Friday, July 30, 2010

It's Not Tomorrow Til You Go to Sleep & Wake Up Again

At least that's the way I see it. So without further ado, let's talk nutrition. 


Dave is one of at least 5 Davids I know. This particular David was a fat kid. Now he's a fit man. For whatever reason (we all have our own) something clicked and he started working out and eating more healthily. Now he's got muscles aplenty. 


I've always been a tall, strong tomboy/athletic type. If you look at a comic book heroine (like Storm, Rogue, or Wonder Woman), that is my goal figure-- only a little softer. I don't want to be too hard and muscley. 


So anyway, Dave's advice to me has been to have a protein shake for breakfast. This is a meal replacement for breakfast only. Carbs are to be cut by at least half and I'm to have at 1200 - 1800 calories per day. I've combined his advice with info I've gotten from when I was in Weight Watchers at Work (3yrs ago). Diets aren't temporary things we use t lose weight. They are the way we eat always. I want a high protein & fiber, low carb & sugar diet. 


What sucks is that the foods I like are all super carby. Otherwise, my diet is pretty good. I eat my veggers. I get protein. I could stand to have more fiber and less carbs. But I love sushi (maki especially) and pasta. I've cute pasta down to twice a month, but sushi? Nope. Can't do it. Dave recommended I say yes to a cheat meal once per week to keep my sanity. This way I won't fall off the wagon and binge on ice cream and maki. Sounds like a plan to me. 


Today I had Muscle Milk Light (lactose and sugar-free, 20g of protein) for breakfast. I had a banana for snack and a chicken ceasar wrap for lunch. For dinner, I went out with my friend Jamie to Cosi. In Philly, all eateries have to put nutritional info on the menus. I had a chicken pesto sandwich (comes with mozz & sun-dried tomatoes) with a side salad and a mocha freeze with added protein powder. The mocha freeze wasn't a good idea but I'm sure I've only consumed 1500 - 1800 calories today. 


Couple that with Jamie and I walking all over center city and I say that's Great Success!

5 comments:

  1. Have they talked to you about portion control? I know that if I eat the correct portions I'll lose weight. That and Since I have more knowledge of what's going into my body, I'm more confident of burning it off.

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  2. Yep. But that's mostly common sense. Clearly 4oz of grilled chicken better than having, say, 8oz (in terms of calories especially).

    My problem isn't really diet, it's lack of intense cardio. I don't have a fast metabolism, so I've bee trying to keep my muscle in check by way of push-ups and pilates in general. I belly dance, but intense cardio for me is 45min on the elliptical machine before weight/resistance training.

    Simply put - I need to be in the gym.

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