i put my grill pan to work today. this morning's breakfast was slow cooked oats over grilled bananas and dusted with cinnamon. putting heat to a banana always helps it release more of its natural sugars. i might not ever use brown sugar again! it was so good! course i had my eggs too with fresh cilantro and some dijon mustard.
i woke up feeling very loose in my mid-section...definitely not as tight all over as last week.
not being funny or insensitive at all. as you know, i started carb cycling monday and i'm going to bed tonight like a kid at Christmas cause tomorrow is my HIGH CARB DAAAAAY!!!!! this explains my bloated/loose feeling and why when i used to skip meals in order to fit in a dress (long, long time ago when i didn't know any better), it never really worked for me. ever. when your body doesn't know the next time it'll get some food after an extended period of time, it begins to store whatever is left in there as fat. thus, reversing the very thing you are trying to do! restricting meals creates slowed metabolism, cravings, and ultimately, weight gain. just a bad, bad domino effect. so, when i did finally eat, i was SO HUNGRY and always ended up eating way too much. well, by then my metabolism had crashed and it couldn't work fast enough to burn all the food i just straight stuffed my face with which just makes everything worse. again, sad situation. don't do that! OK?
off by more than 100 cals! my hr watch never tells me such lies, hmph!
per my trainer, by tomorrow, (after adding a higher amount of carbs back into my diet and after my weight workout of course) my muscles should be popping out and waving HELLO, and i'll appear 'bigger' and more defined. well we'll just have to see then, won't we. will post my after pic then to see if we can spot the differences.
i hit up Sams on the way home for some sirloin and they only had the really thick cuts, so i went with that. got my grill pan out again for dinner tonight and put the burner on as high as it would go. meanwhile,
my steaks were marinating in more liquid aminos, green onion, fresh cilantro, and black pepper. i trimmed the fat beforehand.
sprayed my grill pan (found at Walmart for 17 bucks) with Pam first, and cooked it for 7 min on one side,
and 6 mins after flipping. far from dry!!! are you kidding me?? so much flavor and tenderness just after a few minutes. key things- HIGH heat, and marinate it for at least 30 min first and you won't go wrong.
Instagram sirloin collage:)
i did some mid-week prepping after dinner tonight and cooked up a vat of brown rice and mixed it with some fresh chopped cilantro and lime juice.
i also baked some chicken breasts with those McCormick seasonings (smokehouse maple, lemon pepper, garlic and herb, and montreal chicken), and some dried parsley.
in conclusion, i should really stop complaining cause my low-carb days could be NO-carb days :lol: about those- no-carb diets are often associated with lack of focus, low metabolism, uncontrollable cravings, and low energy levels. carbs are so NOT the enemy when it comes to weight-loss, so bump what you heard!!! ever wonder WHY you don't have the energy to workout and feel terrible when you try to cut carbs completely? cause you NEED them. so don't do that either!
heading to bed to dream about CARBS.