Diet to lose weight. What I eat in a day , Carb cycling. Low Carb Diet. healthy way to lose weight
Hey guys. This is my current diet plan. Just started this carb cycling diet for over a week and i’ve lost about a kg. I’m pretty sure loads of it is just water weight since I cut down my carbs. I am still full of energy so i figured it is doing pretty well! Please remember I am very petite and 5’1 so I don’t need to take in lots of calories to maintain my weight. To maintain my weight, I only need around 1550-1600 cal per day so I brought it down to around 1250-1300 per day now if I don’t exercise. I still have two normal higher carbs days. Everyone is different and our body burn at a different rate so you would have to trail and error and see what is the calories intake to maintain your weight. I also increase my cal intake on the days i exercise!
Also another reason why I count calories is because I don’t want to be too under calories because then my body will burn off some of the muscles that I’ve built. I try really hard to built my muscles so I am not going to starve to just to lose some weight because that is counter intuitive. I am only on a 200-300 cal deficit, and for 5 days a week. If I add up my calories for the whole week, I am only approx 13% under at MOST which is a very small number. When I do intense exercises, or any exercises, I increase my calories intake. I am in no way starving myself and I will never do that. I only want to lose a bit of fats and you have to be in cal deficit to lose some fats. Counting calories can be such a sensitive subject but that is the best way for me to lose some weight without losing muscle mass and doing it in the healthy way.
Also, the reason why I decided to lose some weight is because I’ve gained quite a bit of fats around my waist line. I’ve talked about this in my previous video. I’ve started doing hiit exercises. I want to get really defined abs for my summer holiday so that’s the reason why i’m cutting too. I’ve been bulking for the last couple of months and now it’s time to lose some fats. I’m going to be on this diet for another week and see how it goes. I am not looking to be super skinny because that’s what i’m not looking for.
Also another thing that I didn’t mentioned in this video is that I cut off all the fats from the chicken and also I only used heart smart minced beef, basically the minced beef has got barely any fats. I only take lean meats when i’m cutting. Chicken thighs, scotch fillet, t-bone, lamb are a lot higher in fats, so higher calories. Try to choose lean meat!
Cauliflower or any veg is a great way to have carbs because it is so low in calories. Per 100g of cooked cauliflower gives you only 33 Calories. Most vegetables are really low in calories so try to eat more vege and less processed food.
The whole day of food macro was:
Nice apps to track your macro are My Fitness Pal or Cronometer.
I’ll also add the measurement of my food shortly