1: Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Tortilla w/ 3oz lean ground beef and miso (very low cal very low fat) salad dressing 2: 4.5oz cooked carrots and 3oz ground turkey ***3: Whole Foods Organic 1/4 LB Angus Burger and 3oz baked sweet potato "fries"4: 4.5oz cooked carrots and 3oz ground turkey ***5: Whey Protein shake made with unsweetened vanilla almond breeze and a small apple (I will share the apple with my bunny rabbit so will probably not get a whole one)6: Whole Foods Organic 1/4 LB Angus Burger and 3/4 cup corn
Fat % is a little high I guess because I'm eating alot of beef today...
HI! Sounds great! I have a question though. Are you counting carrots and corn as a veggie and a carb?
yes I do count corn and carrots as carbs. Corn is a carb 100% no question according to the BFL book. Carrots are a vegetable NOT a carb according to the BFL book but I can eat enough of them to = 20g of carbs which is technically a carb portion so I count them that way. I'm transitioning off of a paleo style of eating that involved no grains at all and was very low carb. So for me this first four weeks have been transitional increasing my carb counts each week and increasing the types of carbs that I eat.
yes I do count corn and carrots as carbs. Corn is a carb 100% no question according to the BFL book. I count corn as a carb. Carrots are a vegetable NOT a carb according to the BFL book but I can eat enough of them to = 20g of carbs which is technically a carb portion so I count them that way. 9as both a veggie and a carb). Personally, I'm transitioning off of a paleo style of eating that involved no grains at all and was very low carb. So for me this first four weeks have been transitional increasing my carb counts each week and increasing the types of carbs that I eat.
Aww, makes total sense now....:)
Here's what I'm eating/have eaten today:
1. Protein shake, 1/2 banana
2. 2/3 of a whole wheat pita, sliced turkey ***
3. Baked chicken ***, sprouted wheat tortilla, steamed brocolli
4. Protein shake, non-fat yogurt
5. Grilled Pork tenderloin, baked sweet potato, spinach salad with balsamic
6. Non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana
oooh yum! I'm not brave enough to eat bananas yet... the apple is a big step up for me on the sugar level! Maybe later in the challenge I"ll get there...
In regard to bananas, I make sure I eat pretty firm ones because I'm trying to eat low glycemic carbs (trying to lose body fat). The softer bananas have a higher glycemic index. I just stick to 1/2 of one for now though. I love bananas!!
On my Tuesday and Thursday workouts I go in at 6:30 AM to workout so I kind of miss my real breakfast meal at home. Today looks like this:
1. Myoplex vanilla shake (after cardio workout)
2. 1/2 cup Eggbeaters, 3 turkey sausage links, low-carb whole wheat tortilla, no-fat mozarella cheese
3. Chicken ***, 1/2 medium baked potato (plain), 1/2 medium cucumber w/ tomato salsa
4. 1 cup cottage cheese, small orange
5. Broiled Ahi tuna filet, 1/2 cup barley (prepared), green beans
6. Chocoloate protein pudding
The only difference for my other days is that I don't workout until around 9:00 AM so I have a real food breakfast at home before work and then have my Myoplex shake after that workout. I also have a cup of black coffee in the morning and usually 2 cups of green tea at work. Plus lots and lots of water. No Greek yogurt today (non-fat plain) but I will have that tomorrow probably in place of the cottage cheese. I like to keep it simple.
Good plan duckgirl... I absolutely love bananas too, but I avoid them because they are higher in calorie/carb content then other fruits. Just a personal preference. They are a great fruit.
CHOBANI non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt is my absolutely new favorite food! On my last free day, the whole family was eating vailla ice cream and strawberries, and I actully wanted my Greek yogurt and strawberries instead. YUMMMMMMM!!
You're doing awesome! I don't know anything about the program you were on prior to BFL but any major adjustment in your nutrition plan is going to be a challenge in and of itself. You're doing the right thing by taking it slow and adding new things incrementally. The key is the protein/carb balance at every meal with at least 2 of those meals containing vegetables. I unneccesarily do a lot of label reading just to be sure I am getting the proper amounts. I can't help it... I'm funny like that. It is a numbers game to me. I know you do the same. Keep up the great work!
Chobani non-fat plain is what I have been eating. I still have to kind of choke it down though. I'll have to see if I can't find the vanilla. I swore I would not have Greek yogurt on my free day ...but I did. It's just to healthy to not eat.
O thanks hercdriver! I've been on one plan or another for the last three years so I'm an experienced label reader, counter & tracker. The switch to BFL has been a drastic but amazing one.
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