I was asked today, ‘Don’t you miss eating what you want?’. My answer was no. I still get to eat what I want – I just modify the types of food or ingredients I use. I absolutely love pizza – I could eat it every day! Whole wheat pita bread, cauliflower crust, spaghetti squash crust are all ways I can still have pizza… then I make my own sauce so I can somewhat control the amount of sugars. I make them in advance so I can quickly have them for lunch or dinner through the week.
Weigh In: 168.2
This time last week: 169.9
Activity: Yard work; Over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.
Breakfast: Smoothie with ice, almond milk, greek yogurt, a couple pineapple chunks I had frozen with 1 banana, 1 apple.
Snack: Small snack size of salted cashews
Lunch: Smoked chicken, chickpea mac & cheese that I had made last night (still creamy!), homemade kimchi, skewer of cherry tomatoes & cheese sticks.
Dinner: Chickpea pasta mac & cheese with green beans.
Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot! My goal typically is to have three 32 oz mugs of ice water by the time I go to bed. If I walk over 12k steps, I’m definitely aiming to drink more water than that.
A few things I’m keeping an eye out on:
- Amount of sugar in a serving – if it’s more than 4g, I am being cautious
- Amount of protein in a serving – I’m aiming for at least 20g of protein per serving each meal
- If I have a sweet tooth craving, I turn on the keurig and add creamer to my cup of coffee
Last week, each day I was losing weight – it wasn’t a lot, but I could see there was progress! This is why I want to share with everyone what I am doing and I welcome any constructive comments as well.
**I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer by any means and my results can very much vary from anyone else’s. Please keep that in mind and feel free to share this blog with friends!
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