Monday, 29 February 2016

Day 1 ..

Snacking can make or break a diet plan. By writing down the foods you are eating can help you keep on track, you can also go back and see where you have made your gains or losses. 

I picked up Diet Doodle Diary by accident whilst shopping yesterday, I was drawn in by the front cover, once I had a look inside I was sold , and a steel at only £3 .. 

So today was Day 1 of my Meal Tracking .. 

Here are my meals : 

Breakfast : Hot Oats / Coconut Milk / Banana / Chia Seeds with Glass of Lemon water 

Pre-Work : 3 Scrambled Eggs (1 whole 2 Egg whites) / 3 Turkey Breast Slices 

12pm : Protein Shake & Pear 

Lunch : 5oz Chicken Breast / 5oz Sweet Potato / Broccoli (sweet chilli dipping sauce) 

Snack : Apple 

Dinner : 1/2 cup Basmati Rice / Steak Kebabs 4oz / Mix Bell Peppers  

Workout : Leg Day - different variations of squats 

Snack : Angel Delight 1/2 serving made with semi-skimmed milk ..

My starting weight is 68.1 Kg 

My Total Calories per day is 1, 790  I am using My Fitness Pal to help me track my calories ..

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fitness Journey Part 2

I am ready to start the next phase of my fitness journey. I thought it would be fun to use my blog to document my meals, my workouts, well-being ect .. 

Preparation is key, especially when you are wanting to eat clean .. food I have learnt has been the hardest part of my fitness journey , I have a sweet tooth and my metabolism is quite fast. So it is really important for me to have an idea of my foods a couple of days in advance.  

Having a good balance of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats is super important , depending on your body goal (more on this later) .

Top Tips for Meal Prep .. 

1) Have an idea of the foods you are going to prepare for the next couple of days, make sure to include fresh vegetables and fruit .. Replace Carbonated drinks for water or fruit infused water.

2) Containers .. Look for containers that are freezer/microwave safe and BPA free.. I recently bought these. You may also need a kitchen scale to weigh out your portion sizes too.

3) Time ... Set aside at least an hour to cook and prepare your meals. I usually marinate my meats in the morning so they are already to be cooked later that day. 

4) Experiment ..  Eating the same foods week in week out can get boring ... don't be scared to switch things up ..  

Tomorrow i will share my body weight, measurements, food intake and workout plan .. 

Do you have any Meal Prep tips ???