Well, truthfully I cannot figure out why this is working. It doesn't really seem that drastically different that what I was doing before. I am increasing my protein, because even though they call it a moderate protein you are to multiply .68 by your bodyweight in pounds. That is 180g of protein for me. I have not reached it yet but am getting closer. They also want you to go to websites and figure out how many calories your body 'uses' and then figure out how fast you want to lose weight and subtract the appropriate number of calories. So my range is 1,500 to 1,800 (I had been staying around 1,300 to1,500 before) but the first day I went over by about 50 to 1,850 and yesterday I was at 1,750. Their suggestion is that you try to balance your nutrient throughout the 3 meals (well 2 to 4 meals-I do 3).
But guess what, I lost weight again! Another 2.4 pounds.
I got up to 168g of protein yesterday and that is reasonably close especially since I had zero hunger pangs. They are net carb counters (carbs minus fiber) so I am getting about 35g of net carbs, but I feel so much better as my total carbs are running around 65g.
So my macro nutrient percentages yesterday were something like 48% fat, 14% carb, 38% protein (is that 100%?).
I have not started exercise, probably won't bother with the weight stuff until I get back from visiting my parents. But I will start walking while I am there since we will be on the beach!
I added 2T of cocoa powder to my morning mocha, it is apparently a very good source of iron-who knew- and a squirt of stevia. It is more chocolatey and super yummy now!
So yesterday's food:
B: 16oz. cold coffee, 2T heavy cream, 2 scoops of whey protein, 2T cocoa powder, dropper of stevia, 1C of 2% greek yogurt, 1/2C wild blueberries (I could not finish the yogurt/blueberries just too much food!
L: 1C cabbage, 1can wild caught salmon, 1 small haas avocado, 1T chia seeds, 1T macadamia nut oil, 2T cider vinegar, cinnamon tea with 1/3C of coconut milk and stevia
D: 8oz of ground beef (Laura's lean 92%), cooked with 1T dried parsley and 1T dried thyme (these are both high in iron as well-again who knew) and 1T of dried minced onion. The dried spices soak up the fat from the meat so there is no draining and no greasiness, add a dash of salt and pretty yummy. I ate 3C of romaine lettuce with 2T Cardini caesar salad dressing on the side. (I know this has soybean oil in it, but this stuff is crazy good and the only way I can get my son to eat salad which is only 1 of 3 of his vegetables!). I also has a cup of caffeine free herbal tea with 1/3C of coconut milk and stevia.
weight this morning 262.4