Monday, June 15, 2015
First week in
The other is that while I'm not exactly doing low carb (which I define as less than 150 grams of carb per day) I am doing "lower" carb and am sticking as close to 150 as I can get. Since I eat a lot of legumes, fruit, and things like oatmeal or whole grain cheerios I really don't get much under 150 on any given day. However, I understand that with any kind of lower carb you do lose water weight so I also factor that into the bigger weight loss in my first week.
**Correction - I actually just looked at my carbs for the past 7 days and I averaged around 120g carbs per day so I was much lower than I thought. This isn't a long term plan as I will increase my carbs once my exercise increases. But I still plan to keep the overall percentage as no more than 50% of my total calories come from carbs.
My calorie consumption usually aims for a 2-2.5 lbs loss per week so I know that pretty soon I'll float down to that kind of loss each week. Though I hope I still get a boost in this second week.
Plan for week two:
Pretty close to week one. My husband gets back into town (he was on an extended trip) which will help me with childcare issues so that I can get workouts in but it also means that cooking changes. I'm okay with just eating a black bean burger patty and egg whites for dinner - him, not so much.
We have used the Blue Apron meal service a few times and I've been looking at how to incorporate that into my diet plans. I like the service because it gives us interesting meals but when I plugged in the info I was floored by the nutritional data. One of our next meals has like 45 grams of fat in one serving. I might as well eat Chicken Crispers at Chilis for that kind of fat content. I can play with how I cook it. For instance this particular meal has mashed potatoes that are made with a whole lot of butter and heavy cream - so I can definitely lighten that and reduce the fat and calorie content. We'll see.
My exercise plan is to start a C2-10K program again. I'm still exploring what other things I'll want to do. I have easy access to a nice gym again so I can get group workouts and equipment. It's just a matter of finding something that I will keep doing on a regular basis.