With 1800 calories to eat a day, I’m seeing how easy it is for me to fill those calories up with carbs. The RD I met with encouraged me to eat carbs but to have a balanced diet that mixes carbs in with veggies and proteins. Last week I felt like I had one too many carb heavy meals, so I’m hoping to make a few adjustments this week.
Before creating this week’s meal plan and grocery list, I first decided to make a list of what we already had around the house. I was actually amazed at how much we had!
|Whole Wheat Couscous||Quinoa||Lentils|
|Lentil Pilaf (2 boxes)||Polenta||Diced tomato|
|Pinto beans (1 can)||Garbanzo beans (1 can)||Tuna (3 cans)|
|Almonds||Salsa (2 jars)||Ground turkey (2 pounds)|
|Chicken breasts (4)||Italian marinated chicken breasts (6)||Salmon burger (2)|
|Frozen asparagus||Frozen carrots|
I used my current pantry list as the foundation of my meal plan and then created my grocery list from there.
|Monday||1 egg, 2 egg whites, Ezekiel toast||Greek Couscous Salad||Salad with grilled chicken|
|Tuesday||1 egg, 2 egg whites, Ezekiel toast||Greek Couscous Salad||Polenta with grilled chicken and vegetable sauce|
|Wednesday||Oatmeal||Tuna patties with a salad||Salad with grilled chicken|
|Thursday||1 egg, 2 egg whites, Ezekiel toast||Tuna patties with a salad||Dinner out|
|Friday||1 egg, 2 egg whites, Ezekiel toast||Lunch at work||Turkey Barley Chili|
This week I also want to be on point with my workouts and calorie burn. Eating 1800 calories a day has been tough (mentally) so I want to make sure I’m burning far more than my 1800 calorie intake to ensure a weight loss next Friday.
|Monday||AM- Body RevolutionPM – Football practice|
|Tuesday||AM- Spin class|
|Wednesday||PM- Football practice|
|Thursday||PM- Spin class|
I’m excited about the week ahead and these last few days of February. It has been one long month but I want to close it out feeling great.