I am in the lowest level calorie bracket (168 lbs or less), so I get 3 greens (veggies), 2 purples (fruit), 4 reds (protein), 2 yellow (grains/milk/cheat), 1 blue (approved dairy, nuts), 1 orange (fats, dressings), 2 tsp (fats, nut/seed butters). Also I am supposed to drink 1/2 my weight in oz in water (164/2 = 82 = ~10 cups)
1 green/1 purple = 1 cup. 1 red = 3/4 cup. 1 yellow = 1/2 cup. 1 blue = 1/3 cup. 1 orange = 2 Tbsp.
Breakfast: 1 breakfast shake. 1 glass (2 cups) water.
Tally: 1 red, 1 yellow (since I'm using milk based protein)
Snack: Apple + 2 tsp. Peanut Butter. 1 glass (2 cups) water.
Tally: 1 purple. 2 tsp.
Lunch: 1.5 cups chicken, 2 cups carrots & celery, 2 Tbsp. creamy herb dressing. 1 glass (2 cups) water
Tally: 2 red, 2 green, 1 orange
I'm pretty sure I measured the chicken heavy handed when I was packing it up last night. Even so, I was only able to eat maybe half of it. I finished most of the veggies minus a couple carrot sticks which I'll add to dinner. I guess I can have the chicken if I get hungry later, but after that meal I'm thinking diet is not the correct word for this plan!
Dinner: 1 cup broccoli, 3/4 cup chicken, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup rice. 1 glass (2 cups) water with a splash of juice.
Tally: 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow.
Simple, but I found it super delicious.
Snack: 1/2 banana. 1 glass (2 cups) water.
Tally: 1 purple
I did super well on my plan today and stuck to the meals I outlined. I never once felt hungry, and often felt stuffed to the brim. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to lose weight eating so damn much, but we'll see. I even managed to turn down birthday cupcakes at the office. Look at them! It took much willpower.
The workout: Total body cardio. At first I was thinking I was in for some smooth sailing. But about half way through I definitely needed to switch to modified version. I feel like I still got a good workout in though, heart rate definitely got elevated and I feel like I will be sore tomorrow. An interesting thing about this plan is back to back workouts for 3 weeks with no rest day, I'm curious to see how that pans out.
Day 1: Done! 20 to go.