I decided that one of my next steps should be dialing in my diet and get more scientific about it. I’ve been doing well in that I eat fairly regular, my weight hasn’t plummeted or skyrocketed over a year or so, and when I say I have a low carb day I can stick to it! The more important part, in my opinion, is that when I say I have a low carb day I’m able to get my high protein intake pretty easily. If I can document my calorie intake relatively accurately over the next few weeks (or months) and monitor my weight and appearance in the mirror, I should be in a much better position to understand my body.
Today’s low carb day, as illustrated below, is a calorie deficit. Well, I guess I didn’t measure my calorie expenditure, but I’m pretty confident 1500 is going to be a deficit for me. I usually allow higher fat intake (red meat + eggs) on my low carb days along with a higher protein intake compared to my high carb days. This is a typical low carb day for me, so hopefully I can document a few more to prove it.
What I Ate
- 4 boiled eggs
- 5g fish oil, 5000 IU vitamin D
- Pumpkin protein pudding (25g whey, 3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/3 cup pumpkin)
- 1 cup lean ground beef
- Protein Shake (50g whey, 250 ml almond milk)
- Pre-workout shake (50 g whey)
- 1 cup lean ground beef, 2 boiled eggs
- 5g fish oil, multi-vitamin, ZMA
- Protein: 225g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fat: 70g
- Calories: 1575 kcal