Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Diet Fix Day Four: Cook
Today I was feeling very tired of the same protein sources -- I was eating a lot of cheese, and that doesn't seem like a terrific option. I decided to make a recipe out of the book for a snack -- the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein bars. I wasn't so sure when I saw them in the pan -- they looked a little flat and weird. But they taste like a No-Bake cookie and they are low in sugar and high in protein. The KIND bars are still better, but these are something different. I would definitely make them again. Sorry that they aren't very photogenic.
For dinner I made grilled chicken breasts and these green bean "fries." They didn't turn out crispy as promised, but they were very good. I just had half of my chicken breast and a lot of the green beans and got plenty of protein for the meal.
I realized (and posted on yesterday's post) that I was getting too bunched up about the calorie counts -- this is all supposed to be a learning experience and not a quick-weight-loss program. Today's calorie counts came down quite a bit, as I am learning what works with this plan. I'm thinking I might make some hard-boiled eggs for snacks -- I have always liked those.
Today was easier, I'd say the DDD was maybe a 3, and only that high because I felt like I couldn't look at another piece of cheese -- and that has always been one of my favorite foods! Any great protein sources besides eggs, nuts, seeds, cheese, meat, protein powder, protein bars? Leave them in the comments.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07