Diet Conundrum

Back to the Basics

So I tried to live a vegetarian lifestyle but it’s not working out for me. I fear that I am not getting enough calories, protein and way to many carbs. I ate a late breakfast and had horrible headaches and nausea. So I feel like I got off my balanced eating habit and decided to dump the vegetarian ways and go back to square one. I am back to lean meats and more veggies and fruits. Since I didn’t experience much weight loss last week, I decided to restart the “Noom” app which has made me successful with weight loss last year.

What I love about Noom is the “Psych” tips they give to help you understand your eating habits and how to become more mindful towards food. I learned that I need to understand my big picture which is to create a stronger core and maintain my weight to prevent any back injuries. I learned what to eat such as low calorie dense foods, create an accountability plan with my goal specialist, how to identify my behavior chain with food, figure out my thought distortions and why they make me fail, realize what type of eater I am, and how to conquer my cravings. I also made a “SMART” goals, which are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. This week I want to focus on my diet and eat more calorie dense foods or “green” foods that are in the app. This means meal prepping!

This weeks menu : 1200 cal

Breakfast: Whole Wheat English Muffin, 2 slices of Turkey Bacon, 1 Whole Egg, and 1 slice of cheddar cheese. 1 mandarin orange

Lunch: Italian Chicken w/ Spaghetti Squash and 1 apple

Dinner: Chicken, Turkey kielbasa, green peppers, onions, and potatoes

Treat: 1 serving of Ice Cream

Recipes are below!

What I like most about the Noom app is that they allow and teach you how to eat moderately. You are given so many calories for “red” foods in which you can allow yourself a sweet or savory snack that fits into your caloric goal and dietary needs. So no crazy restrictions.

Time to Move

Never Give Up

So almost 3 months post surgery and I accomplished the PT test for the Air Force. I was able to do 20 push ups, 40 sit ups, and a 1.5 mile run in 14:55 min. Overall I was not cleared by my physical therapist to do the test but I wanted to apply for the Air National Guard so I pushed through. I was scared but I was glad to pass. So living with the repercussion of my decision I am dealing with soreness and occasional pain. I have come up with a steps goal of 10k and a new workout plan, posted below!

Published by connectedpines

Disabled veteran healing with art, music, & Ayurveda

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