I have been doing a lot of research over the past few weeks into a lifestyle that both intrigues me and scares the crap out of me. You see , the World Health Organization just labelled bacon a carcinogenic in sort. Yes, fatty foods are bad for you. Well, I am not one to just believe everything I read so I wanted to do my own little digging.
For me – CARBS ARE THE DEVIL!
I hold onto carb calories like no ones business. I look at a sandwich and gain 3lbs. When I first had my Gastric Bypass revision done it was nailed into my head to eat protein and little to no carbs. I did just that and 144lbs fell off me over the years. But to now introduce a Low Carb High Fat ( LCHF ) diet is confusing. It all stems down to the fact that you need energy throughout the day , eating carbs quickly turns calories into glucose causing you to crash quickly. Here is a link to a great read Keto genic Diet Resource .
This is something I’m willing to try, I am not saying it is going to be lifelong for me. My primary goal right now is to lean out. I do not need to make any gains in my size for lifting. My only issue will be when I do start running again, I know I will need some carbs.
So what is my daily meal plan going to look like? Lots and lots of eggs!
My macro ratio that I’ve set into My Fitness Pal is fat = 70% protein = 20% carbs = 10%
Breakfast will be 2-3 eggs and pork sausages and coffee with heavy cream or coconut milk( from the can).
Post workout I won’t be consuming anymore shakes because it will cause my macros to be too high in protein. I will instead eat a hard boiled egg, cheese or Greek yogurt.
Lunch will be a salad with full fat ranch dressing and a fat ( sausage,bacon and avocado) I might also have a steak or chicken with lunch. Tuna with mayo is another good lunch idea or salmon with mayo both on a romaine leaf.
Snacks will be nuts( almonds or macadamia) , fat bombs, veggies and ranch, Quest Bars , deli meat and cheese roll ups, cheese strings
Supper will be chicken thighs, pork cutlets,steak, ham steaks, Italian sausages, beef burgers, meatballs wrapped in bacon & all paired with either salad, broccoli, asparagus or green beans.
I will still drink a ton of water and coffee and tea.
My big challenge is getting bored of the same foods so I will definitely be trying out recipes so stay tuned.
Fat bombs are going to be my best friend for noshing on in the car I just need to experiment with them. I also am going to need to make a Costco run pretty soon to stock up on meat and coconut oil.
Here we go! Happy Fat Days