I have been trying something new recently. It’s called “meal prepping”. Have you heard of it?
I started two weeks ago and prepped my breakfasts and lunchs for the week. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have not been very strict recently on my keto diet and I really need to crack down and get to work.
So, this week, I used this keto macro calculator to calculate how many calories I should be consuming (based on factors such as my height, current weight, activity level, etc..) and what percentage of those calories should be from fat, carbs, and protein.
When I first started keto, I didn’t worry about tracking all of my food. I just counted my net carbs and tried to stay under 20g. But I’ve been stuck at 209 pounds and fluctuating up to 213 and back down to 209. So, I thought I would try to go by the results of the keto calculator.
The calculator told me I should be eating around 1496 calories, 120g of those from fat, 100g from protein, and 20g of carb. The amount of calories honestly freaks me out, right now, because I’ve always though when you diet, you need to be at such a caloric deficit (i.e: under 1200 calories–which is torture, by the way!!).
So, this week, on Sunday, I pre-planned all of my breakfasts and lunches based on my macros. It took forever and I realized I would need a lot more protein than what I’ve been having to meet that goal.
Anyways, here is my meal plan for the week: (If you would like to see my video of what I eat in a day, click here.)
Coffee with one scoop of Isopure protein powder and 1 TB HWC: 160 calories, 5.5g fat, 25g protein, 1.5g carbs.
Cinnamon Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting: 249 calories, 21.6g fat, 7.2g protein, 3g carbs.
1 hard-boiled egg: 78 calories, 5.3g fat, 6.3g protein, 0.6g carbs.
(I have not been eating both the muffin and the egg each morning, but it’s nice to have the option to eat both, or one or the other.)
3oz. Chicken Breast: 142 calories, 5.2g fat, 21.8g protein, 0g carbs.
Zuchinni pizzas: 163 calories, 14.3g fat, 5.4g protein, 4.3g carbs.
Deviled Eggs with Bacon: 161 calories, 15.2g fat, 6g protein, 1g carb.
1 oz almonds: 180 calories, 16g fat, 7g protein, 2g carbs.
For dinners, I have just been making different keto meals at home and making sure to stay as close to my macros and calorie goals as I can.
So far, I have really enjoyed doing keto this way. It is a lot less tempting for me to cheat because I have stuff ready to go in the fridge.
I’m also happy to announce that I finally saw a number lower than 209 today! 207.6, to be exact! It’s been a great week, so far and I look forward to sharing next week’s meal plan with you soon!