Saturday 19th – Here’s What I Chewed Today

Breakfast – Oatmeal, whey, peanut butter and hot milk

Snack 1 – raw carrot

Lunch – Two wholemeal slices of bread, 1 breast of chicken, mayo & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Snack 2 – star fruit x2

Dinner – Two chicken breasts pan fried in olive oil (i’m aloud one fancy meal a week 😛 yummy!) and Kangkung (a green leaf vegetable from Indonesia)

Snack 3 – half a watermelon.

The Night Before the Weigh-in, Burning Fat & Oatmeal

Tomorrow’s my first weigh-in after the initial weigh-in, I am looking forward to it and a bit apprehensive about it too.

It’s going to be ok, I have stuck well to my eating plan and I have been master of my strength training. I feel like I am getting addicted to the strength training, on my day’s off (for muscle recovery) I find myself missing pushing and burning through my workout.

What I am trying to achieve is weight loss, but my workouts (strength training) are not focused on burning fat they are focused on building up muscle. Lean muscle burns calories to keep going, the more muscles you have the more calories you’ll burn. Strength training is also powerful as you will keep on burning calories after you have finished training. Unlike cardio when you stop the calories stop burning too.

I can’t believe I was only finding this out, before I was tearing around on a bike and could not loose anything.

One of the other things that I have learnt since my quest for a healthy life is that there is a little powerful friend that we can have help us; enters Mr. Oatmeal.

Oatmeal is has so many benefits. Not only will it lower your cholesterol but a whole truck load of other goodies including keeping your blood sugar levels longer (so you won’t get hungry quickly again).

I love it, my mornings don’t feel complete without it. This is how I prepare it; I will boil some low-fat milk and then add my oatmeal to my bowl and then mix it with some whey. When the milk has boiled I just pour it over the top and mix it up good. And finally I add a table spoonful of peanut butter. Yummy!

Well its 8:30pm here now in Indonesia and I am going to spend some time with my wife and son before I go to bed (Getting good sleep is also very important, as your body needs time between workouts to recover and rebuild).

Well until tomorrow’s weigh in, goodnight!