Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 17(W3) - P2


Snack 1
Detox Smoothie + 1 egg white

Breakfast
3 egg whites + broccoli + red pepper + green beans + 1.5 limes juice

Lunch
Edamame Confetti Salad

Snack 2
1 egg white + cucumber

Dinner
Tempeh Vegetable Stew(Cook book recipes), but today I am going to eat 3 boiled eggs with it, instead of putting Tempeh in it.

Water
I think I did hit the goal of 70 oz

Exercise 
Body Beast - Bulk Leg
This was a tough workout, though only 40 minutes but it had me crying in pain.

Additional Comments
Its unlike last few times but I am feeling very hungry today, and craving sugar as well. Will try my best to curb the urges and eat as much as possible exactly as I have planned. Feeling sluggish as well, chills and tingling sensation in the body. May be carb withdrawal symptoms! So today I caved in and ate some stuff which was not on the diet, basically it was getting unnerving to the extend that I had tears in my eyes. No regrets!!

Today in midst of everything I realized that if I do not lose any weight this week on FMD, I don't think I will be able to do last week of this round. To be frank I am feeling disappointed today! Even a loss of 2 pounds is acceptable, but not gain and not even the same 139 pounds.

It was an emotional day for me, considering my journey to lose weight and be fit.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 16(W3) - P1


Breakfast
1 cup Oatmeal + 1 Cup strawberries/Blueberries

Snack 1
1 cup Frozen Mango

Lunch
Vegetarian Lentil Chili + Brown Rice tortilla + Orange

Snack 2
Apple

Dinner
Vegetarian Lentil Chili + Sweet Potato 

Water
Hit the goal of 70 oz 
Had been drinking Cranberry Herbal Tea.

Exercise 
Insanity Max30 sweat Interval
I think I did better in this workout than my performance in last workout. a Pre-workout will help a lot but I am not taking any pre-workout right now as it has caffeine; may be after FMD i will do a month of InsanityMax30 with pre-workout boost!


Additional Notes -
So disasters happen and today out of blue I binged, I ate 2 Oreos and two thin mint scout cookies; not my proudest moment but I am not going to spoil my rest of the day because of this. Slip up happens and this one thing is not going to spoil my whole journey. There have been times when I looked past all the food temptations and today was not one them. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 15(W3) - P1

Starting Weight – 139 pounds (weight increased by 1 pound from last week). Yes that is depressing and yes it takes lot of courage to be ok with these results and start a new week! You do feel like giving up and for a change let it go as easy as it can be; tired of restrictive eating; but then more than weight loss it is about the healthy life style changes and I am thankful that I am working towards that. This very thought made me do my meal preps yesterday night and press play for cardio in the morning!

Breakfast
1 cup Oatmeal + 1 Cup strawberries

Snack 1
1 cup Frozen Mango

Lunch
Vegetarian Lentil Chili + Brown Rice tortilla + Orange

Snack 2
Apple + cucumber

Dinner
Vegetarian Lentil Chili + Brown Rice pasta

Water
Hit the goal of 70 oz 

Exercise 
Insanity Max30 Cardio Challenge
This is a killer workout, no joke seriously insane! But I enjoyed it!

Additional Notes -
Today was impeccable in terms of food, but that is usually the case with Phase1, it is phase 2 and surprisingly more over phase 3 which are a problem! Anyways, this week's phase 3 is actually I-burn, ditto for week 4. Feels like my loss in terms of weight is stalled, but I think I will keep pushing, it is not that I am starving! I already excited about last week of FMD and so looking forward to plan my next one month, there are lot of combinations and plans going out in my mind!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Phase 1 and Phase 3 breakfast variations

I have done 3 rounds of FMD and I can tell you one thing, to be honest any of the recipe in the cookbooks are not tasty(Phase 1 and Phase 2); Only exception is Detox Smoothie !

If you ask my advise if you want to do FMD, keep your meals very very simple and basic, whenever I have tried to be fancy and try any of the fancy recipes from cookbook I have failed miserably(I still cannot get over the chocolate mug cake fiasco!!)

But that doesn't mean I do not look out for new recipe(as I am really bored with existing choices and I take pride in the fact that I can eat same food over and over again and not very choosy in terms of flavors)

Here are some of my finds for buckwheat recipes which i found online -

Recipe 1(Phase 1)

Recipe taken from this blog post

Buckwheat Pancakes
Serves: 8 medium-sized pancakes
Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. stevia extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg white, beaten
1 cup rice milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions
Combine the dry ingredients in a big bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. In a nonstick skillet or griddle, use 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook about 2 minutes or until little bubbles start to pop on the top. Flip and cook for another minute or two or until brown.

