Alright! It that time of year where everyone is on the weight-loss train…including me. But I know it can be hard to stick to an expensive, ultra-healthy, restrictive diet. So today I am presenting a “Day of Cheap, Healthy, Fast Plant Based Meals–For Weight-loss)
- If you are just starting out…WHAT you eat is less important that HOW MUCH you eat. Now I am in no way promoting eating Twinkies all day and that’s it. But, if you are having a hard time giving them up…then let yourself eat them…just take it out of your calorie budget.
- How do you figure out what YOUR CALORIE BUDGET is? First, find your metabolic rate is. This is how many calories you naturally burn if you just slept all day. This is different for everyone. The heavier you are the higher it will be. Mine is: 1,498 cal. Next is figuring out how many calories you burn on average in exercise. I added up how many I burn on average with just walking plus my average workout which is 600-700 calories. Add the two together. So mine is now 2,098-2,198cal. So now if I want to maintain my current weight that is how many calories I would eat in a day. But my goal is to lose weight so I need a bit of a calorie deceit. So now I will minus 300-400 cal (for an average of 1.5-2 lbs of weight-loss a week) so now we get: 1,698-1,798cal for my daily intake!
- Everyone is different! This is just what works for me!
A Day of Meals:
Breakfast: Oatmeal! Not the Cat, lol!
1/2 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon Peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of agave, and 1 ripe banana!
Snack #1: 2 ripe kiwis! (Between breakfast and lunch)
Snack #2: 2 mandarin oranges and a protein ball (oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, vanilla, protein powder, and vegan chocolate chips) Between lunch and dinner!
Snack #3: Vegan almond milk based peach yogurt! (After dinner!)
Lunch! Stir Fry and Fruit!
Stir fry: 2 cups Mixed frozen veggies, 1/2 cup rice, teriyaki sauce, and sesame seeds!
Berries: 1 cups of black berries and raspberries mixed!
Stir Fry: 1 zucchini, 1/2 cup frozen corn & peas, 4 mushrooms, 1/4 cup black beans, and liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
That is all for today! Hope this helps! This blog is a day late because I was busy moving! So I will see you guys tomorrow!