So my Waist Goal game plan has been going pretty well. I’ve been doing lots of good high intensity workouts and I’ve taken out the white carbs for the most part. On the down side I said I’d have one dessert a week but I’ve already had dessert twice this week (woops! There’s my weakness.).
Part of my Waist Goal game plan is to: Start the Day with High Protein Breakfast
My reasoning is 1) I don’t need the energy from carbs for my sedentary desk job, 2) to keep me full for most of the morning, and 3) so I can save my starchy foods for dinner time (which is also my post-workout meal).
This has been working out pretty well so far this week, aside from this morning when I ate 2 bowls of bran flakes which were a leftover ingredient from for this month’s baking partners recipe (but I exercised not long after so no harm, no foul).
Here are a few of my breakfasts this week:
Eggs- not pictured, because I ate them in a rush.
Eggs are exclusively for mornings when I wake up 10 minutes earlier than normal which, given the ever-shortening days, is not likely to happen much any time soon.
soy milk + whey protein powder + 1/2 banana + ice
I like this because I can drink it at work and since it takes me a while to finish the whole thing that I forget about having a morning snack
Protein Banana Ice Cream
Frozen Banana + 1 Scoop Cookies & Cream Protein Powder + 2 Tbsp Soy Milk whirred in the food processor until smooth
This also makes a good post-workout snack and it’s delicious! Like, really, surprisingly good! It probably depends on the protein powder you use.
Cottage Cheese with Honey and Blueberries
dry cottage cheese + plain yoghurt + blueberries + honey + maca powder
Cottage cheese is really high in protein so it’s a good snack food. I noticed that all the cottage cheeses at my grocery store contained a bunch of weird ingredients except the dry cottage cheese (I use Western Creamery brand), so, PRO TIP: mix dry cottage cheese with a few spoonfuls of plain yoghurt to get the creamy cottage cheese consistency that you want.
Also, I’ve been topping it with maca powder which I got for free(! I love free stuff!) from Swanson Vitamins. I had been taking it in a pill form as prescribed by my naturopath to increase energy and stimulate metabolism. It also, apparently, increases libido which I wrote about here.
Turns out though, powdered maca is not so tasty (it has a funny earthy flavour) so I can only take it in small doses. About a teaspoon (or half) on my cottage cheese or in a smoothie isn’t too bad.
Know any other high protein breakfast ideas I could try?
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- Lose 6cm from my waistline
Start (Aug 15): 83cm/ 91cm/ 166.8lb
Aug 31: 82cm /89cm/ 166.8lb
Sep 10: 83cm/ 89cm/ 166.2lb
Sep 20: 83cm/ 89cm/ 166.2lb
Oct 1: 83cm/ 88cm/ 165.6lb
Oct 10: 82cm/ 89cm/ 166.6lb
Oct 31: 81cm/ 88cm/ 166.6lb
Nov 15: 81cm/ 87cm/ 169.4lb
Dec 1: 82cm/ 88cm/ 170.2lb
Jan1: 82cm/ 88cm/ 169.4lb
Feb 1: 84cm/89cm/171.8lb
Mar 15: 83cm/ 88cm/ 170.0lb
Apr 15: 82cm/ 88cm/ 170.0lb