Hi, I am on day 3 and have done the BFL before (about 6 years ago) Got great results...lost 75pounds and kept it off UNTIL I had my son. I gain back 50 of those pounds and am starting again. My question is I know you don't need to count calories but it just a habit. I am worried I am not getting enough.
Protien slim fast
4oz chicken ***
eas Carb control shake
4oz Chicken or tuna
and one more Eas shake
When I add that up it only equals about 900-1000 calories
I am 5'7 and weight 200 pounds and with working out everyday I am worried I might be doing more harm then good. Any suggestions on what else to eat or not to eat?
Thank you, Bonnie
It would be easier if you broke it up to tell us what carb and protein you had in each meal and to show meals 1-6. I can say that 900-1000 calories is way too low and arguably dangerous. At 200 pounds you should likely be having 1800-2000 calories so literally double.
Here is my day
Breakfast - slimfast and orange = 225 Cal 9gFat 15 Carbs 20 Protien
Snack 1- Chicken *** and yogurt= 220 Cal2.5Fat 20 Carbs 28 Protien
Lunch- Eas shake (myoplex lite) orange and broccoli= 279Cal 2.5 Fat 29Carbs 25Protien
Snack 2- Tuna and a apple= 224Cal 2.5Fat 16Carbs 14Protien
Dinner- Chicken ***, toast, broccoli=230Cal 3Fat 28Carb 27Protien
Snack- Eas Myoplex lite= 170Cal 2Fat 20Carbs 20Protien
Total for day= 1348 Calories 19 Fat 128Carbs and 134Protien
Please Help!! This is excactly what I eat every day and would love any advice in doing this a better way. I also saw somewhere you are not to eat oranges, is that true??
Thanks again, Bonnie
Bonnie - We'll make this work!
Meal 1 - I personally don't think Slimfast is a good product. Go for Myoplex Lite instead. Slimfast is high on the fat and low on the carb.
Meal 2 - looks good
Meal 3 - A Myoplex Lite is a complete meal so the orange is an extra portion of carb.
Meal 4 - Your apple is likely more carbs than that or have some more apple. A small - medium sized apple is more towards 20-22 carbs. That's not enough tuna. You should be going for about 25g of protein.
Meal 5 - Have a sweet potato or brown rice or quinoa or some other great form of carb.
Meal 6 - looks good
See...your meal plan looks pretty good...with just a bit of tweaking it's great.
Don't worry about oranges. I think apples and berries are better, but don't get worked up over that. It's all good.
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