Ok, so getting this macro thing under control is hard. I keep going over with fat. Now, I know, a lot of resources say that you don't have to worry too much. I'm just trying to get it leveled out. I'm worried if I don't get the macros sorted then I will stall. I am really hoping to lose about 20lbs. My ultimate goal weight is 30lbs from where I am now, but honestly it's more about how I feel.
Even with my macros not getting sorted, I am feeling better. Today there were no headaches and no nausea. I did get a little hangry, but that's normal. With PMS going on and my period coming up, I feel more emotionally stable than normal. This is super helpful. In a Curvy Girl Complications blog post, I'm going to talk about the "fun" of PMS.
Today, I am not entirely fussed about the macros. My boyfriend and I made our first Fathead pizza. I have included the link to the recipe I used for the dough. Again, I got this recipe from the 2 Keto Dudes Podcast, which I listen to on Podcasts on my iPhone. I have included more links this time to try and give you help finding the resources I use.
So today, I also tried a little something new. I have always done better with a biggest breakfast. I am trying to add more fat to my breakfast to fuel my day and then progressively eat less fat as the day goes on. It seemed to work quite well. While my macro balance, as I'll keep repeating, isn't quite right, I think this may help me in the long run.
Today I added coconut oil and cream back into my bulletproof coffee. I'm most likely going to take the coconut oil out as it adds a great deal of fat and is throwing me over in my macros. I'm going to scale down the fat in the coffee and and adjust some other breakfast components. My snacks, I'm changing them around to ones high in protein and lower in fat.
For example, today my lunch was tuna and an avocado. I am going to remove salami and cheese and macadamia nuts from my snacks. Macadamia nuts are delicious, but they are very high in fat and I am going by the keto calculator for what I need. If you're curious about calories, I tend to go over on the ones I'm eating, but I'm still seeming to break even for calories burned if you are curious. With keto that's not 100% necessary to make sure that's happening.
Now, recently, I have been feeling the itch to exercise. We are still going to try and take it easy. We are moving in just over a month and a half. (Where to is to be determined). We don't want to get set in a routine to have it shaken up. What we are going to try and do is take more walks together in the evening. I have gone from retail jobs where I am on my feet all day, to one where I am sitting. Please don't take this as a complaint. It's not. When I used the calculator to calculate my macros, I calculated this lack of activity into it. It's probably why my balance is hard to achieve, but I need to go based on the lack exercise I will be doing on a daily basis. I do plan on establishing a routine once we are settled in our new place, we both do.
Anyways, now back to the pizza. So, the crust is mainly mozzarella cheese, with added cream cheese, egg and some almond flour. You can choose your own toppings, just know they do have to be cooked beforehand because you are simply melting the extra cheese and not baking the pizza to cook the toppings.
The pizza is incredible. I'm not going to miss normal pizza with this substitute. It only took about 30 mins to make including making the crust. While the crust is baking, you can cook the toppings that you want to put on the pizza. Our toppings were pepperoni, ricotta cheese, mushrooms and more mozzarella cheese. So good.
My boyfriend is so sweet. He wants to make sure we are 100% a team at all times. I love this, but he actually needs to eat more than he is. He's not quite hitting his macros. I don't think that if he does that it will stop his weight loss. Well, off to get more rest.