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One More Week!!

5 Oct


Don’t Give Up! You only have 1 more week! This Sunday, 10/10 will be your last day. I see a huge slowdown on the food log posts, but I’m confident that even though you are not posting what you eat, you are still making good choices. Just as a reminder, good choices are, meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. What about milk, cheese, butter? If your goal is to lose weight, stay off it, if you want to maintain your weight, get stronger or just change your diet to a healthier diet, then you can take it but in moderation. But don’t quit! Incorporate a cheat once a week if it helps for you. If you have come up to a point where cheating is no fun anymore, then resist the temptation. Stay off the crack! Crack = carbs and sugar.

Here’s my food log summary for the past week:
One cheat day (after the cert test, for semi celebration): 1 sushi roll (rice=cheat) -> I really regretted this
Breakfast: 3 bacon, 2 eggs, 1-2 cups of fruits, 18 nuts, fish oil
Lunch: 5 oz meat (pork/steak), 2 blocks of veggies mix (cucumber, tomato, lettuce), nuts or avocado, fish oil
Dinner: 5 oz meat (pork/steak), 2 blocks of veggies/sweet potato, nuts or avocado, fish oil

Who’s up for a Closing party on Sunday 10/10?
Please post restaurant/food suggestions on comments.

For you who are unsure what bacon is good, and why it is good, here’s a quick guide to bacon from Mark Sisson.

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9/30 – B/L/D (Brian)

1 Oct

Breakfast
3 bacon strips
2 eggs
1 cup of strawberries
18 mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachio)

Lunch
5 oz of (left over ribs and chicken)
2 lettuce heads
half tomato
.5 cup of grapes
18 mixed nuts

Dinner
Fried Chicken Salad (looks like 3.5 oz of chicken, 2 lettuce heads, tomatoes, cheese) side of ranch dressing

9/23-10/1 (JV)

1 Oct

haven’t posted in awhile either… can’t remember what i ate last week but like Brian I do remember the cheat days.

Friday last week:
1 beer
2 slices of escape from NY pizza for happy hour

Weekend:
didn’t really cheat but ate a lot at the BBQ
mostly sausages and chicken sate

Monday:
post concert meal – bacon wrapped hot dog on a bun and some thai food

Thursday:
paleo lunch, slight cheat dinner
2 pints of coors light beer
chicken tenders

Going to Montreal this weekend for a quick break, hopefully i don’ cheat too much.

Haven’t worked out in a week either (sprained my back) but hopefully I can hit up Crossfit Montreal where my brother trains and check out their facilities and coaches.

Peace!

Good luck to everyone on our last stretch of the challenge…!

9/28: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (Brian)

29 Sep

Breakfast
3.5 oz kielbasa sausage
2 scrambled eggs
handful of cheese (cheat)
1 cup of strawberries

Lunch
3 chicken satay
1 chicken drumstick
2 lettuce heads
1 apple

WOD (Workout of the Day) – Lots of Lifting and PRs!

Post Workout Nutrition
2 scoops of whey protein

Dinner
@ Chipotle
1 order of chicken
1 spoonful pico de gallo
2 orders of lettuce
guacamole
some corn chips
all in a bowl

9/27: Summary of the Past Week

28 Sep


Wow, I just realized that I haven’t posted since 9/20 which was 8 days ago! I’m so sorry guys. We were busy preparing for the baby shower that happened last weekend and we had a couple of family visiting. Plus I had some excruciating pain on my back as a result of the chiropractor visit that I had on Wed last week. So I was trying to avoid sitting in front of the computer at all cost (unless when I was working). Don’t worry all is good, apparently the pain was simply my anatomy changing because of the adjustment that my doctor was trying to make. If you guys are curious on what’s going on with my neck, pinched nerve, etc, I’ll post more details on my fitness blog soon.

I’m not going to waste space on this blog trying to list out what I ate for the past 8 days because 1) most of them are the same 2) I don’t even remember 🙂 However, I do remember the cheats that I had throughout these days, so here’s a summary

Breakfast
Mostly a combination of the following
2-3 strips of bacon
2 sunny side up egg
2 cups of fruit (strawberries, grapes, banana)

Lunch
Mostly a combination of the following
Meat (beef, pork, chicken)
Veggies (Lettuce wraps, mushrooms, tomato, nectarine, apple)
Fats (avocado, nuts, olives)

Dinner
Same as lunch

Now to the saucy part, the cheats!!
Thu 9/23: Naan N Curry (1 whole naan – cheat!, spinach with cheese, chicken tikka masala)
Fri 9/23: Cafe Tiramisu (chicken on a bed of polenta, which apparently is “a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water” – cheat!)
Mon 9/27: King of Thai (Crispy noodles with seafood and gravy – cheat!). Followed by sharing a cup of Cookies and cream ice cream from Ghirardhelli (super cheat!)

