Weekly Weigh-In | Reflections | Meal Prep

Drumroll please!!!

Starting Weight: 231 lbs

Goal Weight: 175 lbs

Current Weight: ….

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Holy shit, I skipped the 220โ€™s! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I can’t even remember the last time I was in the teens!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜‚ Now before I get carried away about Soylent being a miracle worker (which I will to a degree very shortly), I think itโ€™s important to acknowledge that during my initial weigh-in I was on my period & *WAY* more bloated than usual. My weight over the past year or so has teetered between 227-231. Other metrics you may want to know:

  • BMI: 31.5
  • Body Fat: 38% (My goal is to cut this in half, btw)
  • Muscle Mass: 27.4%

THE โœจ MAGICโœจ OF SOYLENTย 

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The 2 boxes of Soylent & body composition scale I ordered via Amazon.

These are the a few of the impacts Soylent has had so far on my day-to-day life:

  • Convenience โ€“ I donโ€™t need to cook; although I often add flavors or green things that I blend in, I can also very easily just grab-and-go when I donโ€™t have time to jazz it up.
  • Tracking Calories โ€“ Itโ€™s so much easier to track my overall calories since 2 of my meals are exactly the same. It gives me the chance to figure out how to fit in whatever it is that I might have a taste for (chocolate, bread, veggie sausage, you name it) within my macros & caloric allowance. Tracking now is much less stressful/obsessive since I have a set amount of calories from the Soylent & more like a game of tetris where I plan out what Iโ€™m having for the next few days ahead of time. (Iโ€™m using Cron-O-Meter to track my calories. What do you use? Is tracking calories useful for you?)
  • Digestion-Wise โ€“ Honestly, not that bad. The first few days my stomach had a few gurgles & there was some gas but I think my bodyโ€™s used to it now. I almost always drink mine with something mixed in โ€“ greens, water, protein powder, fresh fruit, etc โ€“ which I think helps it to sit less heavily in my stomach. I also think it helps that at the end of the day I have a meal that’s PACKED with fiber to make sure that I’m moving everything through my digestive system with ease.

MACROS & MEAL PLAN FOR THIS WEEK ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿซ

These are the macros I’m trying out for the next month or two:

  • Carbs: 200 grams
  • Protein: 105 grams (I usually get more than this & will be increasing my intake as I start to workout more)
  • Fat: 70 gramsย (42 of which are coming from Soylent)

I made a veggie soup which will be my main calories for dinner this week. I broke it intoย 12 servings & will be eating it with brown rice or a sweet potato or beans. I’ll be toying around with different ways to hit my macros–maybe I should be eating a bunch of small snacks, maybe I should be cramming everything into one large dinner at the end of the day–you get the drift.

I’m really trying to pay attention to my eating habits & how my body reacts to different foods rather than just taking other peoples’ advice or following whatever is trending right now. I’m trying to pay attention to my usual pitfalls & plan ahead to make sure I have healthier options when I’m feeling emotional, bored, or just really, really hangry.

How are you setting yourself up for success this week??

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