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: Green smoothie with collagen protein, chia seeds or keto protein powder
Sunday: Protein cereal with almond milk
Monday: Leftover Vegan General Tso-Style Protein Bowl with 100g air fryer tofu
Tuesday: The same
Wednesday: 150g leftover chicken breast
Thursday: WhichWich lettucewich with sweet potato fries
Friday: BBQ lamb lunch at a friend’s house
Saturday: Leftover taco beef with air fryer zucchini
Sunday: 150g pepper chicken & stir fried snap peas
Monday: Leftover Sweet & Sticky Carrot Sticks + 150g leftover chicken
Tuesday: BBQ flavored protein puffs and grapes
Wednesday: Burger patty & zucchini fries
Thursday: Burger patty with leftover Indian eggplant purée (I really need to try and recreate this)
Saturday: 150g black pepper chicken with stir fried snap peas (recipe coming soon)
Sunday: 2 beef kielbasa & potatoes (recipe coming soon)
2 homemade Anzac cookies on Friday & a pale substitute for that Sunday – a pear + spiced nuts. I also had a collagen drink on Tuesday to attempt and hit my protein goal after being so bloated, real food sounded like too much drama for dinner.
What I learned this week: This week I played single lady and was generally uninspired to grocery shop. The first half of the week was a good fridge clear, and I managed to find a bunch of random ingredients to combine. I didn’t hit my protein goal every day, but I did give it a try. I also learned to not eat multiple days in a row of foods that are fine for my gut but only in moderation. I paid the price for that one for days.