On Thursday I told you all my plans of getting my health under control. This post is focusing more on the food aspect of taking control of my health.
So backing up, here were the two food related items I wrote about on Thursday:
As far as diet goes, I am starting the 90 Day Visalus Challenge on Monday. I have seen some amazing women transform on this, and have decided that it will at least kick-start my weight loss goals. I’ll have two shakes per day, which really is perfect for my busy lifestyle. Add in two snacks and a healthy dinner, and I really am hoping that I will be able to take control of my weight.
Okay, so first things first, do you know how many calories you should eat based on your gender, age, and activity level? Because I honestly had no idea! So here is a breakdown for you:
So based on my gender, age, and the fact that I am somewhat active, I should be eating between 2000 and 2,200 calories to maintain my current weight. Sounds right around average. Because it takes approximately 3500 calories to create a deficit, and thus, lose weight,
I would like to see me lose around 1.5 pounds per week, so I’m going to aim for a deficit of 750 calories per day. That leads me to eating around 1250 to 1450 calories every day. I’m tracking these calories using MyFitnessPal (so feel free to add me and keep me accountable).
I’m also planning on cooking more. I would like to make dinner six nights per week and avoid eating out (or eating junk). I’m planning on talking to Mr. Mississippi to see if we can meal plan together and buy dinner groceries together, because it is a good time for us to get together. Our dinners are usually late (due to my night classes and his working) but if we can make a dinner together (or one cooking for the other) it will be healthier and we will spend more time together.
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As for me? I’m planning to use the Low Fat for Two Grocery List (here is a sample). Everything sounds delicious and Mr. Mississippi is already all for it!
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