Hi every one! I know it’s been so long since my last post! Ill try to post more often I promise. Well I’ve been working out for the last couple of months and now I want to try out the low carb, high protein and high fat diet. Because my carb intake is relatively high (I LOVE BREAD) and I’m so impatient with my gym workouts, I’ll follow a this diet for a week or two, as I need to boost my metabolism to burn more fat! I will be fasting couple of times as well during this phase. The story behind my fast is the article I read last night and as I fast in Ramadan it can’t be too hard for me! Anyhow, I’ll be posting everything I’ll have during this period ! Eliminating carbs in cooking is a challenge for me! So I though sharing it with you guys might be a good idea. Here’s the article: http://greatist.com/fitness/why-you-should-exercise-on-an-empty-stomach PS. I always kept an eye on my fat consumption but never thought of carb! Ill increase my fat ( new grocery list) and protein intake. So ill be trying new fatty food! I have also doubled my water intake, I drink 2 glasses of water before and after each meal.
Chicken breast with mushroom and cream
You would have to excuse my photos in the coming posts as I don’t have my camera with me, I’m using phone cam and I do suck at taking pictures I have to say.
Day one: (Fasted)
- 1 large chicken breast ( cut lengthwise/butterfly)
- 2 tbsp. of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia, Greek yogurt will work fine too)
- 1 cup sliced mushroom ( 3 to 4 mushrooms)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar,
- rub with paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried italian herbs
Add and heat olive oil, grill your chicken breast, around 5 min each side, on the unfilled side of your pan, add your mushrooms, suite, when mushrooms start to wet, take of your chicken and set aside. Add your cream cheese to the mushroom add salt and pepper. Stir no more than 1 minute. Top your chicken breast with mushroom and cheese. Enjoy your very quick and satisfying meal!
- lettuce – bunch
- 1 beetroot – squared
- 10 kalamata olives
- feta cheese squared
- 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs
- Dress with 2 teaspoons vinegar and olive oil.
1 scoop chocolate protein shake powder 2 tablespoon light soy milk In a bowl mix to form a thick pudding like shake. Enjoy ! – just to satisfy my sweet tooth
Snack 2 : I did not have dinner I was too full !
- 3 celery sticks- chopped
- 30 g feta cheese crubled
- 1 teaspoon zaatar
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
And thats all I had for day one.