Of course I incorporated a new fitness routine that I can share more about if you are interested. But, 2.5 lbs just from eating whatever I want so long as it fits into a 25/50/25 ratio of fats/carbs/protein (specific to my needs only - not everyone will have the same ratio). The nice thing about flexible eating is that you don't need to be obsessive with meeting your daily ratio. The goal is to get close to those numbers in a weeks time. The down side, you have to measure or weigh EVERYTHING. Any recommendations on a food scale?
This brings me to this week's
Each morning starts out with a latte. I mean, a day without coffee is something something....
0 F / 6 C / 4.5 P
And now the main event - all. the. breakfast. foods. When I started counting macros last week, I didn't realize how little protein I ate. This is where protein shakes come into play. My favorite protein shake is a chai smoothie (recipe found here) topped with a little extra cinnamon. I had this alongside a half grapefruit and Frosted Flakes.
2.5 F / 30.5 C / 35 P
Can we talk about produce for a second? I am loving that pears, plums, peaches, strawberries, and raspberries are all coming into season. Did you know that fruit has a lot of carbs? Again, this is something I didn't know until I started counting my macros. So my first snack of the day consisted of a perfectly ripe pear and hardboiled egg.
5.5 F / 28 C / 7 P
Lunch was a delicious sloppy joe atop a sweet potato and I added some chickpeas. #bloggerfail for not taking a photo. I used a similar recipe to this one and I love how easy it is to make!
9.5 F / 31 C / 27 P
The eggs from my first snack really did a number on my stomach. Am I the only one with a sensitivity to eggs (latex-fruit syndrome)? I made myself some tasty mint ginger tea and paired it with toasted pine nuts hummus and flatbread crackers.
7 F / 24.5 C / 3 P
I can't get enough bun-less turkey burgers in my life. Probably because I get to call them bun-less. But these topped with my famous In-n-Out's sauce and paired with sweet potato fries is pure perfection.
35.5 F / 23.5 C / 22 P
Let's not forget about dessert. If you have been following the past couple of weeks, I never, ever leave behind dessert. I not only ate one, but two pieces of rice krispies treats. They are the easiest thing to make and I almost always have the ingredients. Plus, not having to turn the oven on makes me pretty happy.
5 F / 47 C / 1.5 P
So let me total this up for you - 65 F / 190.5 C / 100 P
Not exactly to my goal and way over on the fats, but I'm still learning. Life is all about learning, right?
Do you follow IIFYM? What are you eating this week?