Sunday, 15 January 2017

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight


I'd like to say since losing 50lbs almost 6 years ago now, my weight has stayed exactly the same and weight loss hasn't crossed my mind since but that's just not realistic. We live in a society where it's almost impossible NOT to gain weight.


My job requires me to sit at a computer for hours on end so my life can get pretty sedentary. When I am out and about for my job it usually includes a meeting in a restaurant with yummy (free) food and the most exotic cocktails I've ever heard of. THE TEMPTATION IS REAL. Oh and not to mention my hypothyroidism but that's a story for another day. 

Basically, every few months I make a mental note to shed the extra 5 or so pounds I've managed to unknowingly pile on as that extra 5 pounds can be the difference between hitting my personal best time on a 6 mile run or crawling the last mile. 

One of my  favourite methods to help me lose weight is calorie counting. It's the first method I came across and it's proven to work for me year after year. As I said in my video, this method isn't for everyone. 

Anyhoo, this is what I would eat in a day in order to shed at least 1lb a week: 

Breakfast

1/4 Cup Oats = 152 cals
1 Banana = 65 cals
1Tbs Peanut Butter = 88 cals

Cup of coffee = 20 cals

= 323 Calories 

I don't have a massive appetite when I wake up so this is perfect. The Oats are a complex carb meaning they take longer for your body to break down, so you'll have lasting energy until lunchtime! 

Snack

25g Cashew Nuts = 144 cals

mmm my fav nut ;)  This is another complex carb perfect for a mid morning snack to keep you going until lunchtime. 

Lunch

50g Whole wheat noodles = 176 cals 
15g Black Olives = 25 cals
1 Tbs Free from Pesto = 57 cals
80g Chickpeas = 132 cals

Cup of Green Tea = 0

= 390 Calories

I work from home so I have the luxury of whipping up a meal during my lunch break. I usually have all this stuff in my cupboards but often I throw together whatever I can find. I love adding chickpeas as they add in that much needed bit of protein. 

Snack

Mixed fruit Salad = 190 cals

Mid afternoon I get pretty hungry and I just want it to be dinner already. I usually get conscious that I've eaten very little fruit by this time so I throw together some fruit in a bowl. 

Dinner

250g Sweet Potato = 225 cals
180g Broccoli = 46 cals
50g Sweetcorn = 46 cals
90g Mushrooms = 20 cals

= 337 cals

Now this is when I actually manage to get some veggies into my diet. Mostly because I'm the only plant based one in my house so if my mum is cooking for us all, she'll just make me a bigger portion of veggies that would be part of their meal. 


Total = 1,647 Calories

So this is what I'd eat in a day to lose weight! Give or take a few calories because honestly it's IMPOSSIBLE to be totally accurate so remember it's okay just to estimate. I'm not saying this is the perfect way to eat, my macros may not be balanced well, I may have not hit all my vitamins but this is what works for me :) 

I hope this was a little helpful for you! Let me know if you have any questions. 


Stay Luscious
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