On LoseIt, you can see the nutritional information for your day or week, and that includes the percentages of protein, fats and carbs. For a while I’ve been playing around with my diet to see how I lose the most amount of weight the fastest.
For me (and this may not work for everyone), I find that the ratio of approx 28% protein, 48% carbs and 24% fat (or as close to that as possible) works best for me. Especially when I get 80-105 grams of healthy protein in per day. This means lean turkey, lean cheese, chicken, and Genuine Health Transform + drink (one a day, made with water, after workouts). If I stick to this, I lose about a pound a day. It’s truly a breakthrough for me and very exciting because for months I’d make a healthy smoothie and the sugar in all that fruit was not helping my cause – until I added whey protein to the drink.
What else I’m learning is that if I don’t like a class or an exercise, I don’t stick to it. If I’m not happy doing it, I won’t keep it up. I tried a step class a few weeks ago and hated it. I felt uncoordinated, out of place, and I fell on my butt by tripping over the friggin’ step. Now I’ve never been the most coordinated person, even as a kid, but Zumba suits me way better since there’s nothing to trip over.
As for running, lately it’s been way too hot to do it. The 8k I did a couple of weeks ago? Yeah. 80-90 degree heat + humidity. A guy collapsed, many were puking, it was stupid. I felt great after, but super tired. I had my Transform+ and bunch of water when we got home and crashed into a hard nap – probably the best nap I’ve ever had, where I dreamt of The Cheesecake Factory the entire nap. Ha.
I’ve really been enjoying my bike lately. Even if it’s hot, it’s enjoyable to make your own breeze! Yesterday I tried really hard to beat my husband’s time of 24 km in an hour, but I only got to 17km in that time. The first 7 km were against really strong winds and I felt like I was going in slow motion. It was a great workout. I’m still getting used to the seat so my nether regions won’t go numb after a half hour so there’s that. And yes, I bought a gel seat cover – but by the time I get to an hour, I can’t wait to get off the bike and return bloodflow to my bird.
Today’s weight: 172. 48 pounds gone. Woot! I haven’t been in the 160’s in YEARS and can’t wait to get there.