Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So I usually update my blog more often, but I have been pretty busy. Also, I get frustrated with my routine easily. I've been completely switching things up again. I'm trying to eat less calories, while still getting in enough protein. This is a gargantuan feat for me! I added up the calories for a particular day and only was going to have 38 grams of protein! So I added a protein smoothie, which brought me to 55. So I had to add a few more things to get above 60, which is my goal.
I feel like there are many days where I could cut calories easily, but I need to keep them in order to reach my protein goal.
My problem with protein? I don't like the taste of meat. YUCK, I can't even think about it. The only way I can eat it, is if it's disguised. Like breaded chicken or shrimp, I can't eat it if I tell that I'm chewing on meat. However, I try to stay away from popcorn chicken and shrimp, because the deep fried-ness of it all really does a number on my stomach now!
My stomach can only handle limited dairy and soy. I LOVE various kinds of beans, but when I eat them too often I get constipated.
I also love high protein cereals and bars from Kashi. But I also love other cereals that don't come with the protein punch.
Ok, so I've been whining about protein, so what's the solution? Get off my butt and stop complaining! So because I'm so darn picky, I need to remain active to make up for those extra calories. In fact, eating a little extra allows me to do more activities. I don't have to worry about my body going into starvation mode when I exercise extra hard one day, because I'm sure i'll be eating enough to cover it!
So I've realized I'm bad about getting enough protein in my day. What's been the hardest thing about this process for you?