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!


  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.

  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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