Slow Carb Diet: Day 1

Okay so we sort of slap dashed our first day, since planning totally failed. Here are the meals that we had:

Breakfast:

  • Boiled Eggs
  • Coffee

Lunch:

  • Chipotle Burrito Bowl (Steak, Guacamole, Tomatoes, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Lettuce)

Dinner:

This.

Hideous, this was. We ordered it from Lyric Diner, which has great disco fries, but probably not the best for healthy food. We ordered the “Turkey & Avocado Diet Delight,” which, considering the words “Diet Delight,” should have already sent red flags up in my mind to avoid it at all costs. All the food was raw, and Mimi called it “rabbit food” which is totally plausible. The above was our attempt at a 10-minutes-before-she-had-to-go-babysit dinner. We sautéed the veggies in garlic and olive oil, sprinkled salt and pepper, and even added soy sauce. You can’t see it because all the turkey(dried from our attempt at cooking it) is covering it all. Not the best of dinners we’ve had. I’m not hating on Lyric, it was totally our fault for thinking it’d be anything remotely delightful at all. Mimi took one bite and said “I hate this diet.”

Be that as it may, we’re still going to do it, and a couple of things need to be addressed after our first day. We need to get a scale to weigh ourselves, since essentially we’re shooting in the dark in terms of progress if we don’t know what we’re working with(we should also do our body fat percentage, but we both hardly have any, so…whatever). Next, we need to plan a balls out trip to the grocery store and plan all our meals out for the week. Luckily there’s this website, which seems perfectly designed for us, called FourHourBodyCouple.com and has a wonderful shopping list for the week that I plan on using. We’re probably going to end up making our own burrito bowls, since spending 13.75 a day at Chipotle is just not gonna roll with us being in college and all. We just need to beef up breakfast(probably add veggies, beans, and more eggs) and avoid things like above from happening for dinner.

For workouts, we’ve decided two times a week with at least 2 rest days in between, since, if you didn’t know, muscle is built when you rest, not when you work out. The number of rest days will increase as the weeks pass. Mimi’s doing some thing with elipticals and ab workouts that I have no idea what it is, and I’m doing some machine weight exercises with a 5X5 cadence (5 seconds up/down) so as to workout my muscles in a short amount of time. I’m too lazy to put the entire specifics, but I’m not focused on the workout as much as I am planning on the diet right now. I’ve attempted this diet before, and I crash and burn if I focus on implementing too many things at once, so after two weeks of successful dieting, I’ll tackle muscle building after that.

All in all, not a bad first day.

Cheers,

Patrick

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