Thursday, May 23, 2013
I have been trying to get on a better eating plan for the past 6 months and nothing seems to have helped me lose any weight. In fact since January I have gained 12 pounds. And last year gained an over all 10 pounds. Basically I am about 25 pounds larger than last June. Worst of all I was at my goal size of 12 last June and now size 16.
So I am going to try to eat more often and see if that will work better for me. I am also going to try to reduce my carbs so that my starches are in the morning or lunch but only lean protein and veggies for my last two meals.
I am switching since my typical day is 3 meals and no snacks. But when you look at the times I eat, there is way too much time between meals. So I am eating large meals and then going into starvation mode. Very inefficient. It is no wonder my body is reserving everything as fat or muscle.
For example yesterday here are the times I ate.
Wake up: 7:30AM (no food)
Breakfast 9:30AM (starchy meal)
Lunch 12PM (starchy meal)
afternoon snack 4PM (sugary snack)
Gym workout: 6-7PM (boxing) so super high calorie burn
Dinner 7:45PM (super starchy meal)
Here is the times I have eaten today so far:
Meal 1: 8AM (protein smoothie+ fruit)
Meal 2: 9:30AM (starchy carb + fat and sm. protein)
Meal 3: 11:45-12:15PM (Protein w/ veggie)
Work out 12:45-1:30PM circuit training
Meal 4: 2PM (almond milk and protein and salad)
Meal 5: 4PM sm yogurt.
Meal 6: Dinner : prob. 7PM or 7:30PM.
Today my carbs are very high (well over the goal of 150-200) This is due to meal 1 and 2 but hey it is only day 1. But I am at least eating every few hours.
Looking forward to seeing if this keeps me from over indulging like I do when I am super hungry. Also I am going to restart taking a probiotic pill twice a day to see if I can have better digestion/BM movement. I also have these fiber colon cleanse pills I want to take until the bottle is done.
I know this will be a totally new way to eat for me and there will need to be a lot of planning and bringing food to work. But if I can start having better digestion and more frequent BM movements, it will be worth it. I know that in itself will show my body is being more efficient with processing my food.
Tell me if this eating frequency works for you and if you have good easy to follow menus you would like to share and I will do the same.