Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What I'm Eating this Week

It's no secret I'm continuously changing my eating and workout plan up. I struggle with portion control and just trying to fuel my body with the right stuff.

Here is what I know:

  • Whole30 and/or Paleo works for me. 
  • On that same note, Atkins or very low carb works for me.
  • BIG calorie deficits work for me.
  • I'm impatient!!!
  • I work out hard - but maybe not hard enough.
So knowing all these, I've devised a plan that sorta incorporates it all.

Going forward:

  •  I'm using Fitness Pal to count my calories every day (good and bad).
  • I'm upping my running to 25-30 road miles per week.
  • I'll do 3 HIIT workouts per week at the gym on the treadmill.
  • I'll do 3 weight sessions per week at the gym or at home with my own equipment.
  • I'll be eating 1200-1500 calories per day and adjusting accordingly for long run days.
  • I'm eating Whole30 style Monday-Friday lunch. Friday night dinner and Saturday and Sunday i will allow myself more freedom. Not crazy freedom but I refuse to believe I can't enjoy social settings that involve food going forward. 

I also know I like routine. Even with my food. So this is what this week's breakfast and lunch look like:

Breakfast (along with iced coffee (from my house) with 2 Splenda and sugarfree creamer):

 Now, I know this might not seem perfect for everyone, but this type of breakfast works for me. I'll be monitoring how my weight responds each week.

Lunch this week:

Grilled chicken breast, roasted green beans and also a serving of fruit.

I'm working on which snacks I consume. I was abusing my raw almonds so those are out!

It's a work in progress. I'm just trying to be more patient. Oh and don't worry, I have no trouble hitting my calories each day - even if these meals don't look like much!


GiGi EatsCelebrities said...

Everything looks super delicious! Very low carb works wonders for me as well. And yes, patience is a virtue! However, I totally don't have it either, LOL!

Laura said...

I have to admit...that chicken and green beans look pretty good! I used Fitness Pal or something similar a few years ago when I started my weight loss routine and it really helped. But I have to say that portion control is my downfall as well.

Kitty and June said...

I'm so unpatient with myself as well! A scale can be so deceiving-especially when working out! No and low-carb is the way to go. I can tell a daily difference if I watch that! Best of luck!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

Not sure why, but grilled chicken and roasted green beans has to be one of my favorite meals ever!!!