It’s been one week since I started my Precision Nutrition journey (click here to start at the beginning). All in all a pretty great week. Some ups, a few downs, but all in all a pretty great week.
- I have avoided cottage cheese my whole life. I was probably 12 the last time I had it. And even then, it was only because I didn’t make the household food decisions. When I saw cottage cheese in the PN program, for some crazy reason, I decided it was time to give it a second chance. Continue reading My Precision Nutrition Journal: Dear Cottage Cheese,
Yesterday was my first full day of “PN eating” (click here to read about it). It was pretty good. I have not technically fully started yet, as I am still going through the binder, and have not gone through the goals and measurement portion – which is important. I will be doing that this weekend. I do like that I could get started before doing that though.
Yesterday I ate well. A tasty omelet before work, a shake mid-morning, chicken with chick peas and a mediterranean salad for lunch, then a post-workout shake, chicken with quinoa and spinach for dinner, and then some steel-cut oatmeal with blueberries for my final snack of the day. All in all, it was pretty good.
Continue reading My Precision Nutrition Journal: Removing baggage
I decided last week to give Precision Nutrition a try. It’s been on the back of my mind for some time, and I’ve also been half-heartedly trying to drop 5-10 lbs for some time, but without success. And one day, I just realized that if I want different results, I have to try something different.
I am generally not a fan of most “diets”, or even “nutritional approaches”. They just seem to be spending too much effort trying to convince people of their merits. I don’t know why that turns me off, but it does. Maybe because in that process, they tend to ignore a lot of truths to support their thesis.
Continue reading My Precision Nutrition Journal: Quick Start Day
I call them FDC meals. That is, Full Day’s Calories (FDC) meals. I suspect there are many meals that fit the bill, but here are 3 that I’ve eaten. Often after I eat out, I come home and check the nutritional data. Call it a hobby. Strangely I was a bit surprised at some of the numbers here. I have presented them here as a single day’s “three square meals”. Imagine if you at the following in one day:
Continue reading 3 meals that pack a full day’s “nutrition”
Q: I find that I am always hungry at night even after a good meal. What are some healthy snacks you’d recommend that are ok for eating later at night and wont affect our sleep?
A: Before addressing good late-night snack options, I have two questions for you: Are you eating enough of the throughout the day? What is the macronutrient (carb/protein/fat) makeup of the good meal?
Some people skimp on calories throughout the day and by evening they are just hungry. And for some reason when we’re hungry at night, we tend toward junkie food options – like we’ve been socially programmed to believe that whatever we eat after dinner is dessert. Is it possible that this is the case with you?
Continue reading Q&A: Healthy late night snacking
Millions of North Americans are trapped in some stage of the weight loss cycle:
- Thinking about dieting
- Buying into a diet book/program
- Giving up on the diet
- Feeling bad about themselves for giving up
- Gaining weight
- Thinking about dieting…
Some people actually succeed and make the necessary and sustainable changes that lead to a new and healthy life. Unfortunately, most are stuck in some stage of that cycle.
Continue reading The One True Diet: Does it Include Donuts?