Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Well, going through the checklist for this Fall challenge I have to put in writing also my diet commitment.
~Do you know what diet you will follow?
The meal plan I'll follow (don't like to use the word diet) is basically calorie tracking using the SP app which I absolutely LOVE.
Keeping total of carbs/day up to 120-130 gm.
Eating more clean, limiting wheat, sugar, dairy. (Dairy and sugar I think aggravates my eczema & rosacea) No chocolate! which definitely worsens my skin.
Eat a fruit 3x/day, salad for lunch and dinner veggies and a protein. Nuts like pumpkin seeds, almonds or pistachio nuts 1x/day about 15 gm. Healthy fats like avocado and hummus, yum.
~Found some recipes?
Using basic recipes I keep repeating since they're simple, clean and have a few ingredients.
Such as a crock pot salsa chicken I make on weekends then use the chicken for dinners, salads or wraps for lunch.
Do you have the food on hand to get started?
~Shop and meal prep on Sundays.
Have you followed this diet before?
~Yes, so far working well although still playing around with the # of carbs/day that works best.
Did you post your Fall 5% Challenge Diet Commitment on your Spark Page?
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Since I had success with a fall fitness challenge I did I decided to sign up for a winter one to lose 5% of my body weight. Our first assignments are to put down in writing our commitments.
~~~Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitments:
Cardio-Interval training with inclines walking on my treadmill, 3-4x/wk, 30-45 min
*Edited 1/5/14: Strength training-was going to do Chris Powell's fitness plan but will do my own training with my home equipment
~~~Winter 5% Challenge Diet Commitment:
Calorie cycling-using a modified version of Chris Powell's 'Choose to Lose,' like adding a fruit to my afternoon snacks on the low-carb days, I love my fruit!
Veggies at most meals;lunch, snacks, dinner, in form of salads I take to work and roasted veggies for dinner, hummus and baby carrots, red bell pepper
Water-10-12 cups daily
Avoiding as much as possible...sugar!! It's so addicting and though it gives me that temporary 'sugar-fix/high' I always feel crappy the next day.
Looking forward to a fresh, new year, aren't we all?!
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