So, I've decided to make some dietary adjustments, and I'm recording them here for posterity and for accountability's sake.
I'm very consistent with my breakfast. I go to Starbucks every morning, and I have a grande decaf sugar free hazlenut soy misto, a small square of dark chocolate (i'd guess 65% or so, really more semi-sweet), and a protein plate. A protein plate is grapes, apple slices, a muesli, well, I don't know what to call it, its not a muffin or scone, but a small slice of bread with nuts and fruit, about the size of a normal muffin top, a hard boiled egg, and cheese. I don't eat the cheese, and I usually save the egg for a mid-day snack.
This sounds reasonably okay, yeah? Well, I want to cut out a few things. First, the soy milk and the artificial sweetener in my coffee. I've heard coconut milk is good in coffee, I'm going to give that a shot.
Second, the bread. I just want to see what not eating bread will do, and this is really the only place in my diet I eat it.
Third, that chocolate content needs to go up to 80%+
So, new breakfast!
Egg cupcakes (recipe here)
One square dark chocolate (80%+)
Decaf coffee with coconut milk.
This also means I won't be going to Starbucks. They'll miss me, and I'll miss them. I may still visit occasionally. I am, after all, a Gold card member, haha.
Lunch and dinner, well...they can pretty much stay the same! I generally have a salad from the Whole Foods salad bar for lunch (I may start making these at home, its pricey for a daily thing), and some kind of meat + veggie for dinner.
Other things to go:
Diet Coke. I only have one a day. I kind of love Diet Coke. I drink the caffeine free version. But, I want to try to cut out artificial sweeteners for a while.
Along those lines..Fruit 20 waters. Delicious, and I crank through them throughout the work day. Again, want to cut the artificial sweetener.
Now, I really truly hate sparkling, unflavored water, so I think I'll just go plain water for a while.
Small adjustments, could have a big impact. We'll see!
In other news - I've been doing Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, and I kind of love working out in the morning before work. Who knew?