Friday, March 30, 2012
Is it just me or has anybody else realized how they have progressed on this journey. Not in weight loss but rather in how you look at food.
When I first started my goal was to decrease calories, so when shopping I bought everything low fat, low cal I could. Then comes that problem with liking to read, you read. You read about carbs and how carbs need fat. You read all about how the body needs protein for rebuilding muscle. So the more you read the more you learn.
They teach you to fill out your nutrition page everyday to track what you are eating.
They teach you to plan your meals out for a week at a time.
You continue to learn, then you notice one day that you are planning your meals around your workout schedule for that day. Do I have enough carbs, hows my fat and don't forget that today is a strength training day so where is the protein level. Mean while what first was so important to you cal... calo.. Ican't think of it now, wait a minutes, yes that's right calories have become the last thing I look at.
Now I know calorie intake is important but my meal planner has progressed around a healthy menu. Currently we take recipes that we like a put them in our book not according the beef, pork, chicken, or vegetarian, but according to carbs, fat and protein. Then as we plan meals to are workout schedule and we see that we will need more carbs, we can pull an carb recipe and be good for the day. Best of all since we are using healthy recipes our calories come out good.
So my question is this Has anyone else noticed this progression or is it just me?
Saturday, March 24, 2012
On my off days I like to prepare the meals for my workout days so that everything is as ready as they can be to help save time on workout days. So anyway, the other night I was doing this and my daughter comes out and grabs the food scales.I just stood there watching her not saying a word. My wife had bought her some baked potato chips. She grabs them and a small bowl. She put the bowl on the scale and turned it on, then she starts to read the back of the bag. She measures out her chips, then I ask her what she is doing. Well she tells me, A serving size of these chips are 1 ounce so i'm weighing out one ounce. What a surprise. We have never said anything to her about weighing out her food, just something she see's us do. I was a proud daddy, I know that is something she will now carry with her.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tonight , after work I had my first offical workout at the Y. It is called original strength training. Oh my goodness, feel the burn. Who ever invented those big ropes should be shot. So after the trainer kills us with the ropes she has a 16 station workout area set up. 1 minute at each station. No problem right, WRONG. She had us jumping, doing lunges, planks with your feet suspended in rings, lunges with one leg suspended in a ring, etc., etc, etc,... Overall, best workout I've had in a long time. Can't wait until next week.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
On sunday's wesit down and make out our weekly menu, then go shopping for whatever ingredients we may need.
This week I will be trying 8 new recipes. Have tried 4 of them so far today. this morning I tried a monte cristo sandwich, recipe from a spark member. Absolutely delicious. Nice way to start off the day. Sunday afternoon is Seafood Sunday at our house. Today's menu included Pan seared talipia, cheddar biscuits, shrimp scampi, (all these recipes came from SparkRecipes) plus steamed asparagus and broccoli with a salad. Yet after all that good and healthy eating I'm still under 1000 calories.
Monday's are meatless monday day for us, so I will be making a creamy potato soup with grilled cheese.
Tuesday will be another new recipe(from cooking light) Chicken Stir Fry
Wednesday will be a favorite Turkey BLT's
Thursday another cooking light recipe Blackened chicken with dirty rice
Friday (cooking light recipe) will be Shrimp and Pea Rice Bowl
Saturday we will wind out the week with another cooking light recipe Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard Sauce
8 new recipes, 4 down, 4 more to go. All healthy and SOOOOOO GOOOOD TO EAT.
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