Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sorry for the Lack of Posting : (



I am always excited to share all of my new and exciting recipes but I am boxed in right now with my menu. My doctor has me on a 1300 calorie diet which has really limited my creativity in the kitchen. Here is my menu as of late:

7:30           Green Smoothie
9:30           Pure Bar
12:00         Green Smoothie
2:00           Carrots and Raw Hummus
4:00           Chocolate Raw Protein Smoothie
6:00           Salad w/ lots of veggies and my Tahini Dressing

Yep, pretty boring. The doctor wanted me to get more protein in because of all the weight lifting I am doing. I am to drink 3 protein drinks a day. To do this, I added the Raw protein to make a chocolate shake and I add hemp protein to my green smoothies. I am keeping track of my protein intake and I am getting around 70-80 grams a day. This is a far cry from the 130 I used to eat when I was non-vegan and I was averaging about 25 grams on my Raw diet before I added the extra smoothies.

When I go back to see the doctor next Tuesday I'll be able to tell if all of this extra protein was worth it. She will be taking my body fat and cell hydration levels again. She will also check if my basal metabolic rate is up because of the extra protein. I hope it's been worth it. I also hope she lets me add more calories in so I can have some variety.

The good news is I don't have to put a lot of thought into my meals at this point. The bad news is my creativity in the kitchen is yearning to get out again and it can't : ( My beloved kale chips, oh how I miss you, sniff, sniff.......

Nicole

6 comments:

Permission to Mother said...

Are you going to a weight loss center or age mangement clinic?

TheFitnessFreak said...

Denise, My doctor is a preventative maintenance doctor and he has a program in place for people who want to lose weight and improve their diet. I decided it would be a good idea to have someone to be accountable to so I am going to check in with them about twice a month or so. I like it because they can check all of my info not just what the scale says. I hope to see more improvement there than what the scale is showing.

Nicole

Permission to Mother said...

When my patients make lifestyle changes and don't see the results on the scale, I like to remind them them that other parameters like choesterol, blood pressure, inches are often better. Weight is only one parameter. I find it unusual that you noticed results and the doctor found something to the contrary.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Denise, My Raw diet has definitely improved ALL of my "numbers". My cholesterol is 126 and all of my liver, kidney functions are fantastic. That is enough for me to stick with it for sure. I have past eating disorders so the scale moving anywhere but down frightens me. I am in counseling to move past that and I know that will help the most : )

Nicole

Permission to Mother said...

Keep up the great work. I enjoy your posts.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thanks Denise : )