|04-23-2009, 11:54 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cashmere, WA
WOE: Eat fat, get thin
Interested in plan
I'm new here, I did atkins waaaay back and lost a good amount of weight (started at 230ish, down to eventually 160ish) I fiddled around with weight watchers and paleo eating and lost down to my lowest point of 135. I was very happy there (5'5", moderately active female 30 years old) anyways, I gained up to 150 over the winter and am now trying to take it off. I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things and thought this sounded good. Day 2 down, I like that I wouldn't have to go so drastic as atkins induction with this WOE and it sounds like I would be able to eat very similar to paleo which I liked for it's natural approach (although I like whole milk natural dairy). I have attempted to stay pretty paleo while cutting out all fruit except for berries for the time being. Still eating carrots, occasional bell peppers and tomatoes with all my green veggies. Thought I would post what I ate today and let you people with experience say where I'm going wrong and what is right!
1/2 avocado (was in a hurry, usually do an egg with salsa)
1/2 cup homemade caprese salad (1/4 cup tomatoes, 1/4 cup marinated whole milk mozzarella cheese, fresh bazil and drizzled with 1 tsp olive oil)
1 tsp peanut butter
3 slices smoked ham sandwich meat with 1 tbsp cream cheese and pickled asparagus (no carbs in the sandwich meat)
Dinner: 1 cup homemade creamy chicken soup (chicken broth base with diced chicken, carrots, celery, green onion, parsley, garlic sauteed in butter with heavy cream in broth-only 1/2 cup heavy cream in entire batch which made probably 8 1 cup servings, also 2 tbsp butter in entire batch)
after karate workout:
wendy's chicken caesar salad with 1/2 amount of caesar dressing, no croutons (just grilled chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato, 1/2 dressing packet)
2 oz 72% dark chocolate spread throughout day (I have a chocolate weakness, and I dont do artificial sweetener so I stick with dark varieties with good fiber content and not a lot of sugar)
I tried to type this into ****** which was hard because I didnt know breakdowns for my homemade soup, or asparagus rolls but I got 60% fat, 24% protein and 17% carbs and about 1200 calories total (I think it was a bit more than that but I could be wrong) Am I a little heavy on the protein? Need to boost the fat? I also got in 1 hour of a killer workout at karate (think lots of push ups, crunches, kicks and punch/block combos) and 45 minutes of moderate walking with the dog and my 5 year old earlier in the day Should I try for a few more protein/carbs on high workout days and limit on low workout days? I usually do a 4 mile jog on days that I don't do karate but some days I only do a 2 mile leisurely walk. I'm wanting to get back down to 135. Thanks for your help!
|04-24-2009, 08:47 PM||#2|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jun 2002
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
I think this looked like a good menu to me. Did you get at least 50-60-70 grams of protein in?
I have had a similar problem gaining some weight back after getting down pretty low for me..128. I don't know if my body really didn't like being so thinnish and felt better at a higher weight or not.
When you did WWers, you probably lost some muscle at the same time, so when you started eating a bit more, your body gained weight because your metabolism was lowered.
Gosh, all that exercising, too...You might need more protein and more fat for sure, now that I have re-read your post.
Aim for about 80 grams of protein and see where that takes you. Don't sweat the amount of fat as long as you aren't way overdosing..
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