I recently posted about how I’d decided to go on a health kick and make some changes to my life. One of the biggest parts of this is working on improving my diet. It was terrible, mainly consisting of white carbs, chocolate, and cheese. I just didn’t want to make any meals in the evenings, and my lunches were just whatever was on offer on the high street. Very unhealthy and very expensive. Not enough of any of the good things, and much too much fat and sugar.
The new daily diet plans looks something like this:
Breakfast – one scoop protein shake with fruits and skimmed milk
Snack – nuts and raisins
Lunch – grilled chicken or salmon with spinach, veggies, avocado, and grains (quinoa, couscous etc.)
Snack – banana
Dinner – 2 egg omelette with sweet potato, spinach, red peppers
Snack – 50g dark chocolate (need chocolate in my life!)
If it’s been a particularly heavy session in the gym I’ll add in another protein shake, but the above comes to around 1750 calories which is what seems to be absolutely plenty. I don’t want to spend my days counting calories, so I’m trying to stick to a couple of new habits:
– no white carbs
– 2/3rds of the plate must be veggies
– make better snack choices!
– if feeling peckish drink a glass of water first before getting a snack (often I’m not actually hungry, but thirsty instead!)
I’ll keep you posted on how this all goes, I’ve been doing it for a few weeks, but that’s not enough time to test a new diet. But I can say I already have lots more energy and feel much less bloated! Hurrah!