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Day 21: Weigh Your Food-Sesame Ginger Beef Salad

Ive had this particular scale for over a year, but I’ve had a couple others in the past. This is the biggest and prettiest scale I’ve bought. You can buy this on amazon. Just search for food scales. You can weigh in grams, ounces, milliliters, and by the pound.

I only started using this scale mid last week because I was waiting for a battery in the mail.

Since then, I’ve been weighing everything and recording all my measurements and calories in MyFitnessPal. I highly recommend you do this to make sure you’re eating the right portions. You may be surprised by how little or how much you’re actually eating. All you have to do is scan the barcode for whatever ingredient it is and input how much you are about to eat in MyFitnessPal.

Sometimes, I do not weigh some veggies if I’m eating a very small portion. If it’s bigger, I do. Those calories and carbs in some of the veggies do add up.

It does take time but I think it’s worth it. I also like to get in every single calorie possible, because I have a big appetite!

You’ll notice this week that I am doing a lower carb and lower calorie intake because I feel that the 1477 calories was too much. I’m dropping them down to 1300. I will also be following my macros and try to stay under and close to my goal protein, fat, and carbs for the day.

I have only lost 1 pound. My boyfriend said I do look more toned all over except my pooch area. So, that tells me that I am putting in work at the gym. Something, isn’t working with my diet.

I will also be focusing more on core workouts. I will be doing low weight and high reps in between the core set to keep my heart rate up in fat burning mode. My workouts will be about an hour long.

Breakfast:


90g egg whites: 47 cals
2 slices turkey bacon: 90 cals
1 Slice Low Fat Provolone Cheese: 50 cals
20g strawberries: 7 cals
20g blueberries: 11 cals
Drizzle of Sriracha: 0 cals

Total Cals: 205 cals
Protein: 27.1g
Carbs: 6.2g
Fat: 8.3g

Lunch:


Sesame Ginger Beef On a bed of Italian Mix lettuce. Last week’s salad and this salad are my new favorite salads! I got lots of micros in on this meal with the cucumber, tomato, red bell pepper, carrots, and red onion. This was also protein packed! I almost didn’t finish it. I didn’t weigh the cucumber because I know that’s very little calories and carbs for sure. I also didn’t weigh he carrots and red onions because it wasn’t much.

5oz Lean Ground Beef: 253 cals
1.5 C of Lettuce Mix: 15 cals
2 Tbsp of Sesame Ginger Dressing: 80 cals
20g Pita Strips: 25 cals
40g Roma Tomato: 7 cals
40g Red Bell Pepper: 12 cals

Total Cals: 392 Cals
Protein: 31.2g
Carbs: 14.2g
Fat: 23.5g

Snack:

I have a smoothie bowl almost everyday to curb my sweet tooth. I’m addicted. The toppings you add definitely make a difference.

1 Bag of Forever Young Smoothie Blend: 130cals
1 C Light Almond Milk: 45 cals
.2 C Coconut & Almond Granola: 64 cals
1 tbsp Chia Seeds: 30 cals
10g Organic Coconut Chips: 28 cals
2 Dates: 52 cals

Total Cals: 349
Protein: 6g
Fat: 9g
Carbs: 66g

Dinner:

I had lots of leftover meat from lunch and decided to make a stir fry type dish. I just added fresh brew sprouts , zuchini, and a pickled variety of fresh veggies which include red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber and carrot. I drizzled with a sour cream and sriracha creme freche! I didn’t weigh anything but the meat.

5 oz Ground Beef: 253 cals
47g Zuchini: 8 cals
50g Bean Sprouts: 14 cals
1 tbsp Sour Cream: 30 cals
1 tbsp Sriracha: 0 cals
1/4 C Pickled Veggies: 20 cals

Total Cals: 305 cals
Protein: 31g
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 18g

MyFitness Pal Totals:

Not perfect but close enough except for protein!

That sums up the blog posts for today! (You’ll notice for the rest of this challenge that I’m posting the food I ate the prior day to manage time better!)

Much Love

Xo

Kaitlin

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Kaitlin Magno is a New York-based millenial mom blogger, content creator, and owner of the brand Fun Mom Things.

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