Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am the Queen of Carbs

I've been trying to eat a higher protein diet, with less carbohydrates.  As the self-appointed "Queen of Carbs," this is SUPER difficult.  But I'm determined to continue...carbs are my downfall.  And it's time I take matters into my own hands.

I'm making this very difficult for myself.  Not only am I continuing to track in Weight Watchers (I want to ensure that I'm staying within the set guidelines for my weight), I'm also tracking in My Fitness Pal.  Why, you ask?  Well, WW calculates points, but I can set up MFP to help me track how much protien, carbs, and fat I'm actually consuming.  If WW has a way of doing this, I don't know how to set it up.

I attempted to liken the number of points to number of calories, in order to make things as equivalent as possible.  I figured about 50 calories per point (this is difficult since points are calculated on fat, fiber, carbohydrates, and protein) and I was able to put a "calorie goal" into MFP.  Then, I was able to determine how many grams of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat I wanted on a daily basis by logging in a percentage for each one.  I am currently following the P90X fitness and nutrition regimen, so the "Phase 1" part of P90X states that you eat 50% Protein, 30% Carbohydrates, 20% Fat.


I'm finding it really difficult to find low fat high protein food that actually tastes good.  

Here is Tuesday's final food log:

So you can see my problem.  I still don't get enough protein, but go over in fat.  I understand that it's a very rigorous plan (50% protein is a lot), but I'm hoping to improve

I picked up a few things at the market which will hopefully help:
0% Fage Plain Yogurt instead of 2%
1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese
Ingredients to make homemade Hummus
Almonds and Pistachios (which may not work out - they're high in fat)

I need to find a better (good tasting) salad dressing that doesn't have so much fat.  I also need to start making breakfast with egg whites instead of whole eggs.  I know that will help with reducing the fat.  I also need to look for protein bars/shakes that are relatively low in fat/carbs, but can help with protein consumption.

However!  I'm happy with how my body feels, and will update soon!

1 comment:

  1. Don't feel like you need to eat just egg whites---the yolks might have cholesterol and some fat, but that's where all the good, healthy stuff is too! (Lutein, etc). It took me a while to accept this, but it's true---and whole eggs just taste better than whites! You can always do one whole egg and two whites to balance it out.