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You should probably be eating better than you are right now. Let's work on that together.
Odds are you're a bit overweight, or you're skinny with a terrible diet. I know this is a terrible time of year to start something like this but I thought it would be a good idea to have a place to share diet tips and hold each other accountable.
My plan is to share screenshots of my cronometer results. I've been using this and myfitnesspal but prefer this one. If I ever fall off the wagon please message me on here or tweet me @JarretWithOneT
to let me know to post my shit.
For me, weight has always been a constant battle and despite cleaning up my diet a lot in the last few years I'm still sitting around 183lbs on a 5'7" frame. The best I got to was around 160lbs in 2013. After that I started training more so I found I was always hungry and actually put on weight after I started doing more training. After I broke my foot I put on 15lbs and I'm still struggling to get that off. I balance that, because the diet choices I made in the last 2 years means that my IBD is in a really good remission now with my blood tests and other biomarkers looking really good...I just eat in excess.
I should note, I don't eat animal products...apart from honey (and limited). I cut out dairy years ago since it was a known and common trigger for my IBD and since cutting out meat and increasing fiber my CRP (blood inflammation) and fecal calprotectin levels have come to well below that of the average person. I have a modern family relationship with high blood pressure/cholesterol so eggs are out. My cholesterol was around 180 two years ago, not super high but at 28 it could have been the start of a trend. My last blood work 3 months ago had it just above 100. I have no desire to start consuming animal products again but I think it's cool if you do. I limit honey because, since it's a natural antibiotic, it can have some effect on my intestinal microbiome. My entire goal is to keep that microbiome in a state that supports good gut health and my IBD at bay and what I'm doing now seems to be helping that apart from the number on the scale.
Share some of your screenshots, or don't, and explain why you suck at dieting. Throw around some tips on how people can do better while still having some donuts every once in a while.
Day 1: Yesterday. 84.4kg - Breakfast was normal - 2 slices of silver hills bread, sunflower butter and banana. I got hungry around 11:30 so went to the work vending machine for a rice krispie treat. They're 100g of 100% carbs, 400 calories. They're so fucking addicting and I hate it. I failed to meal prep so for lunch I picked up a fried samosa with half a can of beans and two apples. I didn't have anything made for supper so I just microwaved a few potatoes and ate them with ketchup and a vegenaise dip (just vegenaise and chipotle/mango seasoning). Around 8:30 I had some chips and hummus as a snack. It was cold as fuck out and windy/snowy and I haven't connected the heater in my garage yet (treadmill/trainer in there) so I just wasn't up for any kind of workout.
Assessment: Way too much added sugar with the rice krispie treat and beans. I'm ok with sugar if it's eaten as a whole fruit. My sunflower seed butter is higher in fat than most peanut butter but at 8g of protein per 2tbsp it's not terrible. I like that I maintained only 21% of calories from fat and my 54g of fiber is encouraging but I could easily hit that by eating 600 calories less. Protein intake seems low but at 84kg the suggested amount (0.8g/kg) is on par. I've also seen suggestions that 0.8g/kg should be the standard for LEAN body mass, and not total body mass, which would mean I'm getting more than enough, perhaps even an excess, of protein.