Monday, September 22, 2008

No Skipping Meals

Today I did my book workout (Day 29), tomorrow should be the last day, but I'm going to do these two workouts again Thursday and Friday to start off a fresh week next week. Today I also mowed the grass when my husband got home from work, so I did not do my usual run.

I have been "Nervous Nelly" about some things that are going on in my life right now, and when I get nervous & anxious I tend not to get hungry. When I reach the point of being stressed out, I tend to overeat - chocolate that is! So, here is my diet journal, followed by a great article from Jillian Michaels about NOT skipping meals!

Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean with skim milk & protein powder mixed in = 340
Coffee: 2 Cups with flavored creamer = 100
Lunch: Shredded chicken marinated in salsa with 1/2 cup brown rice = 240
Snack: Small banana with 1 tsp of natural peanut butter = 100
Dinner: Whole wheat pasta, lentils, extra lean ground beef, spaghetti sauce & FF mozzarella (kind of a lasangna dish I created), & salad with 6 crushed almond, FF mozzarella & balsamic vinegar = 400
6 M&M = (I'm guessing) 50
Water Intake = 5 Liters
Total = 1230

No Skipping Meals:

Skip breakfast? Think again. Not hungry for dinner? Not so fast. Not only does skipping meals slow your metabolism but it can lead to overeating, because when you do eat, you're overly hungry. There are a ton of theories out there about when and how often you should eat to maximize your weight-loss results. Believe me, I've heard 'em all, and I'm here to give you the real skinny.

When you're trying to get to your weight-loss goals, it is essential to maintain blood sugar levels to prevent energy crashes and appetite cravings that could throw you off course. In all my years of experience, I've found the most effective way to do this is to eat every four hours, without skipping a single meal or snack. That's why in my meal plan I've given you three meals and one snack to keep you within your calorie allowance and keep you fueled for the
day and your workouts.

If you're still questioning how much to eat, take my calorie calculator test on my site. However, the golden rule is never to let your daily calorie allowance fall below 1,200 if you are a woman and 1,500 if you are a man. Falling below these daily allowances can do real damage to your metabolism and result in excessive loss of lean muscle tissue.
(Jillian Michaels, 2008)

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