Late last week I talked to a friend of mine who is a bodybuilder about my weight loss and the plateau I’ve faced over the past 2 years. My friend challenged me to track my eats through My Fitness Pal for a few days, that way he could look over my calorie, protein, carb, and fat intake.
Knowing that he’d be reviewing my eats made me think a LOT about what I was actually eating and how much I was eating. Knowing that he’d be looking over my food intake put me on edge a little because it made me more aware of the areas I needed to improve upon.
One of the biggest things I noticed is that I was eating way too little between 7AM and 6PM, which way too often lead me to overeat from 6PM-10PM. I’d be so hungry after work that I’d eat something while dinner was cooking.
With this realization, I’ve decided to make a few changes. One of the first big changes I’m making is to eat more during the day and to eat a much lighter dinner. My hope is that this will leave me feeling more fulfilled during the day and will leave me feeling satisfied at the end of the day. Here are my eats from yesterday on this new plan after flipping my diet around.
Breakfast – 2 slices of Ezekiel Flax bread, 3 egg whites, 1 slice of 2% Kraft cheese, 1 cup of coffee, and 3 tbsp of vanilla latte creamer — 9PP
Lunch – Flatout wrap, 1/2 cup of cheeseburger filling, lettuce, tomato, diet root beer, and Adora vitamin — 10PP
Cheeseburger wrap, inspired by Skinny Mom’s Kitchen.
- 1 pound ground beef (I used 90/10)
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
- 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Brown ground beef, adding the remaining ingredients after the meat is cooked through. 6PP for 1/2 cup.
Snacks – Yoplait yogurt, orange, protein bar — 9PP
Dinner – Butter lettuce, 4 oz chicken breast, and 3 tbsp of Ken’s light honey mustard dressing — 8PP
Dessert – 1 piece of Extra Lemon Square bar
I felt great at the end of the day yesterday. I closed out the day consuming 35 out of 37 points and completed 2 hours of football practice. Consistency is key, so I’m working hard to transition to this new plan this week.