I can really see the difference. Great job!
Thank you! How is your start going? I keep a notebook that I take everywhere. I log my food, workouts, and measurements in it. I filled it with inspiring pictures and quotes. I would just follow the plan as the book outlines! No "extras" or a "little this" or "little that". For example, my meals looks like:
Meal 1: protein pancakes (30g oats, 2 egg whites, cinnamon, truvia, 90g cottage cheese)
Meal 2: Greek yogurt & fruit
Meal 3: Roast with small red potato, onion, carrot
Meal 4: 3 egg whites scrambled on half a dave's killer bread bagel (or a whole wheat flat sammie bread 100cal), spicy mustard
Meal 5: ground turkey in spaghetti sauce over quinoa
Meal 6: Greek yogurt & fruit
I made a lot of meals in advance. Been doing a big pot of curried beef or chicken with veggies & swt tater or red potato. Fajitas are almost a daily meal! I do lots of bell pepper, lean red meat, onion, on a La Tortilla factory 100 cal high fiber tortilla. I try to make sure to keep my carbs in check by when eating starchy ones, keeping the cal count around 100-150 calories per meal. So look at labels. Instead of sour cream for fajitas, I use just plain greek yogurt. Can't tell a difference really! I also try to have a bid salad with one meal a day using 1TBSP of Newman's own lighten up salad dressing. Lots of greens, cucumber, some bell pepper & red onion. Taco salads are great too! I do extra lean ground beef or turkey in taco seasoning (google recipe), then place over lots of green, top with salsa, a big dallop of plain greek yogurt (our sour cream sub, remember!), and kidney beans for your carb. YUM!
On strength training days I have an EAS ready-to-drink shake and some fruit post-workout as a meal. I Love their rich dark chocolate flavor, but today I just tried the caramel cafe' flavor and it was to die for! YUM! But other than that, it's the only time I eat a meal replacement type meal.
Good luck to you!
Thank you everyone else as well for your kind and encouraging words!
Great job on your meals / eating!
whoa that's a lot of progress for 6 weeks! keep up the hard work! :) I'm starting my second challenge, thanks for the added inspiration
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