Today is completely dedicated to making this meal plan. This by far is probably the HARDEST and most emotional part of the journey because food is literally the reason why you’re here trying to lose weight. You eat too much! Trying to figure out what to eat so you’re happy but lose weight at the same time is going to be challenging but I’m going to try and make it fun for myself.
I know a lot of people who have a healthy diet or eat healthy especially the foodies that take pictures always have a different meal every day. Well, you’re not going to see that here. First of all it’s very costly and time consuming to have a new meal every day. Second, I don’t know how to cook all that well to make a different meal a every day.
So what I’ve come up with is I’m going back to basics when I dropped the most weight I ever dropped which was about 40 lbs. All I did as far as food was just cook the same thing every day with tiny switches, no red meat and only drink water. Here are some examples of how I used to eat:
I’m going to be using this blog as my lifeline during this whole journey to keep me in check and accountable. Every day it’s you and me unless I get sick which I hope I don’t.
I have plenty of time on my hands so let’s try it again. But this time I’m going to use myfitnesspal page and I want to do it in a way I can afford it which means canned food!
Ideas for Eating Healthy
- Canned Peaches
- Canned Pears
- Canned Apricots
- Mangoes (raw or frozen)
- 1 Scrambled egg or over easy or boiled
- Yogurt with granola, strawberries and raisins
- Tuna Sandwhich (I usually use celery, boiled egg, mayo, dijon mustard for tuna mix and baby spinach whole grain bread for sandwich)
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (Apricot Spread)
- Turkey Sandwhich with ROmain Lettuce and Mustard
- Turkey, Strawberry, Pistachio, mango and romaine lettuce salad
- Jasmine Rice
- Bell Peppers
- Whole Chicken Breast
- Oolong Tea
- Coconut Oil
I am not going to eat all of the food listed in one day. They are just options of what I CAN eat throughout the week.
This is how the list looks on myfitnesspal.com
While creating this list I thought about things I love to eat that are healthy and keep in mind that I might have to share my food with my family. I love fruit but I’m allergic to most of them raw so I added in the canned foods. I’m going to be missing sugar like crazy. There are some days where I just WANT sugar. I figure if I start my day off with sugar then that will town down my whole days worth of craving for sugar.
For lunch I wanted it to be very simple and light so by the time I get to dinner not only will I be hungry but I’ll be motivated to finish my food because I’m hungry.
Dinner is usually where I struggle because I’ll eat some of the food and not finish it then I’ll end up snacking throughout the night. Hence why breakfast and lunch are so light.
Aside from that I took everything from the list and plugged it into myfitnesspal just to see what the calories look like. The tuna recipe kind of concerns me it’s a little heavy. I usually don’t use mayo in tuna the only reason I included it was just in case my family wanted some but if my mom says no then I’ll start making it without mayo.
My calorie intake per day is set to 1350 calories. It’s that low because I want to lose 2 lbs a week. That’s right! I’m going for the big one. I put that I would exercise 6 days a week and my weekly burn is set at 1400 calories!! Maaan I’ve only been walking 1 mile for 23 – 25 minutes. That’s 100 calories and I’m struggling to meet that. Between 5 days a week I’d have to walk 3 miles a day almost! The treadmill is not going to cut it I’m going to have to have some help from Leslie Sansone.
Let me just tell you creating this took a lot of time and energy even though it looks simple. I also added my “REWARDS” page to the blog so when I hit my goals I can reward myself and document the dates I hit my goals.
Even though I put these throughout the post I’ll still leave them down here: