In The Groove ... Mostly
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I go back to my new RD for a 4-week checkup on Thursday. I shared yesterday that I've managed to lose 3.6 pounds this month which is a holy miracle, so I suppose that means something is working. Digging into my handy stats via the app, I realize:
Average calories: 1572/day. Goal: 1500. Not terrible, but I could do better here.
Average protein: 118.84/day. Goal: 134. Again, SO MUCH MORE than it used to be, but not quite up to the goal line. The last *week*, though, I've averaged 138.25g/day, so things are getting better with time.
Average fat: 45/day. Goal: 33. Definitely still high there and room for improvement.
Average carbs: 171.47/day. Goal: 166. Pretty good!
Obviously my problem is getting protein without fat. (Heeeeeeyyyyy, cheese, what's up!?) It took me a few weeks of trial and error to figure out how to eat all that protein. I'm eating tons of protein shakes, egg whites, and greek yogurt. I'm also relying a little too heavily on the faux meat. Normally, I'd say I believe in whole foods found in nature, as close to their natural state as possible, but there's just not enough protein in broccoli for this new plan.
So, the march goes on. I leave for vacation on Friday and I'm going to do my best to keep the protein up. I'm sure the calories will be up too, but I'm prepared with single-packs of protein powder that I will have with every meal to keep those numbers high.
I'm fascinated to see what the RD will say on Thursday. I have lost 3.6 pounds, but I'm wondering if the body scan will show any actual improvement. I really don't think 4 weeks is enough time, given that it took my body 3 weeks just to catch on to the plan and drop said pounds. We'll see!