You might want to know how I felt after that Monday feast. Here’s how it went:
1. After King of Thai, everything felt good. I was not filled with energy though because I felt surprisingly tired going up the hill walking back to the car (in downtown) with all of Betty’s shopping bags (damn Betty =))
2. After the ice cream, I felt a little bloated and gassy but let me tell you, ice cream felt so much more delicious once you’re off it for like mmm, 2 months?
3. As I got home from all that feast, which was 1 hour later, guess what? I got hungry! I was brushing my teeth, ready for bed and I felt like eating. I didn’t eat because I was more tired than hungry but if that was a lot earlier in the evening, I might be munching something by then.

When this happens to you, ask yourself, are you really hungry? Or is that your body asking for another insulin jolt because of that ice cream you just had. Resist that crave to eat more sugar. If you absolutely cannot hold it, then have fruits, veggies or some nuts. If you decide to eat some more bad stuff at this point, this is how you got fat.

Here are a couple of pics from the baby shower. Thanks everyone for coming:

9/21 – 9/22 B/F/D

23 Sep

9/21
Breakfast:
Chorizo and eggs
salsa guac

Lunch:
Asquew grill
1 skewer – balsamic beef
2 skewer – sante fe chicken
mixed greens
100% grass fed beef and free range chicken
good place to eat paleo except maybe the dressings have a lot of sugar

Happy hour:
6 pcs grilled shrimp
2 pcs chicken fingers 😛
2 vodka soda water

Late dinner:
Ceviche and 2 slices of avocado

9/22
Breakfast:

scrambled eggs with spinach, garlic and onions

Lunch:
Bowl of fruit
Caesar Salad with grilled chicken (healthiest I can order from work – out of town)

Dinner:
House of prime rib
1 King Louie cut with some spinach and bacon bits
some ceviche

09/22 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Sharon)

22 Sep

Breakfast – scrambled eggs with 2 sausages

Post-workout (Body Pump class) lunch – grilled chicken superfood salad from Leon; includes grilled chicken breast, wild rocket, edamame, haricot beans, and salad leaves with vinaigrette dressing.

Dinner – two sausages (I don’t have time to think about what to cook!!!) and spinach sauteed with butter.

After dinner – one banana, a handful of grapes, and a handful of blueberries.

Struggling to cook all the time or even think about what to cook that is Paleo…

9/21 Lunch and Dinner (Jake)

22 Sep

Lunch

1. Green Chicken Salad

Dinner

1. Green Salad

2. 3 strips bacon

3. 1 sausage

4. 2 pieces Jamaican Jerk Chicken

5. Sauteed Bell Pepper

6.  Paleo Cereal (Almond Milk, Blueberries, Strawberries, walnuts, almond nuts)

09/21 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Sharon)

21 Sep

Breakfast – smoothie from Crussh which contained: strawberry, banana, orange juice, and 98% fat free probiotic yogurt

Mid-morning snack – one small banana

Lunch – one cumberland sausage ring with boiled mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, sweetcorn)

Post workout (Spin & Tone class) – a handful of grapes

Dinner – two sausages

Also,

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words! 🙂 I have a couple of questions: how bad is yogurt? For me, smoothies are my breakfast go-to because it contains good, healthy fruits and it keeps me pretty full until lunchtime, BUT it always contains some yogurt. Also, why can’t we eat beans on a Paleo diet? and why is butter ok to eat? Doesn’t it come from milk/ dairy?

9/20 – Lunch/Dinner (JV)

21 Sep

Lunch:
Sai Vietnamese
1/2 order plate sauteed beef cubes
1/2 order vietnamese chicken salad

Dinner:
Sushi Rock
teriyaki beef
teriyaki chicken
3-5 pieces of Tuna sashimi
2 pcs of unagi sushi(thought i’d cheat with the rice but ended up removing it… woohoo! although i could imagine paris hilton doing something like that and the burger king commercial of “eat like a man” kept going through my head… see what advertising does to your brain?)