Today I’d like to give you a glimpse into my boring, but effective, dietary life.
When I’m eating in a bit of a caloric deficit to lose body fat, the bane of my existence is eating small, insignificant meals throughout the day because I never get that satisfied feeling in my stomach. Oh sure, I have enough mental willpower to last for a day or two like this, but by day three I’m ready to eat Yogi, Boo Boo and all the goodies in their pick-i-nic basket.
In order to solve this problem, I simply have less overall meals but make them larger to the point where I actually kinda sorta feel full after eating. Some days I eat 2 meals, and on others I eat 3, but regardless of the meal breakdown, my only focus is hitting my macronutrient goals for the day with foods that make my soul smile.
Pic #1 (from the left)
1 glorious cinnabon
10 oz grilled chicken breast
16 oz 1% milk
80 g protein (whey/casein blend)
1/2 lb blueberries
1/2 lb strawberries
10 oz turkey burgers
10 oz chicken breast
6 oz salmon
1 magnificent cinnabon
15 oz rib eye steak
4 cups of green beans (I almost finished eating them before I realized that I forgot to take the picture)
Not shown in the pictures: Fish oil, multi-vitamin and Vitamin D capsules.
Do you notice a trend developing here? A variety of protein, fruit and vegetable sources that I enjoy eating. I actually love fat a helluva lot more than I enjoy carbs, and since I was trying to control my intake I scaled back the carbs in sake of more fat in my meals.
And now, for your viewing pleasure. Check back tomorrow for a user friendly guide I’ve put together on counting calories and how you can make it work for you.
Photo Credit: id-iom