~Ditch The Diet~
As you may remember, I follow a model of eating called 80/20 which means 80% of what I eat is clean/healthy foods and 20% is “splurge” foods. I also eat intuitively. Meaning if I am hungry I eat until I am satisfied, and if I am not hungry, I don’t eat. Sounds simple right? Some days are easier than others especially if there are warm chocolate chip cookies in my house.
As you will see, I am a bit more strict with getting in all my veggies during the week, and not as much on the weekend.
Breakfast 375 calories
I love Honey Nut Cheerios! Starting the day off with something sweet often helps me to stay on track for the rest of the day.
Kellogg’s – Honey Nut Cheerios, 3/4 cup /28 g 110 cal
1% Milk, 0.5 cup 55 cal
Trader Joes – Ancient Grain & Super Seed, 1 TBS 60 cal
Greek Gods – Greek Yogurt – Vanilla Honey 113.5 g/1 cup 145 cal
Regular Coffee Black 10 oz <5cal
Can you eat pizza and lose weight? Yes you can! You just have to be aware of the type of pizza that you are eating. I made my pizza at home with a multigrain crust and reduced fat cheese and baked chicken.
Lunch 456 calories
2 pieces of Multi Grain Pizza with cheese and shredded chicken 250 cal ( 1 serving 125 cal)
1/2 California Avocado 120 cal
1 1/2 cups Baby roman leafy greens 6 cal
1/2 cup Halo Top – Ice Cream 80 cal (serving size 1/2 cup 80 cal)
Snack 90 calories
12 Caramel Mini Rice Cakes, 90 cal (serving size 8 mini cakes 60 cal)
Dinner 685 calories
Hamberger Roll, 1 roll 140 cal
2 pieces Bacon 80 cal
Ketchup/Mustard 15 cal
Ground hamburger 86/14 4 oz 240 cal
1 slice Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese 80 cal
Trader Joe’s – Veggie and Flax Seed Tortilla Chips, 7 chips 130 cal (serving size 7 chips 130 cal)
YES, that is a hamburger bun! Yup, a burger with a bun is not going to derail your diet! Just like eating pizza won’t kill you, you can enjoy a burger with a bun and still stay on track and lose weight too.
Here is a rough breakdown of my macros
Fiber 24 g