Hello hello hello,
Back again with another Health & Wellness Challenge update!! Can’t believe its week 10 already. That means I’m a quarter of the way through! This week you won’t be getting a picture of me. I figure, if you have joined me in the lifestyle change, the calories I intake and foods I eat, would be more useful knowledge. I know you’ll miss my man boobs but don’t be too upset.
The Diet I’m on is something I made up based on foods that I can deal with on a regular basis. Foods I wouldn’t get tired of.
Diet is based on 1600 calories. The expected result is 2-3lb loss per week.
The energy I expend on cardio is used to offset my caloric intake. This is a conservative but accurate estimate. The reason I do not include strength training is because it is to difficult for me to measure.
40min jog on treadmill @ 6mph (10 min mile)- 797 calories burned
20min Eliptical @ 6mph- 329 calories burned
This is my normal cardio workout, done at the end of my strength training.
Variations may include 30min run with 30min elliptical, but always a solid hour of cardio.
My breakfast is normally, about a cup to 1-1/2 cups of Muesli. I eat it with about a cup of whole milk.
Occasionally I’ll have a banana and a protein shake with 8-10oz of organic soy milk.
Calorie break down: 374 total – 484 w/ protein drink
Muesli (contains nuts and dried fruits)- 219
1/2 cup Whole Milk- 75
(Protein Drink- 110)
My lunch is very basic. You might even call it bland. However, its what I like and If I’m really feeling wild & crazy, I‘ll bake some chicken thighs and maybe even use a dressing like balsamic vinegarette. I eat about 30g of mixed mesclun salad with a can (185g) of yellow fin tuna. For a dressing I use either 2 or 3 tblsp’s of vinegar or I’ll squeeze half a medium sized lime with a small pinch of salt and pepper.
Calorie break down: 386 total – 496 w/ Protein drink
Mixed green salad with Balsamic vinegarette- 280
Yellow fin Tuna- 106
Dinner is a mix of different meats. I like to keep it simple. I usually focus on the protein to fill me up and use a vegetable or two so the plate doesn’t look so baron.
Tonight we are eating baked Salmon (150g serving) and (2 cup serving) Broccoli.
Calorie break down: 270 – 380 w/ Protein drink
Baked Salmon- 210
Steamed Broccoli- 60
I usually don’t snack during the day. I tend to snack in the few hours after dinner as we watch TV and prepare for bed. I don’t snack every day because 1) Its a hassle going to Cosco to buy Craisins and 2) its a hassle to go to Aldi and buy Cashews. So I make it last. Those are my two normal snacks 1/3 cup (40g) Craisins, and 1/4 cup sea salted Cashews. My usual substitutions are sliced peaches and pistachios.
Calorie break down: 312
If you read this far down, good job. If you skimmed to get to the results, you stink.
Body Composition Summary- Courtesy Genesis Fitness
Height:177 I didn’t get taller 😦
Weight: 242 lbs thats right bitches, 2 4 2 p o u n d s
BMI: 35.3 I went down 2.4 pts
Fat mass- 90.17 lbs
Fat free mass- 151.83 lbs
% body fat- 37%
42 more pounds to go. See you guys in two weeks.
And as always, let me hear about your personal gains and losses.
I am interested in hearing any insight you guys may have.
I am open to any advice and ready to offer my own if needed.