Phase II: Week 2

There are three phases of the Warriors Diet. This week we are on phase II: High FatPhase
The purpose of this phase is to train the body to maximize the utilization of fat fuel for energy and thereby activate genes that turn fat storing cells into fat burning cells. 
  Most of the Fat will come from nuts, which I love.

This week should train your body to shift from cravings from carbs (and sweets) into craving fat foods. SO, this week I am promising to  give up sweets until next sunday :(. Let's see if I can make it happen.

The book details the eating plan for the week which you can find here. Because I am a total binge eater :X, I don't eat for 20 hours than I consume all my calories in a period of 4 hours so my plan will look like this:

Morning       1 glass of warm water with lime
                    Green tea

Mid Morning: Coffee

Lunch:            Coffee

** I need to drink 1L of water

                      Protein shake -  2 scoops of protein, .5 cup of almond milk, 50g strawberries
                      Salad- Lettuce, spinach, tomato
                      1oz feta
                      1 tablespoon of dressing
                      Steamed veggies- broccoli, green beans

                      3 oz of shrimp
                      1/2 c edamame
                      1/4 c of quinoa

                      Protein Shake- casein shake
                      Greek yogurt
                      30g Pecans
                      28g silvered almonds
                      Stevia packet (2)

This is the macros I will be following :

I track all my meals on myfitnesspal.com.

Weekly Goals:
- Drink at least 1 gallon of water a day 
-NO Sweets until Sunday, on sunday I will have a bake off :)(: for halloween YAY!!!
I weigh myself on Sunday morning too!!!

My meals will change from day to day  so this is just a sample.


Watch me work

Name a diet, I've probably done:
- 3 day diet 
- grapefruit diet
- cabbage soup diet
And the list goes on and on yet, here I am talking about needing to lose weight,  which clearly means diets don't work. It's all about changing the way you eat, changing the relationship you have with food and that is what I am trying to do. Obviously, it's easier said then done and to be hobest with you, if there is one thing that I've learned is that no one thing works for everyone. You have to work with your body and see how your body reacts. Exercise is also important. You have to move, you have to be active. If you've never exercised before start slow, nothing too crazy. Find something you like whether it be dancing or swimming or jumping, find the one thing that Actually makes you happy and doesn't feel like a chore. You're going to need to because we are talking  about long term changes here. It's up to you and only you to make those changes and they have to be easy doable otherwise you'll find yourself back at step one. Which is where I find myself now. 
You see, I am an all or nothing type of girl and that probably works for some people but not for me. I am either giving 100% or -100% and more often than not I find myself on the negative spectrum which is why I have to change my approach. Change is good, change is positive. 

Girl on a mission

I am on a mission to get in the best shape of my life. So much has changed in my life recently. After graduatin college in June 2013, I ended a 5 year relationship and moved to the DC metropolitan area. I managed to keep well balance between being an unpaid intern and fitness but when I finally got a full time job  that all changed. All of a sudden I am exhausted, I find no interest in working out and I find myself over indulge in way to sugary foods. 10 extra pounds later, I am here..  Sitting on a metro, running late to work, once again, feeling fat and bloated. I wore a dress because I am pretty sure nothing else in my close fits. I feel uncomfortable and unattractive. My confidence level is non existent and I've realized my uncomfortableness is perspiring I my job. I don't want to do anything, I just want to lay in bed all day and do nothing at all. I am not in a good place at all. I've allowed myself too many distractions including wasting my time with boys and a few men.  And I say, wasting my time, because I knew going in that I wanted to have nothing serious with any of them. Because of boredom I allowed myself to waste my time. So pretty much I have hit rock bottom in all aspects of my life. Now I am left to pick up the pieces of what was once and overly confident, happy in a long term relationship, fit girl.

**if this is how you feel rigt now, know you are not alone. If I can do, 
it you can too. No need to wait untill Monday or next month or the new year. Let's start together, today!! Join me on my fitness journey. It will be long and hard but I promise you it will be worth it!!!!!**