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Saturday, 24 November 2007

How to eat like a goddess and still lose fat

Because you all (well just one person) asked what I eat, here is a boring rundown.

I cycle my calories like this
Sun | Mon | Tues 1200 calories
Wed 1500 calories
Thu | Fri 1200 calories
Sat 1700 calories (supposedly but I don't really track very well on free day)

The plan is to eat 5 small meals a day at 8am | 11am | 2pm | 5pm | 8pm.

The only problem with this on the surface is that dinner has to be rather smaller than normal. I must say that after eating all day you are not that hungry anyway.

I try to stay reasonably low fat and have equal amounts of protein and carbs. For my last meal, I "spend" most of my calories on protein and don't have any starchy carbs, just veges or salad.

Here is my list to choose from based on a 1200 day. Each meal is around 240 calories. On the 1500 calorie day I just have a couple of things that are higher calories (like a whole egg instead of egg white) or pasta/rice for dinner.

1/4 cup rolled oats, 3 egg whites, 3 tbsp cottage cheese (pancake) (213)
2 wholemeal bread, 1 slice low fat cheese (toasted cheese sandwich) (220)
185g tin tuna in sprinwater on 5 kavli bread (224)
30g protein powder and 250ml skim milk (205)
150g chicken breast (236)
200g grilled barramundi/fish (200)
1 banana, 1 tbsp low fat peanut butter (205)
1 low fat yoghurt, 45g All-Bran (232)
Protein FX caramel fudge bar (246)
Well Naturally chocolate bar (208)
Wallaby low carb yogurt bar (191)
1/2 cup brown rice, 100g ham (227)
2 wholemeal bread, 3 egg whites, 2 tbsp cottage cheese (french toast) (247)
24 almonds and small apple (222)
150g potato, 1 tbsp cottage cheese, 100g ham (242)
1 cup seafood salad, 50g chicken (239)
All-Bran Cinnamon Sultana baked bar and 1 tbsp low fat peanut butter (261)

It's kind of like a game. Some things are higher in carbs and lower in protein so I try to eat them for meals 1, 2 and 3 and balance those meals out with higher protein ones later in the day.

In case you are worried about the veges, I don't count them (so I don't list them). I have spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, carrot, beetroot etc. all day long. I dress my salads with balsamic vinegar. I only count potatoes and sweet potatoes.

If you have any other suggestions for 240 calorie meals please let me know.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for that Katie.... I will copy it all down and IMPLEMENT it .... starting tomorrow! Got chicken in the oven for this evening.

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  2. UMMMM... who is stalking who here?????? So funny!

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  3. Thanks katie! I know you think it's boring to list but it's actually very helpful and inspiring.

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  4. Thanks for that, I was gonna be rude and ask that this morning:)
    I think if I can get this whole Carb/Protien/Calorie thing worked out I will see a difference also???

    Well done:)

    Emx

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  5. we are diet sisters. i eat very similar things, though i am fanatical about those little tins of flavoured tuna with salad and rice for a meal.

    i call it snappy tom salad...geddit? tuna - snappy tom - cat - haaaaaaaaaar. so funny.

    :o)

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