I don’t know about all of you, but after Christmas and New Year, one of the things I look forward to is getting my food back under control and being organised in January. I’m at a point where much more weight loss isn’t really what I’m after as I’d like to recomp, ie add a little muscle but stay roughly within the same weight range, give or take 5 pounds or so.
I don’t want to drop too much more weight, as it will go from my face, instead of where I’d like the last of it to go, ie my belly, but I don’t like looking haggard. I’ll trade a bit of belly for some flesh on my face.
Hopefully some of the belly will go as I try to decrease body fat in total, but if it means my face gets too thin, I’ll put a couple of pounds back on again. It’s all about being stronger as I get older, rather than fitting into the smallest size clothes.
So, for the rest of this month, I am back into focussed mode, and that means eating as healthy as I possibly can, while increasing the amount of exercise I do. Over Christmas, I’ve only done a few runs, and most were on a treadmill. I don’t mind admitting, that two days ago, my first run outside for a month was punishing. It took a km for my lungs to settle, and at 4k, the tops of my legs got still although easier to run. I stopped around the 5k, as I didn’t want to risk getting injured. I can still pound out 10k+ on the treadmill, but outside is different, especially if there’s some wind.
My internet connection is pretty rubbish at the moment, so I can’t upload the new videos I have sitting waiting, but in the meantime, I’ve added posts that have some of the food I’ll likely be eating. I’m aiming for 1300 calories and 100g protein a day. As I don’t eat that much meat at the moment, finding protein in lower calorie foods is a challenge, hence my choices below.
My Go To Foods This Month
- Protein Powder – My choice is MyProtein, due to how easy it is to get and value for money. Want to get a discount on your first order? Click here to use my referral code and get 25% off your first order if it’s over £25.
- Protein Bars – Again, I go to MyProtein, and get their High Protein version as it’s nearly 30g protein in each bar.
- Dried Mango.
- Medjool Dates.
- Skyr – Various Flavours.
- Mixed Berries.
- Persimmon and Banana.
My Trusty Filler Recipes