This summer Vince and I took a much-needed 2-week vacation to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed all the food that Hawaii and Vancouver had to offer.
Despite not going “crazy”, eating more than usual with less exercise added some extra pounds of fat this summer. I’ll also mention that we were extremely jet lagged for an entire week upon arriving home, so much so that we took a full 5 days off cardio and weights.
I needed a plan to get my weight back down to a comfortable number. Here is what I did:
1. I set a deadline of 3 weeks, put it on the calendar and mapped out my entire 3 weeks of exercise days working around a ton of parties and get togethers.
2. I set a realistic goal of 3 pounds.
3. I wrote down a meal schedule and decided since I wanted to loss the weight fast but still enjoy socializing with my family and friends, I decided to do carb cycling. I used The Deadline Diet bonus from Full-Body-Licious as a reference and wrote down my next 3 weeks of meals.
Here is what I ate yesterday: Low – Carbohydrate Day
4 oz extra lean ground beef
1 whole egg
2 cups of spinach
*all mixed together with some hot sauce
3 oz chicken breast
2 cups salad with raw honey and balsamic vinegar for dressing
*yes honey is a carb but I am only taking out starchy carbs for this plan
Protein + water + 1 cup berries
7 oz white fish (sea bass) with organic butter
2 cups veggies with sea salt
4 oz salmon
1 cup salad with feta
1 cup veg
Tonight I am going out with a friend and will likely have a glass of wine or two. I will be consuming carbs from veggies and fruit only to make up the calories from the wine.
This Sunday I will be having a lot of carbohydrates and some fat for my “carb up” day. I will not consume more than 3 times the amount of calories I have been consuming on a daily basis this week.
At the start of my week I sit down, figure out what days I want to add in some wine or carbs, such as a dinner dates or get togethers. All the other days I will keep my carbohydrate intake from vegetables and fruit until 3 weeks has passed or I meet my goal!
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