So I decided to go a bit low-carb.
Okay, here me out; and NO I am not doing Keto.I’m doing a low-carb, higher fat diet with about 10% of overall macros coming from carbs. I started going back through myfitnesspal (in comparison to my workouts) and noticed a trend:
The days I ate bout 75-90g of fat per day, I felt and performed better. Y’all might remember I used to start my day with a spoonful of fat? I’ve missed it and my stomach always felt better when I started my day that way.
Like I mentioned last week, I’ve been chewing WAY too much gum (hello, bloating) and just eating random things for no reason.
I’ll cut the crust off of my oldest’s sandwich and just eat it.
I’ll get my kiddos Wendy’s and eat the burnt fries (well because they are delicious obviously).
I’ll finish my youngest cookies if she doesn’t eat them all.
It’s just so mindless.
Over the course of the day, it adds up to unnecessary calories being eaten (sometimes even 200-300 extra). I want to focus on being more aware of what I am eating and listening to my hunger cues. You know “intuitive eating.“
I won’t share my exact macros, but just know that I am trying to stay under 50g for my net carbs and my goal is to get up to 130g of protein each day for the level of activity I do (aka lots of Crossfit).
Here’s a current look at my eats like on a low-GI, low-carb and higher fat “diet.”
First up?Coffee, of course.
Pre-Breakfast: Yep, a spoonful of fat (about 2 Tbsps)!I always go with Teddie’s All Natural Super Chunky Peanut Butter.
Breakfast: Oats + Egg Whites.I wasn’t ready to give up my oats, so this is what it looks like:
- 8 Tbsp Liquid Egg Whites
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 3 Tbsp Flax & Chia Blend
- 2 Tbsp Rolled Oats
I let it sit overnight and cook in the microwave it as I did when it was just oats and egg whites. After, I’ll top with fruit, extra almond milk and some pumpkin seeds.
Post workout: FitAid Zero for recovery.Lunch: “Nacho Plate”Lean ground turkey (cooked in a bit of olive oil & Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb), salsa, cherry tomatoes, organic cheddar cheese arugula and Siete tortilla chips.
I’ll usually go with a S’mores Quest bar but if I want something LESS chocolate-y, I’ll go with this DANG bar. It’s freakin’ delicious!
Oh, plus some coffee.
Pre-Dinner Snack:I’ll usually go with some mixed nuts and Babybel cheese.
Even though I am lactose intolerant, I found that this cheese doesn’t bother my stomach (as well as any organic cheeses).
Dinner: I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s a repeat of lunch or I’ll do a [low net carb] wrap with 1 egg, 3 egg whites, avocado, arugula and a bit of taboule or cherry tomatoes if I have.
My sweet tooth has gone down tremendously; to the point that I barely need sugar in my coffee. If I am craving something “sweet,” I’ll make some coffee.I’m pretty surprised that this “diet” has been quiet easy to stick to.
My goal is to be under 50 net carbs for my day (10% of my overall macros). I will say, the first two days were the hardest but after that I barely craved any “carbs” like cookies, donuts, pizza and such. But I will have it if I’m craving them as I am not being too strict.
There you have it y’all!
My current eats.
What are some of YOUR current favorite eats?
Disclaimer: PLEASE consult your primary care physician before beginning any nutrition plan. I am using my knowledge as a health coach, personal trainer and information from my doctor to consume this “diet” plan.