Nipsad’s Blog

My diet and other interesting stuff.

I miss being full.

Portion size might not be the issue.  It’s that I enjoy being full or a different level of satisfaction.  Or time spent eating with lots of variety.  Yesterday I reduced my lunch portion and even though I felt satisfied after my meal, I thought something was missing.  Not sure if was time spend eating, lack of certain macros, or variety.  I shoot to be balanced by the end of the day.  32% Carbohydrates, 33% Fat, and 35% protein; but I meal plan with little fat because fat just creeps  into your diet when you are not looking.  I might need to add some healthy fats on the way to enhance that satisfaction feeling.  Lunch I like to eat turkey and vegetables.  I have this really simple food bar where I go and its fairly easy to weight out the food at the register.

Yesterday’s Lunch under 500 (carbs 15.3 grams, fats 2.2 grams, protein 66.6 grams)

175 Grams of Turkey Breast

225 Grams of Broccoli

This is an example where I left the fat out because turkey and broccoli have next to none.  I might try adding 2 teaspoons of olive oil going forward.

 

 

February 12, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Maintenance Slipping

I have been very aware of what I am eating, but weighing out all my food is getting a little tiresome.  Actually I don’t mind weighing my food, I mind that my portions are smaller that I want right now.  Success will be in the numbers though. I hit a low weight on December 18th, 2018 and have been struggling to get back on track.  I think quantity is my first troubled area.  Snacking it pretty close to tied for second.  What I found to be most helpful is to start eating later in the day to ensure that I have room to eat the portions I enjoy most.  The most motivating factor right now is that my clothes seem to fit real well.  In a perfect world, I would like to enjoy 500 calorie meals.  Breakfast is the easiest for me.  I have been making very creative egg white omelettes.  100 grams of spinach is a very common addition.  I also like to add goat cheese, salmon, turkey, and avocado.  Not all at the same time!

Today’s Breakfast (Under 500)- (Carbs 20.5, Fat 8.0, Protein 43.3)

160 Grams of Egg Whites

75 Grams of Smoked Salmon

25 Grams of Goat Cheese

39 Grams of Bread.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

February 11, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“the swiftest hours, as they flew,” – Shakespeare

Ten years later.  My focus with regards to diet is balance.  It feels to me that the word diet has a negative meaning as if it always means in terms of restriction of the quantity of food but that is not always true.  It can also define the way one eats.  My balance at this moment is not as clearly define as I would like, but I basically split may calories equally between fat, carbohydrates, and protein.  I focus on the macros of my food and it has been very educational where all my calories are derived.  It is funny how when I mentioned I had an egg white omelette on a call the other day with spinach and mozzarella the listener quickly thought it was odd to remove fat and then add it back in.  ” Doesn’t that go against the purpose to having an egg white omelette.”   The conversation didn’t continue because there were other on the call.  What I learned while focused on macros, I took control of my calories.  Three eggs with cheese has 15 grams more fat than egg whites with cheese.  That is 100 more calories.

February 9, 2019 Posted by | Daily Comments, Macros, Menu | Leave a comment