Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Well yesterday I went to see my gym instructor for some dietitian advise
I've been doing ok, losing the same 2 pounds and gaining them again, and am aware that I'm not being as good as I used to me - although my clothes aren't super tight! - so I thought I'd better take a different look at what I'm eating
His recommendation, for me to lose body fat, is to increase protein and fat intake and eat less carbs - I've been having 200g carbs per day which apparently means my body is using those to fuel my days / workouts rather than tapping into my (vast) stores.
I've tried high protein diets before and really not enjoyed them (Atkins about 10 years ago) so was a bit reluctant at first. He's going to work on a menu for me and I'm doing the same.
So today I thought I'd work through and try to do something myself (should have his ideas by tomorrow lunchtime though)
So I'm having 5 small meals per day - spread evenly throughout the day.
Today was -
Breakfast - porridge with canned peaches (in juice, drained) 256 calories - 75 carbs, 3 fat, 9 protein
Morning snack (10am) 30g hazlenuts with 20g sunflower seeds 305 cals - 10 carb, 28 fat, 8 protein
Gym session - ran 22 mins on treadmill (no stopping YAY me!!!) plus 10 mins on bike, some strength training and stretching
Lunch - chicken salad box with plain yogurt as desert - 14g carb, 6 fat, 34 protein
Adternoon snack - houmous (low fat) with celery and raw brocolli - 192 cals, 17g carb, 11 fat, 9 protein
Evening meal - chicken and bacon parcels (bought) with leeks, cauli and a (very)few potatoes done in olive oil - plus a chocolate chip cookie - i know I shouldn't have, but I really enjoyed it! - cals 481, 33 carbs, 22 fat, 39 protein
I'm really quite impressed with myself - totals for the day 1,480 cals, 148 carbs, 71 fat and 99 protein - not bad for a first day
What do you all think?
Now planning for tomorrow - mackeral with salad for lunch, may combine some of those lovely sunflower seeds into my lunch instead of a snack. I can't give up my porridge, it keeps me on the straight and narrow!