So...here's what happened with the trainer - he thinks I have all the right habits (eating and workout wise) but needed to make some tweaks, he feels that my body is going to "take off" I really hope he's right! My husband came with me to my 1 hr consultation last night and agreed with most of the things the trainer said (which shocked me since it means an increase in cheese which my husband thinks is the devil).
Here's a peek at my day;
6AM (before I even get into the shower, directly out of bed) - protein powder with almond milk
7:30AM - a piece of fruit - whatever kind I want
8:30AM - protein, a hard boiled egg or a single string cheese
10-10:30AM - cup of greek yogurt - flavored is ok!
12noon - veggies - as much as I want, 3oz of lean meat (I am doing roasted turkey breast, it was fast!)
2PM - 5oz 2% cottage cheese with fruit - any fruit I want
4PM - 16 almonds (right before I go for my workout)
6:30PM - 2 servings of lean meat (an idea - 8oz of shrimp) green salad with dressing and cooked veg so could be a stir fry (made with Pam vs. oil)
That last meal will be hard for me! With my band it's a lot of food but I can totally do this, it seems very doable. Today was my first day and I have to say having that protein drink right when I got out of bed actually woke me up more and I got ready a lot faster! I am still allowed to drink coffee with Splenda and a single packet of non dairy creamer. I can also still have my chai at night that my husband makes but he'll make it with almond milk now instead of whole milk (for me of course). He added that if I get hungry throughout the day that I can have a little bit more protein if I want.
The totals of the example I gave above comes out to 1600 calories 160g of protein 170g of carbs and 35g of fat. I think this is SIGNIFICANTLY healthier than the diet plan that my lap band WLC gave me (1000 cal/day). He specifically indicated that WLS bodies sometimes become incredibly efficient at holding onto weight and he wants to confuse it, he also felt that I needed an insulin burst throughout the day.
He also made some changes to my workout, he kept it at 4 days per week which I currently do, but changed up to 10 minutes of weight training (one day upper body, next day lower body etc) and 32 (yes 32) minutes of steady state cardio keeping my HR between 130 and 150. I am usually much higher than that which he said is fine as long as it's above 130.
I'm hoping that this makes the difference! He indicated I have to share everything with him so that if he sees something that needs adjusting he can do it before it causes an issue. I have a 15 min consult once a week for the next 12 weeks. Let's see what happens, I feel good about it!