how "pure" pure really is.
don't drink coffee in the mornings really anymore, but I ground up some espresso roast and had myself a cup <<have to admit, i feel like I can dance forever.
Today is weights day, So I usually drink a protein shake afterwards. I wanted to try and make this more into a meal though, like perhaps replace my lunch or something so I can try and stay around the 3 meal idea. But I don't really see that happening. I feel really tired and want to sleep after I work out and drink this. I tried taking a 30 min. power nap after I drank this on monday but I ended up eating still around the 2 hour mark. Maybe add avocado?
I love pb and almond butter. Maybe I can add that fat to it? I don't want to give them up.
to be continued...