Day 5–HSM day #1–is done and the spreadsheet is updated. Many fewer cravings today, maybe I was too busy or something to think about it.
HSM - 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast with no-cal seasoning, 1 oz spinach salad with 1 Tbsp. Balsamic vinaigrette and 1 Tbsp. Bacon bits (total of 28 calories added), 4 oz steamed jasmine rice, 4 oz steamed cut fresh green beans, 4 oz strawberries, 9 oz water; green beans and rice seasoned with salt and low-cal butter flavor seasoning. My normal shake size during this time is a bit more than 18 oz. – wasn’t full, wasn’t stuffed, wasn’t hungry. I weighed (cooked weight) everything and I totaled up a bit under 540 calories after I was done eating.
No weight training yet – I know that is an important part of the diet, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Lots of reasons, none of which will probably be good enough. I have bought everything I need to do it, now I just have to get to the doing. I think the numbers show that it will benefit me.
Is a large (3 scoop) shake supposed to carry you through the night? Otherwise, what is the deal with scheduling one of the 2 biggest shakes at bedtime?