Morning! I woke up this morning feeling pretty good, but definitely a little hungry. As stated in my last post, I will be upping my intakes a little bit today, to try and get closer to 1800 calories. The last time I did a bodyfat analysis on myself, my BMR (basal metabolic rate, the amount of calories I burn just being alive) was estimated to be 2575 calories. So yesterday I was at a 1000 calorie deficit, and this is without factoring calories burned during my workout.
This is pretty interesting because honestly, I wasn’t feeling hungry through out the day yesterday. I credit this to the high fiber and bulk in my diet. This is probably the best way for someone to successfully lose weight. By eating foods that are HIGH in volume but LOW in calories, you will fill your stomach up faster, without filling out.
At the rate I’m at right now, I very well may lose 2 pounds by the end of the week. For me, this might temporarily put a little damper on my workout intensity, but for the “average American” this might prove to be quite helpful. It has been shown that even losing just 10 pounds can significantly improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels in an overweight or obese person.
Okay, so my breakfasts will be pretty standard all week so I will skip the prep pics. I changed it up a bit today and went with 1 cup mixed peppers/onion (previously chopped and frozen) 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup dry oats and 1/2 banana. (4 cups water upon waking and with breakfast as well)
Prep time: 6 minutes
Carbs: 64 grams
Fat: 13 grams
Protein: 34 grams
Quite the increase in calories, mostly from the addition of another whole egg (fats) and an extra 1/4 cup of oats from yesterday.