Oatmeal or Kashi Go Lean for breakfast Salad (veggies, hardboiled egg whites, black beans) or veggie wrap with hummus for lunch dinner changes around completely, some of my faves : black bean burgers, bean salad wraps with brown rice, whole wheat pasta with a salad, Amy's frozen pizza with a salad. Depends on my mood.
Snacks : green monsters, nuts (almonds and peanuts are my faves) Kashi bars
Dessert : fruit smoothie and/or vitamuffin
Not always 100% clean, but I'm working on it! You can view my blog for some of my eats too. =)
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5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!
If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!
Rebytr- no I never use the shot blocks other than for runs over about 85min and even then only if I feel like I am going to power out before my run ends. In the morning I eat a breakfast from Tosca's menu which is full of protein and after my run I make a smoothie with my protein powder and fruit for my mid morning snack. What do you think? Any changes to be made?
I tried to see exactly what you are eating in a day, but could not figure it out. You obviously know what you are doing (hence the 95 pounds of weight loss!). Do you mind giving us a 'sample' menu of what you eat and also how much cardio/strength training you are doing?
I would love to be like Amber! Amazing progress, for sure...
I replied to you on the other team, but I saw on this post, it sounds like you're using the Shot Blocks other than your long run. I would only stick to Shot Blocks during your long run. They're pure sugar so it would not be a good snack in any other situation.
During the week, before your run, you might want to try a piece of toast with peanut butter. Some people do okay with oatmeal. If you have a little protein, it will you hold you through longer. After your run, have a balance of carbs and protein.
That's exactly why I have to up my carbs. I am training for a 25k and with all that running my carb intake was way down. I didn't know that and had just set my carb intake on the advice given to someone else on another post. Anyways I have set my daily carb intake at 190-225 which will be way better for me. Thanks to all you sparkers out there who shared your knowledge!
Pounds lost: 3.6
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Thanks everyone for your replies! You're right Hawgwild, I also posted this on my half marathoner's team and got the feedback that with my running I do need to up my carbs. But even so I am glad to get your guys ideas to keep low carbs because I have two days of the week that I don't run and would like to make them low carb days. I know running burns crazy calories but eating so much carbs seems to counteract the effect for me. Thanks again guys, always open to suggestions and tips:)
Pounds lost: 3.6
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I try to keep my carbs around 150 also. I can't stomach whole grains and things like that so I eat my carbs from fruits, veggies, and things like quinoa. I measure everything. I am trying to lose weight so I am TRYING to eat more protein. Am I that successful no...but why do you want to keep your carbs so low?
Pounds lost: 6.8
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Well, today my carbs are at 114 for the day (I pre plan my meals), yesterday was 169. I have high calorie and low calorie days, and the carbs tend to follow. It all depends on whether or not it's a strength training day or a cardio day... On a lower calorie day (lower carb day), I eat fewer fruits and a lot more protein (check my tracker) my protein today is almost at 150 grams. I really load up on the proteins (cottage cheese, eggs, etc.) and the veggies for not just nutrients, but to fill me up.
I like to use low-fat cottage cheese, boosts the protein without boosting the carbs or fats. If you aren't worried about fat at all, you could have eggs or protein vegetable-base shakes.
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Ok so I have my daily carb intake set at 120-150 but I can never stay within that following Tosca's eat clean plan. I am training for a 25k and my clif shots that I ate during this mornings run had 24 carbs. By the way they are clean, anyways I ate them in place of my mid morning snack. Even on days when I don't run I go past my carb limit. So I have had my lunch now and have reached 150 carbs. What are some low carb foods that you eat to keep your intake down?
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