| Talbott0330 wrote:|
are beautiful WQ! Speechless. All I can say is congratulations. You are living
you for sharing this and for giving every woman on here a heavy dose of
would like to ask you one question if I may…
you mind elaborating on your diet?
know you said you eat clean. What is your daily caloric intake? Does it change?
luck on your competition!
Thank you so much!! I try and get the message (to women) that you actually need to FEED your body when trying to lose fat. It might seem weird, but it's very true. I eat a lot (IMO) however I eat healthy and I also eat in a way that I am always satisfied
I eat between 1600 -2000 per day. I get in roughly 5 meals a day. This is Monday-Friday. On the weekends, my schedule is different and I eat fewer meals (roughly 3). For a while I was eating around my maintanence cal intake (2100 cals/day). I wasn't losing but my body kept changing. I'm back at eating at a defict which is about 1800 cals/day.
I try and eat a big chunk of my calories in during the day. It helps with my hunger at night, plus I don't like going to bed feeling really FULL
I am also adamant about tracking my food intake, I use myfitnesspal.com to track (username kmp411). Also, I weigh my food. Cups and spoons are okay, but to be accurate on what I put in my body I weigh it. It might seem like a hassle, but it is actually very easy and becomes a habit when I’m in my kitchen preparing meals.
My diet staples:
Whey protein - I use
this to make sure I meet my protein needs for the day. I can only eat so much
chicken LOL :)
Low fat cheese’s (white
cheese is typically lower in cals, then yellow cheese)
Extra virgin coconut
oil/extra virgin olive oil
Greek yogurt (plain)
Pretty much all veggies
minus potatoes, corn.... I limit these (except sweet potato)
Lean meats - chicken,
seafood and turkey. I eat pork sometimes. I'm not really a beef person, but I
will eat on occasion (lean)
Almond milk/Coconut milk
– I love this. I don't like cow’s milk, and it's only 30-45 cal per cup. I use this
in my protein shakes
Variety of Fruit (Fresh
Spaghetti Squash ---
LOVE this! It is an excellent substitute for rice and pasta. I eat this a lot.
It’s only 40-50 cals per cup
Water - I drink a lot
per day...at a min, 100oz
As far as beverages, I
eliminate ALL sugary drinks (pop, juice).
I drink crystal light on occasion and I will have a diet pop also (maybe
once a month) I drink mostly water.
Whole grains - bagels,
wraps(Flat-out is my preferred brand, 100 cals/serving) light breads
Steel cut oatmeal
Whole grain pasta
Peanut butter (I buy
this in serving size packets. Jars are
not allowed in my house!! I have a weakness for PB)
ETA: I also use light salad dressing's. Bolthouse is my fav!
Edited by weavequeen83 - Jan 27 2013 at 11:09pm