According to the diet plan, I could eat 3000 calories per day and still see results on this plan. I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to keep my calories at around 2400.
Here’s my problem. I can hardly break 2000!
Hard to believe? I think so, too. However, the whole idea behind the diet plan is content over quantity.
Here is what I ate today.
Breakfast: 4 egg omelet and 4 pieces of bacon
Lunch: Chicken Wrap with ranch and cheese, chips, and chocolate mousse.
Dinner: 2 pieces of chicken parmesan with salad
Snack: Cheese sticks and a candy bar.
Sounds like a good amount of food, right? Especially if you ate 2 orders of chicken Parmesan for dinner. You can see why I’m full, but can you see how I’ve lost weight? (btw…I’ve lost 3 lbs. this week!)
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Let me describe my day in a different way.
Egg Beater Omlet: ~4 eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions
Bacon: 4 pieces of turkey bacon.
Chicken Wrap: Multi-grain wrap, grilled fajita chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, fat free ranch, fat free mozzarella
Light Mousse Cup
Chicken Parmesan: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pasta sauce, salad with vinaigrette dressing
2 Light Cheese sticks
See a difference? The amounts don’t change, but the content does. Quality over quantity. I had a candy bar, but it was really a protein bar. I had a good size omelet, but it was egg beaters. I ate a lot for dinner, but the chicken wasn’t fried or breaded. I commented to my wife at dinner that I couldn’t tell the difference. I actually like turkey bacon almost better than regular bacon. Egg beaters? If I didn’t know, I wouldn’t know. The list goes on and on.
It’s amazing how we are conditioned to eat. I ate Jack in the Box over the weekend. Well, I didn’t eat Jack himself. I ate at his restaurant. I love me some JITB! The tacos are worth a midnight drive by themselves. This day I had a Fajita Pita. I didn’t get fries with it and the guy behind the counter looked at me like I had 4 heads. “You don’t want fries with that?”
Nope. I’m good.