OK, so it looks like I've eventually got my parents on my side. My mum is still skeptical, but for the most part she is willing to listen. Yay!
I just need help with what to eat :P
I know the basics. Meat, veg, healthy fats. What I don't know is the actual amounts.
I'm a fifteen-year-old girl. I'm 5'5", 11-12 stone (that's an estimate; we don't own scales). I do weightlifting 2-3x per week and HIIT 1-2x.
Normally, I have 4 eggs in coconut oil/butter, or 3 eggs in butter and 2 slices of bacon for breakfast.
Lunch is a salad, but we don't measure the meat, and i have a feeling I could use with some more to eat.
Dinner is meat and veg...but what meat? What veg?
Ideas for snacks?
Low-carb? Or sweet potatoes with dinner?
Also: how many times per month is it acceptable to "cheat"? I think I want to stay away from gluten forever if I possibly can (I've just thought; it's my friend's birthday next week. There'll be cake and pizza...) but I love ice-cream and chocolate, particularly dark chocolate. Would it be ok to have a tub of ice-cream, and maybe a dark chocolate bar, one or twice a fortnight? I'm a regular cinema goer, so they could be consumed there?
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on May 13, 2013
at 06:13 PM
So just my personal thoughts:
When I cook with fat, the fat is primarily used to keep the meat/ veggies from sticking to the pan. There is no need to eat gobs of fat from added sources (like coconut oil/ butter/ olive oil/ etc). Get your fat from your foods. You want coconut fat? eat a coconut.
Are you hungry? Do you have low energy? It seems like you are doing a good but of exercise, if you have the energy to get through your workout while also staying on top of your studies -- you are eating enough. If you are tired and hungry all the time, try eating a bit more.
I try to get at least one portion of fish, red meat, and shell fish every week. After that I eat based on desire.
In terms of vegetables, eat what you like -- experiment with ones you don't like. Staples (for me) include broccoli, spinach, kale, asparagus, and squash. I eat those on a multiple-times-per-week basis. Everything else is, again, based on desire or pairing with protein.
No reason to avoid starches, especially with teh amount of glycogenic exercises. But sweet potatoes are only one. There are lots of other starchy veggies, experiment with them.
I don't see any fruit on your daily diet. Fruit IS good for you. Enjoy it. Berries and bananas are especially good -- no reason to avoid them).
Cheats (and I hate that word, but you used it) are ok moderately. I would limit cheats as much as possible during weight loss. After that occasional cheats are fine. 4oz dark chocolate would be preferable to a tub of ice-cream IMO).
on May 14, 2013
at 03:51 AM
For my teen daughter, lunch is usually a large salad with sliced beef or lamb (leftovers from dinner the night before), 1/2 cup of berries with a Tablespoon of sour cream or yogurt, and some celery, carrots, cucumber, etc. Dinner is usually steak, lamb roast, pork chops, or rotisserie chicken with sauted veggies such as leafy greens or broccoli, and a cup or less of starch such as potatoes or white rice. She eats dark chocolate pretty regularly (one or two squares at a time, not the whole bar) and macadamia nuts but not cake and ice cream.
She eats out with friends 1-2 times per week, every week. I think this is okay if you are active and close to your ideal weight. Since you are still in weight loss mode, try to cheat as little as possible. Keep at it and you will get there!