After a couple weeks of eating at a caloric deficit, I’m starting to see changes in the mirror and on the scale. My clothing is slightly looser and I’m seeing a little more definition in my arms. I’m no where near the level of leanness necessary to step on a fitness competition stage, but that’s also not my goal.
I wanted to share an example of my diet for this #WhatIAteWednesday. What you’ll see is a wide variety of healthy, nutrient-dense foods with a few treats. What you won’t see is tilapia and asparagus at each of 6 meals. This is because I practice flexible dieting; I choose foods that I want to eat and that allow me to meet my calorie and macronutrient goals for the day. This is not a fad, nor starvation diet. It’s a long-term, realistic approach that assists me in meeting my body composition goals while allowing for normal things in life, like chocolate and ice cream.
Meal 1: 2 slices Ezkiel bread with smoked turkey breast, an egg and avocado.
Meal 2: Oatmeal, whey protein powder & Greek yogurt parfait
Meal 3: Mexican salad of shredded lettuce, salsa, avocado, onion, tomato, ground turkey, and shredded cheddar cheese
Meal 4: Chicken, sweet potato, broccoli
Meal 5: Chicken, broccoli, an apple, sugar-free hot chocolate
Meal 6: Plain Greek yogurt with a square of dark chocolate