Meal Plan Friday: 5/13 – 5/19/2018

So the prior week to starting my fasting tracking, I did pretty darn well with the plan. Then I had one major hiccup, the weekend. Mr. H and I were kid free and we indulged a little bit in some foods we don’t get to eat regularly (sushi and Greek food, yum yum!) I also didn’t get my workouts done at their usual time, but oh well, it happens! But that hasn’t stopped me from slightly rearranging last week’s plan to make a smooth transition into this Meal Plan Friday.

The only big change I really made to last week’s plan was to move Sunday’s meal to the end of the week on Saturday. It lessens my last fast of the week going into next week’s plan (see below.) Some parts of fasting are harder than others, especially after indulging in some not so keto friendly foods. But it’s ok.

I have taken on this new methodology to retrain my brain with how it views this new way of nutrition. I’m no longer letting myself think “Oh, you ate some bad food, now YOU HAVE to fast.” No. That is like a punishment and brings in really bad, negative vibes. And if I’ve learned anything from trying to lose weight and eat better, it’s that you should never punish yourself when it comes to something like food.

Instead, I am now making myself think “Yay! I get to fast and help my body adapt and change the way it burns its energy.” Yes, I GET to. It feels like a reward for taking care of myself and eating better foods that I also get to fast to help promote healthy fat burning. And in this way, I am using fat for energy instead of sugar and it is so much better for my energy levels.

I am also excited this week to move on from hard-boiled eggs to soft-boiled eggs. Honestly, I’ve never had soft-boiled eggs so this is a completely new adventure for me (and I really hope I do like them this way!) I am also continuing through my new recipe book for dinners and am excited to have some of these meals this week! And I must say that some of them are out of my comfort zone of foods I like to eat.

Meal Plan Friday: 5/13 – 5/19/2018

Sunday (5/13)

Breakfast: Soft-Boiled Egg and Bacon

Lunch: House Salad

Dinner: Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato Fries and Broccoli (Chocolate Cupcakes)

Monday (5/14)

Breakfast: 36-hour fast (Sausage and Eggs for C)

Lunch: 36-hour fast (PBJ for C)

Dinner: 36-hour fast (Spaghetti for C)

Tuesday (5/15)

Breakfast: Soft-Boiled Egg and Bacon

Lunch: Charcuterie Plate

Dinner: Deviled Crab with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Wednesday (5/16)

Breakfast: 24-hour fast (Sausage and Apples for C)

Lunch: 24-hour fast (Grilled Cheese for C)

Dinner: Sweet Curry Chicken with Green Onion Rice and Carrots

Thursday (5/17)

Breakfast: Soft-Boiled Egg and Bacon

Lunch: Taco Salad

Dinner: 24-hour fast (Chicken and Veggies for C)

Friday (5/18)

Breakfast: 24-hour fast (Sausage and Eggs for C)

Lunch: Leftover Pot Roast (currently in my freezer!)

Dinner: Chicken Wings with Green Beans and Sauteed Carrots

Saturday (5/19)

Breakfast: 36-hour fast (Waffles for C)

Lunch: 36-hour fast (PBJ for C)

Dinner: 36-hour fast (Homemade Pizza for C)

Weekly Update

Pounds Lost: -0.6 (I gained back about half a pound)

Inches Lost: 0.25

I should note that I was a little bad after the weekend hiccup so my stats update isn’t as great as it could be. I kept to my meal plan but ate a little too much when I could eat. However, getting back into the swing of things is going ok and I’m ready to see big results with next week’s check-in! Plus I am positive that the fasting I did manage to follow appropriately prevented me from gaining back any more weight than I did and still allowed me to not gain inches back. Bring on next week!

Disclaimer: It should be noted that I have no medical degree. I have done my own research into
fasting and the keto diet and have decided to make these changes for myself. If you try
fasting on your own, please do research and consult a doctor. If at anytime you feel sick
during a fast or diet change, please eat and see a doctor!

2 thoughts on “Meal Plan Friday: 5/13 – 5/19/2018

  1. Great mindset for success! I admire your ability to fast. I always get severe headaches if I miss even a snack.

    1. Thank you! I used to have a lot of trouble fasting. But I’ve done a lot of research and practiced in small increments to work up to bigger and longer fasts. (It’s also easier when you’re not the only one participating, lol.)

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