This post is going to be all about food. I know really interesting. Lol! Anyway... Okay so in case any of you are wondering how I am losing the weight, it all comes down to the food and servings I am eating. As I've said I seek counselling in reference to my food intake and issues. And I do this because of my past eating disorder. I need help getting into a routine that sticks. And I need to be accountable to someone other than myself. And JD well that doesn't work as I was with him when I had the eating disorder. I wouldn't stop for him either. So...this seems to work...so I am spending way too much money getting great advice and support. Worth every penny? Yes I think so.
Anyway onto my servings. I'm going to list my allowance of servings per day and 2 examples of portion sizes. Please do keep in mind that these are geared to my weight and my weight loss goals. They are different for different people. This is also geared to help me lose weight without working out, so by working out I am burning a little more than the average, however, I am also replacing fat with muscle which does weigh more. So here we go!
2 protein per day : 1 p = 2 eggs or 4 oz lean meats
2 starch per day : 1 s = 1/4 cup cooked white rice or 2 pieces of diet bread
2 fruit per day : 1 f = 1/2 a banana or 1 cup strawberries
3 veggies per day : 1 v = 1/2 cup carrots or 2 cups lettuce
1 dairy per day : 1 d = 1 oz of cheese or 2 yogurts
2 fats per day : 1 f = 1/2 oz of pine nuts or 1 tsp of butter
1 free exchange : One 100 calorie snack pouch or 4 oz of wine
And of course 2 litres of water a day.
It is very strict! I do admit I have some trouble with being as strict as I should be. And I know this is why I'm not losing it as fast as I would like. But again it's starting a new healthy habit, that does require a lot of extra work. So I'm giving myself a break and allowing a slip or two per week. I've been getting more and more strict as each week passes. It's dinner that is always the issue. Very healthy dinners that meet my remaining criteria for the days allowance are tricky. And keep in mind I have to feed a 2 1/2 year old and a 200+ lbs 6'2 man! But everything is a work in progress.
By November though my habits and consumption are going to change again as I enter into my year of training...more on that later though...Lol!
Okay so now some of my meals this week....
My pictures aren't the best but I'm only now starting to use my new phone as a camera...That's a whole other post! But anyway as you will see I've had too much red meat already this week so I will be having fish and chicken for the remainder. This week was not my best week so far, but seeing it laid out helps me see where I need tweaking.
|Oven Roasted Chicken with Crunchy Garlic Broccoli. What is not in the picture is the Kale Chips I made and ate while I fed the baby! Lol! Deeeeelicious!|
|Meat Loaf and Asparagus with Pine Nut Butter and Roasted Tomato Soup|
(My meat loaf always looks like a disaster, but it is SO good)
Favorite Meal by far. I gave this recipe of meatloaf to one of my friends and her husband asked for it twice this week! It's so good and loaded with veggies. So much so that one serving equals 1 protein and 1 veg. And I always find I lose 1 to 2 lbs after having this for dinner and lunch the next day. I'll post the recipe on my recipe page later this week.
|1/4 cup of Rolled Oats with a tiny amount of brown sugar|
My pre gym meal. I usually have this and drink one 8 oz of water before heading to the gym. Then I go to my weigh in. It fills me up and it's a starch my body has no problem breaking down.
|Steak (4oz) and 1 cup of Asparagus with Pine Nut Butter|
This was Monday night's dinner after JD being sick. And you know what. It helped me shed the extra pound I put on from eating out at the Food Poisoning Joint!
And as you can see in my pictures, my preference of veggies seems to be leaning to the green ones. This is really funny since I never would eat anything green until 2 years ago! Asparagus is my favorite though as it cleanses everything out. And broccoli, well it's just good! Kale I'm learning to enjoy. And yes I know tomato soup is usually a no no. Not this recipe. This recipe is like 100 calories for 1 1/2 cup. On the weight watchers points system it is a zero. I will also share this recipe on my page... Soon!
Okay well that's it for me tonight. If you have any meal ideas or good blogs, websites that you frequent for good healthy dinner ideas, please do share them with me. I love trying new recipes.
And trust me if you are looking for a great blog with healthy meals, pop over to Iowa Girls Eats! Everything I have ever made from her site has been delicious! I just can never seem to get my sauces as thick as everyone says they should be in their recipes, and I do not want to add corn starch. Argh! Oh well, I like au jus anyway! Lol!