My plan for this new year is to focus on hitting my protein macro for this new weight first (I’ve found that carbs, fat & calories tend to work themselves out if I’m doing what I need to do here). My old macro was 70g a day; this new macro is 80. I think I can do it while keeping the parts of my current diet that are working for me (light breakfasts namely) if I eat decent portions of something protein rich for lunch and dinner & plan ahead with meaty snacks.
More info on what I’m doing and why.
The goal: 80g of protein a day; explore this brave new air fryer world.
M-Sat: Almond yogurt, peanut butter, raspberry jelly and collagen peptides – some days I included pepitas
Sunday: Birthday cupcake flavored Hype Bar
Monday: 114g air fried hamburger patty, fried egg, sundried tomato
Tuesday: Leftover meat + veggies in tomato sauce from the weekend
Wednesday: Tuna salad – chili tuna, air fried hard boiled eggs, shallot, Kewpie mayo, cucumber, grainy mustard
Thursday: The second 114g hamburger patty in the pack, fried egg, sundried tomato
Friday: Leftover salmon with sesame snap peas
Saturday: Korean BBQ – beef, a little chicken, custard egg, a couple pieces spicy salmon sushi
Sunday: 6oz sirloin & baked potato from Texas Roadhouse
Monday: 150g air fried zaatar chicken, peppers, mushrooms, barbed yogurt sauce, avocado & cherry tomatoes stuffed into a pita
Tuesday: 150g leftover chicken, leftover pepper & mushrooms, a couple Tablespoons hummus, 1/4 of a pita
Wednesday: 200g air fried citrus salmon, snow peas tossed in a little sesame oil
Thursday: 150g leftover chicken, the rest of the hummus, a little mumhmarra
Friday: Delivery keema (1 cup) with most of a parata
Saturday: Was still full from lunch
Sunday: 4 Thai spiced meatballs with tomato chutney
Wasn’t hungry for snacks all week
This week, I had a bit of trouble dialing in my breakfast and left lunch to too late to be really hungry for dinner. I like the amount of protein I’m getting with the collagen peptides, but should only do the added pepitas on days I’ve got yoga in the morning.
Next week I need to make sure I’m getting more veggies, and should take care to not eat too few carbs.