Weigh-in Week #6
Weigh-in Week #6
This week really was successful. Things I did:
1) *Most* days at daily points (23) or just under
2) I say *most* because Saturday and Sunday were a bit more “free” – I still logged everything to my best ability and used *most* of my weekly extras (35 points) in the weekend (including 1 beer and 1 glass of wine).
3) I definitely had a lot of exercise points from walking, running, RPM and Bodypump
4) Ate quite a lot of veg and a bit of fruit.
Things I didn’t do:
1) To be honest I did NOT eat a lot of carbs at all. Very minimal. And I feel pretty ok. I’m not dying of starvation (how I sometimes feel during this process). Protein is making me feel fuller, longer. I can’t believe it; normally this happens to everyone but me! (like “oatmeal fills me up! I’m not hungry the whole morning!” – that NEVER happens to me)
I really did not expect a result like this! And to be frank, I find it a LOT in one go; 1.6KG = 3.5lbs ! Now that I’m training again, I need to definitely take in enough carbs to have the glucose that my body will need for running.
My plan this week is to try to replicate the same, but check out different carb options that will help me fuel but not “cost” me too many points.
QOTD: do you eat carbs (bread, pasta, rice) daily or only on training days? What’s your favorite type of “real food” fuel you take in for training (not that bars, etc., are not real food, but hopefully you know what I mean).?
I definitely tailor my eating to my workout load for the day. When I have a killer weight lifting session, I tend to hit up more protein packed and carb options. I aim for real food every day and don’t purposely limit one macro or another. I do find that mixing in two egg whites into my oatmeal DOES keep me full all morning but it really depends!
i used to drop a whole egg in my oatmeal and found it did last a little bit longer than without! And I’m not intent on limiting macros, more like trying to shift the weight and then find the right carbs and the right time to fuel my runs.
I probably have carbs everyday in some form or another. I just cannot let them go LOL Excellent job with your weigh-in results!!
Thank you Kim! I won’t let go of carbs completely, no way!
I eat carbs all the time. They’re the body’s preferred energy source!
I do get carbs in by way of veg! but I know it won’t be enough to fuel my training!
Hooray! Looks like you are moving in the right direction. I don’t shy away from carbs, but I think the key is to make sure they’re high quality carbs. I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older, I need to eat more protein too. It’s really all about the right balance.
thanks Wendy! Yes! I’m really looking for the balance now!
Great job! I am a carbaholic so I’m trying to cut them where I can from my diet but it’s so hard!
Thanks Kim! It is hard!
I adore carbs, haha. (Potatoes especially! *-*) Yay for your weigh-in results!
Thanks Farrah! I know, right? I don’t know many people who don’t adore carbs! haha!
Definitely carbs. I try to keep them in rice and potatoes, but I really don’t measure or monitor it too closely.
I’m going to look into potatoes a bit. I rarely eat potatoes!
I definitely eat carbs and I feel that they are an important part of a healthy diet. I do try to eat healthier carbs like whole grains and beans rather than sugar and white carbs. Sounds like you are really making great progress!
While I enjoy bread occasionally, my carbs come mostly in the form of oats, brown rice, dark chocolate covered rice cakes, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes — yes, they are not the devil!, and startchier veggies like butternut squash.
Although I still go to WW meetings, I’ve switched over to using Myfitnesspal so I can track macros.
I do think protein is important too, but all the macronutrients are important!
3.5 lbs is amazing. I’ve never lost that much in one week — not even when I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled! I swear I have the lousiest metabolism.