Since I've started this health journey, I've found that I like to watch "what I eat in a day" vlogs from some of my favorite YouTubers. So, I figured that, since these videos give me some ideas on what I can eat to lose weight, I thought I should share what seems to be working for me!
If you are new to my blog, you won't know that I owe my weight loss largely to a low-carb and water-only diet. A lot of people think that fat is the biggest contributor to weight gain. While too much of the wrong fat can be terrible for you, most weight gain is caused by excess carb intake. That's because carbs that go unused as energy will be converted to fat and stored in your body.
So, without further ado, here is my "What I Eat in a Day" blog!
Before I started this journey, I often stopped at fast food joints for a breakfast biscuit. However, biscuits are loaded with carbs. When I wanted to be more health conscious, I started eating yogurt and granola. However, when I was told my A1C levels were too high, I knew I couldn't keep having yogurt for breakfast.
Each morning, I start my day with a glass of ice water and an egg scramble. I actually don't love eggs, but I've learned that I need to embrace them to help aid in my weight loss.
In this egg scramble, I have one egg, two slices of honey ham, and a bit of shredded cheese. My favorite meat to put in this scramble is actually turkey, but I ran out of it before I made this blog!
Lunch for me is different than lunch for most people. If you've visited my blog before, you know that I blogged about my experience drinking weight loss shakes for lunch each day for a week.
At that time, I still wasn't making the best choices when I was eating my other meals. I was still drinking a ton of soda and eating lots of pastas and breads, so it wasn't helping me much.
I have tried the french vanilla, chocolate, and strawberries and cream flavors of this shake, and they are pretty good. Surprisingly, I don't find myself being hungry until around 3:30 p.m. when I clock out and head home for the day.
I didn't have a snack this day, but I would normally have a stick of jerky and a string cheese stick for a snack, but only if I'm hungry. That, or I will enjoy a bag of Skinny Pop popcorn, which is pretty great!
Dinner is a lot different than the other meals I have. I don't eat too much, but I definitely eat more for that meal than any other meal during the day. My dinners typically consist of a meat and a vegetable.
This night, I had a cheese-stuffed chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, and cheesy broccoli.
I get a lot of my low-carb food ideas from Pinterest, so I highly recommend searching there for the best ideas. I'm always excited to try newer things, but I love chicken and I'm obsessed with broccoli.
Ultimately, I recommend that people change their diet to something they are comfortable with and something that reflects their activity level. For someone like me who isn't super active, I don't need many carbs to get by. However, if you're super sporty, adjust your calorie and carb intake!
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