It feels like I write this every other post but really, my diet has been all over the place again. I failed to meal prep last week and I ate a ton of candy. I've been logging most of my food in My Fitness Pal but I end up stopping halfway through the day because I know that it's going to be over.
Today was a good day even though I had some treats, I'm still at a calorie deficit. I had two of those monster cookie bars and a survival cookie along with a few gummies at work. Anyway, after a messy week I wanted to be prepared for this week so I did some grocery shopping and planned out my meals. My cousin also asked why my protein goal was so high in MFP so I told her that's what iifym.com determined it should be. So I'm back to 40% carbs and fat, and 20% protein.
The fitness industry presses upon us that protein is the most important macro but carbs are your bodies main source of energy. They're not the enemy. If you want to lose weight your ultimate goal should be limiting overall calories. I'm not a big meat eater so it really makes more sense for me to eat higher carbs. After eating 'low carb' I'm actually having a hard time getting nutrient dense carbs back into my diet.
Breakfast was two PC Blue Menu pancakes topped with syrup (I'm still trying to use the stuff that's been in my fridge for a while but I also use low sugar jam and I just bought a low calorie syrup) and a whole egg and 1/3 cup egg whites. Nutritional info: 43g carbs, 6g fat, 21g protein, total calories 391. (this is with 1.5 tablespoons of syrup)
First snack was a chicken sandwich. I had lunch meat left from camping that I had frozen so I wanted to use it up. This bread is from the Superstore bakery and it's to DIE FOR. Nutritional info: 25g carbs, 10g fat, 21g protein, total calories 270. Not pictured and not included in the nutritional info was a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese I had with this.
Lunch was a black bean burger and coleslaw with tomato and olive oil and vinegar dressing. Nutritional info: 33g carbs, 12g fat, 19g protein, total calories 282.
Dinner was a chicken quesadilla with guacamole and salsa, and fresh garden cukes. Nutritional info: 36g carbs, 21g fat, 36g protein, total calories 477. (I also had some carrots and hummus while making this which is not included in the nutritional info listed)
My total intake of calories from all this food is 1670 calories and I've had around 300 calories from 'fun' foods. I could have done without it but hey, you only live once and monster cookie bars are kind of irresistible. I can't wait until they're gone tomorrow haha.