Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How We Start Off the Day

I like to be full. Not so much stuffed and uncomfortable, but I'd rather not be hungry. When eating at a caloric deficit, sometimes this can be difficult, so I've tried to find food items that are filling, nutritious, and low calorie. Surprisingly, there is a lot of food that fits this formula.

To keep myself from getting that hungry feeling, I eat 5-6 times a day. I use www.myfitnesspal.com to track my nutrition, and it's an excellent site. I highly recommend using as a way to help be accountable for your food intake. In fact, please feel free to add me as a friend. My username is nsemrau.

For this post, I'd like to focus on breakfast. I like to eat a big breakfast, because I've just gone for the longest stretch of my day without eating, I typically work out immediately after waking up, and I like to be full through the morning. I tend to fix breakfast for the whole family every morning:

  • Courtney: Veggie egg-white omelette with avocado.
  • Nick: Veggie egg-white omelette with avocado, and a side of beans.
  • Macey: Regular egg, prepared in the way she feels that morning, fresh fruit, pumpkin oatmeal.
  • Jack: Regular eggs, typically scrambled with ham and vegetables, and fresh fruit.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Summer Body-Fat Cut

Background

Courtney and I have been pretty good about exercising and eating well in general, and I've had great results focusing on a better diet over the last year or so. That being said, I found that, for me, our Saturday "cheat day" crept into Friday afternoon/evening, and sometimes into Sunday, and was affecting my overall results.
I decided to try out a six-week body-fat cut, and Courtney was adventurous enough to join me.

I joined the Kansas City Ultimate league this year, and felt that the stretch of weekly games over the summer would be a perfect way to maximize my cardio during this cut. It actually paved the way for the rest of this six-week plan.

We started on July 7th and ended on August 16th.