I do like a good snack. I don’t know many people who don’t really. I especially like a good snack when it staves off boredom and stops the ‘ooh what shall I do next’ feeling. But I have noticed that my snacking levels have increased massively and that I am pretty much eating every few hours. And they are all ‘healthy’ snacks – nuts, seeds, yoghurt, Nakd bars, hard boiled eggs – but they are massively adding to my calorie intake. And it’s time to stop.
So I did. Cold turkey (okay, maybe I am being slightly melodramatic here) and dead in it’s tracks. That was monday and now it is the end of Friday. I have been hungry and pecky every day this week. And OMG, I REALLY feel like I am on a diet now. I actually get hungry before each meal now rather than just the ‘time to eat’ feeling which I suspect is a good thing but I may not be eating enough at each meal now so I am eating slightly more. I may need to add something in for just before the gym too as last nights session left me feeling a bit dizzy and faint halfway through.
Gym is going well. I’m going back to powerlifting on the 16th (once this crippling neck pain has abated) and will be aiming to achieve a 110kg deadlift, a 100kg squat and a bloody pull up in the next few months.
Diet-wise. I’m still eating very limited carbs (after a period of struggling a bit) and my lunches and dinners usually consist of a good helping of lean meat, some healthy fats (pine nuts, avo, coconut oil) and almost ridiculous amounts of salad and vegetables. I can assure you that 5 a day is never a problem and I am usually at about 8 or 10 a day. I may or may not start eating toast / porridge / cereal at breakfast to get a small amount of carbs in.
I will also be cycling to work next week! Woo.