I gained 1 lb this week. Booooo. However, I feel GREAT, and have been eating very healthy foods, so yay!!! Also, my fitness is right on track (two ST sessions and 3 walks), so I think this week is a success, despite a gain.
About that gain: I think I know what's going on... I've been eating too many carbs! First, I cheated a little this week and had some basmati rice several days (bad idea). Second, I did have wine more often than usual (5 days out of 7, lol) need to cut that back. Third: I didn't take into account how many carbs juicing entails. Juicing each morning has done amazing things for my energy levels.... but I need to balance my carb load the rest of the day to make up for it. Finally, my tracking hasn't been the best this week... so I was probably eating more carbs than I realized.
I don't want to give up juicing, so I'll have to work harder to make it fit into my primal, low-carb diet. I'm aiming for 50-100g net carb each day (Net carb = total carb - fiber).
I've started adding this fiber supplement to my juice each morning to lower its glycemic index and to replace some of the fiber lost in juicing:
I love it! it also has omega-3s and probiotics in it. Link: tinyurl.com/b5elp
I figure I will consume about 40g net carb at breakfast (juice+fiber supplement and berries), about 40g at lunch (veggies and fruits), and about 20-30 at dinner (veggies and a spoonful of frozen yogurt or a small piece of chocolate). I'm aiming for a macronutrient range of about 20% carb, 25-30% protein, and 50-55% fat. Calorie-wise, I am aiming for about 2200 per day for a deficit of 2 lb per week.
I think sticking to this plan will help me get back on track. I'm also still very close to my goal for June 1st (only 1 lb away), so I think it will alllll be ok. just gotta watch those carbs.
I will be tracking EVERYTHING this week!
Goals for next week:
-3+ Walks or yoga of at least 40 min each
-1 Full Body ST session
-1 Sprinting session
-Stay in cal and carb range at least 6 days
-Keep up the dietary awesomeness