Faster Way to Fatloss (FWTFL) Week 1 Meal Plan Ideas

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Happy Thursday guys!

I finally had the chance to sit down and get my little food blog together for you guys. I have been getting so many questions about the program and what I am eating so I figured I would show you a few of my days from week 1 and give you a little background. All I can say is, FWTFL has definitely changed my life.

Day 1 & Day 2 (Monday & Tuesday) when you first start are low carb days. This means you increase your fat intake and decrease your carbs to under 50g. It sounds hard, but you will find things you like that will help you stay under this number!

Lunch, Dinner & Snack, Day 1 & 2:

For lunch I had 1 cup of Cauliflower Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s (SO GOOD), 1 Mild Sausage link form Wegmans, and 1 cup of brussel sprouts, 1 tbsp of olive oil, and a 1/2 of an avocado.

For dinner I had 3/4 cup of riced cauliflower sauteed, 2 cups of baby arugula, 1/4 cup red kidney beans, 1/4 cup black beans, 3oz tri tip steak, 1/2 of an avocado, 1 tbs red wine vinegar, and 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking & 1 tbsp of olive oil for dressing. It was delicious!

For a snack I had a homemade pancake that consisted of 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 large egg, and topped with some peanut butter cooked in 1 tbsp coconut oil.

In order to make it easier in my first week, I decided to eat the same thing the first two days to get used to it. It actually really helped. I also ate as best I could with the macros in my prep week to prepare!

Day 3 & 4 (Wednesday and Thursday) are your regular macro days. That means whatever your carbs, fats, and proteins are in the app, you eat it all! For example my macros are: 195g carb, 52g fat, and 78g protein, & believe me it is a lot!

Lunch, Dinner & Snack, Day 3 & 4:

For lunch I had 159g of Fried Rice from Trader Joe’s (SO GOOD), 1 cup roasted brussell sprouts, 1.5 tbp of oil used for cooking, and 1 Mahi Mahi Burger from Trader Joe’s.

For dinner I went with Chicken Breast Nuggets, another trader favorite, and penne pasta with everything bagel flavoring on it. I had regular pasta without realizing we should be staying gluten free so I switched it out for gluten free pasta the next day.

For a snack, I had 1.5oz Roasted Plantain Chips and a 1/2 banana with protein powder and water shake!

Day 5 (Friday) is a low macro day. This means you eat 25% less of each macro. For lunch I had the same arugula and bean salad as day 1 & 2 and for dinner I had the same lunch as the day before just smaller portions with plantain chips as a snack again.

Day 6 (Saturday) is back to a regular macro day & Day 7 (Sunday) is back to a low macro day.

Here are two more things I made that I have some pictures of:

Honestly, thank god for the prep week. It really helped me prepare for the different days and helped me learn about the program. I am in week three and still eating most of the same stuff but found new items I am loving and will share with you soon. I have not weighed myself, but I have lost about 4.5-5 inches in all so far.

If you would like to read more about the plan, you can read more HERE.

As always, I am an open book! If you have any questions, shoot me a comment or DM!

XOXO,

Nina

Overnight Oats & Fitness Update

This post will be a little fitness update as well as one of my go-to breakfast meals, Overnight Oats. I am currently doing 80 Day Obsession (beachbody program) and it is all about timed nutrition and fueling your body at the right times. As a part of the program they say you should be eating a hearty meal 1 hour prior to working out. I workout everyday at 6am due to my work schedule which means I have to eat at 5am. I obviously do not want to get up and cook something so I have been doing overnight oats and loving it.

Ingredients: 

4 oz Almond Milk

1/2 frozen banana

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1 scoop Protein Powder

I make a smaller portion for myself since I am eating so early so you can obviously increase the ingredients based on how you want it. I usually also put almond butter in there but didn’t want to today. I put all the ingredients in and mix them together. I use a frozen banana because I found that when it thaws out overnight, it gives the oats a really good taste. The banana will obviously turn brown by the morning time, but it gives it a really sweet flavor. I sometimes do blueberries and strawberries or other fruit, it just depends what kind of mood I am in. If I am not using any fruit I usually put about a tsp of honey to make it a little sweeter.

I then mix everything together and just put it in the fridge until the next morning. I mix it all together again before I eat it, and it tastes amazing. I use the cinnamon in the morning to top it off. See below for the next day:

ENJOY!

Fitness Update:

So, as I mentioned above, I am doing the 80 Day Obsession by Beach Body. I am on day 11 and loving it! I started doing BBG for the 3 weeks between The Max Challenge and 80 Day Obsession and I didn’t feel challenged enough, and I also wanted something with a set meal plan to follow. There were food ideas but no meal plan and I found myself starting to stray, eat unhealthy, and start to gain a little weight back. I am the type of person who needs consistency and a good plan to follow. Nothing against BBG at all. Once I get to the weight I want to be I will do BBG for maintenance and to maybe gain more muscle.

80 Day Obsession is similar to 21 Day Fix with measuring your food in the given containers and following a set meal plan, except it is much longer. I contemplated doing the 21 Day Fix since I only have about a month until Miami and I want to get more toned, but decided to do a longer program to keep myself accountable.

I am absolutely loving it so far. I find the workouts extremely challenging but in a good way. I look forward to that 6am workout and truly give it my all. I can’t wait to see what the remaining 69 days are like. For me even though I will be going away for a Bachelorette Party, to Miami, and will be in a wedding during the 80 days, I was excited to know that this would end right around the time I go to Aruba and gave me a reason to keep pushing play! I will keep you all updated as it progresses and give updates through the multiple phases of the program. I have not stayed 100% strict. I would say about 95%, but that is what I need in order to stay on a program and be happy!
What keeps you motivated? What workout program are you currently doing? Let me know in the comments below.

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