Recipe 2 (Phase 3)
Recipe taken from this blog post

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles
Serves: 4-5 waffles
Ingredients
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup fine oats
1 tbsp baking powder (a level tablespoon, not a heaping one!)
1 pinch of salt
1 shake cinnamon (up to your liking)
1 tbsp powdered chia seeds
1¾ cup coconut milk (light, or any other milk of your choice)
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions
Sift flour, mix in oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and powdered chia seeds.
Add 1 cup of coconut milk and stir well.
Add in maple syrup, coconut oil and slowly add in the remaining coconut milk until a smooth batter is reached (you might not need to add all of the liquid!)
Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, as the powdered chia seeds will gel up and also the other ingredients will soak up liquid. The batter will thicken.
If the batter has become too thick after 5 minutes, add in some of the (remaining) coconut milk. The batter should be a bit thicker than what you would use for pancakes.
Notes
- My waffles are about 18cm/7inces in diameter, and the batter makes about 4-5 waffles for me.
- If you are celiac, make sure the oats are certified gluten-free, as they are sometimes contaminated!

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 13 and 14 (W2) - P3

Breakfast
Saturday - I am going blank on what I ate for breakfast on Saturday.
Sunday - Veggie omlete + sweet potato

Snack 1
Saturday - Carrots + coconut
Sunday -  Carrots + coconut

Lunch
Saturday - Going blank on what I ate for lunch
Sunday - Miso Soup

Snack 2
Saturday - Carrots + coconut
Sunday - Sample trifle which we made at the art center.

Dinner
Saturday - Miso Soup
Sunday - Bellpepper curry + lentils + rice

Water
Hit the goal of 70 oz 

Exercise 
Saturday - 21 DFX Yoga
Sunday - Rest Day

Additional Comments
So yes weekend did strike hard as always; not that I didn't say to countless temptations(and I am proud of that) but I think I could have done better(it was actually worse than last weekend). Anyways what is done is done, cannot do much about it. New week, fresh start!!

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 12(W2) - P3


Breakfast
Breakfast didn't happen as expected, I had a bread sandwich with cheese.

Snack 1
Did not happen as I was too full from breakfast.

Lunch
Roasted in EVOO Sweet potato, cauliflower and red bell pepper. Strawberries for fruit.

Snack 2
Hummus + bell pepper + Carrots + Cucumber

Dinner
Detox Smoothie and had a slice of Pizza(yes social obligations)

Water
Hit the goal of 70 oz 

Exercise 
Ultimate Reset - Restore
Very slow paced workout, I am so used to go get workouts that the pace for this workout is painfully slow; but that is important too, slow down and take deep breaths,

Additional Comments
I have decided to replace I-burn with Phase 3 for next two weeks; some more prepping; but I think it will help me in reducing my weight and overall feel lighter. Will try it next week and see how it goes.

Also will include green detox smoothies as a snack tomorrow with half avacado.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fast Metabolism Diet - Round 4 Day 11(W2) - P2

Snack 1
Detox Smoothie + 1 egg white
I like this smoothie; it has funny texture but it is very refreshing. I put a serving of green grass as well in it.

Breakfast
3 egg whites + broccoli + red pepper

Lunch 
Tempeh Vegetable Stew(Cook book recipes).

Snack 2
1 egg white + 2 cucumber
As I mentioned yesterday dropped the idea of chocolate mug cake as it tastes yucky to me.

Dinner
Tempeh Vegetable Stew(Cook book recipes).

Water
Hit the goal of 70 oz

Exercise 
Body Beast - Shoulders

Finished this workout against all odds, woke up late(it is a 40 min workout), iPad battery was 2% left by the time I finished my workout and my exercise ball needs more air. But I so wanted to be done with the workout in the morning that all this was worth it.

Additional Comments
Phase 3 starts tomorrow, need to buy some things like hummus for tomorrow. Phase 3 especially weekends are very tough for me because well life happens(social obligations) and I would say my will power is particularly low on weekends. I will try my best though. I am going to set an intention and make it happen, something in me says I am going to crave kale smoothie ...