Monday, July 27, 2020

Nutrition Update Week 8

I have stayed on the 183# plateau dipping briefly to 181.5# before climbing back up.  I feel like my portion size is large.  I certainly have enough calories to train.  However, I am still maintaining excess body fat.  I need to reduce portion size to make sure I feel hungry between meals.

I checked my waist diameter today at 38.5" (183.5#).  This compares favorably compared to 42.0" (194#) on January 8, 2020.

In the past 2 days, I have started incorporating Ascent protein drinks post workout for recovery and to reduce hunger.  A full packet 31 grams includes 25 grams of protein and a total of 120 calories.  I started with half a package just to make sure that my body tolerates it well.

For reference, I am pretty quick to grab 5 macadamia nuts which have about 115 calories or a dozen cashews which would be 108 calories.  

The Vanilla Bean flavor is quite tasty.  The first day, I mixed a shake with 4 oz water, 4 oz milk, half banana and ice.  The second day, I mixed a shake with 8 oz of water poured over ice.

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