Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daily Tally

black coffee
2 free range eggs over easy
2 turkey sausage patties
peach protein smoothie

0.4 ounces macadamia nuts
1 cup fresh strawberries
16 oz latte (1% milk + espresso + ice)

Power Crunch protein bar (these are sooo good but do contain wheat flour/10g carbs. Not buying any more after the ones I have are gone)

1/2 of an avocado
1/4 c fresh salsa
2 Tbsp sour cream
3 stalks of celery

Totals for today so far: 1131 calories, 77 g carbs, 66 g protein, 62 g fat

I was going to have some leftover pulled pork with dinner, but I was so satisfied that I didn't want anything else. If I get hungry I will have a bit of protein (meat or cheese).

Walked about a mile today. I am slowly working back up to longer distances.

I am checking out the tips, websites, videos, etc many of you left me on my last post regarding the Whole 30. I am also trying to get my hands on a copy of It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways so I can read more about the details of this way of eating. Thanks so much for all the info!


Karin said...

I really hope you get it. I'm reading it now and I love it. I'm feeling reinvigorated! I did my first whole 30 in 2009 and it's changed my life and relationship with food so much.

Diana said...

Okay, you just convinced me. I just downloaded the book you referenced here to my Kindle. Can't wait to get started because I feel and look awful. Definitely need something new to get kick started.

CatherineMarie said...

Lyn, Don't go too low on your calories!

Cathie said...

Yay for YOU!!! Great day! And see how good you felt! The Whole 30 - I'm gonna check that out - sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

"1131 calories, 77 g carbs, 66 g protein, 62 g fat" - This is not sustainable long term and is awfully low to sustain your energy for keeping alive and functioning. I would not be able to keep up with the demands of life on this.

It's good that you're walking and hopefully you can incorporate an exercise routine into your plan.

Lyn said...

I find it interesting that when I eat 1600 calories, people tell me it is too high. when I eat 1200, they tell me it is too low.

Personally I think having a 1600 calorie day here and a 1200 calorie day there balances out. Our bodies are versatile. Calorie cycling can be a good thing; the calories average out in the end.

Anonymous said...

I did whole 30, and it changed my appetite completely- I don't follow it anymore (am 9 months pregnant and wasn't interested in keeping up with that) , but I find that it retuned my body. No more cravings or over eating. It's like it set a reset button. Highly recommend, even if it's just for a month like I did- then I added back in beans an dairy, but tried to leave out sugar and gluten.

Andra said...

I downloaded The Whole 30 book on my Nook yesterday, I'm going to start reading it this afternoon.

To the person who said this program doesn't include weighing and measuring and is unlimited meats and fats was incorrect. There is a nice chart on the website to gauge meal sizes, 1-2 palm sizes of protein, 1-2 thumb size portions of fat and then fill the plate with veggies. Sounds really balanced to me.

Also, Lyn, who cares what people say about your calorie count. You and your body will have to figure out what is best for you and your body. Seriously!

Anonymous said...

I read about a new study today from the Journal of the American Medical Association I thought you might be interested in. I thought it was particularly interesting that the low carb diet increased stress hormones and inflammation the most out of the diets studied, raising the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The first part of the article:

Cutting-edge research from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that the type of diet you eat may affect your metabolism, a finding that has important implications for weight maintenance. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, the study looked at three popular diets (low-carb, low-glycemic, and low-fat) to see which combination of fat, carbs, and protein was the best for people trying to maintain a previous weight loss.

Kent Gilbert / AP file

Low-glycemic carbs like beans, lentils, and non-starchy vegetables take a long time for the body to absorb and appear to be more effective at satisfying hunger.

Because decreases in metabolism can contribute to weight regain, the researchers aimed to see which eating plan worked best with the body’s internal mechanisms to rev up dieters’ calorie burn and help them keep the weight off.

The low-glycemic diet emerged as the top-performing plan, giving people a significant metabolic boost without causing undesirable side effects. Participants burned approximately 125 more calories per day while following the low-glycemic plan compared to when eating a low-fat diet. While the low-carb diet had an even better effect on metabolism than the low-glycemic plan, the low-carb diet also produced the highest levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) and CRP (a marker of inflammation). These factors may raise the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

The low-glycemic diet offered a happy medium. It helped stabilize blood sugar and metabolism, and also had a beneficial impact on inflammation, stress hormones, and other heart-health markers.

Anonymous said...

1600 calories/day is also too low, in my opinion for someone your weight. Not trying to be rude, but you're pretty much restricting yourself to survival calories.

1200 is below starvation. I guess if you weigh 105 lbs, it might be fine, but again, a heavier person needs more calories with which you can still create a calorie deficit. Just saying.

If you're doing a short term crash diet, then by all means this will work. You'll lose couple of pounds in two weeks.

If you're changing your lifestyle to "eat like this forever" then I'm afraid you're setting yourself up for failure. Because I can't imagine a person living on 1600 cal/day forever. If you started walking, you might start getting really fatigued from the energy demand that is not supplied by food intake.