What’s That Brown Thing?
Well, hello there friends
I am so happy that all of you liked my very first WIAW I didn’t really intend on writing a WIAW post, but I thought it would be interesting and helpful for those of you who are considering following the LIVEFIT Trainer in the future
Last night I forgot to mention that there are three different phases within the program, so the meal plan changes with each phase. I can continue to update you as I progress through the program, though.
Basically, the meal plan for Phase 1 looks like this:
Meal 1: Starch + Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
Meal 2: Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
Meal 3: Starch + Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
Meal 4: Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
Meal 5: Starch + Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
Meal 6: Protein + Vegetables (unlimited)
However, the meal plan is flexible. Throughout my time “following” along with the program (since summer, but actually starting last week) I have noticed that many people get very caught up with the meal plan and stress a lot. It is really all about clean eating and proper portion size, though. If your body needs more food then increase the portion sizes, but just keep eating “clean”! It’s pretty simple, right!?
One other thing I must mention is the fat. Where does it fit in?
For the program Jamie suggests using MRM Smart blend capsules (2 capsules twice a day) and 1 serving (1 TBSP) of a “healthy” fat per day. I do not have the capsules yet, so I have just been adding my fats in throughout my day as needed
Fats are essential and it is important to consume at least 20% of your total caloric intake from fat. At least. Remember, do not fear fat. We need it And we function better with more of it! (Ironically, the television show The Doctors even touched on this topic today! Look at me, all up in my nutrition knowledge and what not You’d have no idea I am a nutrition student would ya!?)
After last night’s post I was surprised with the abundance of comments I received asking about “what that brown thing was” (Ok, maybe no one said brown thing, maybe chocolate thing, but carrying on…)
Nonetheless, the comment reminded me of one of my favourite childhood books…
“Those Green Things”
Have any of you read this book before? It’s so adorable. It’s about a little girl who let’s her imagination run wild as to “what the green things” around her house could be. I remember her thinking that the green socks in the laundry basket were lizards and that the spinach in her omelette were bugs and worms!
Oh, childhood memories Gotta love ‘em!
So, getting back on track…
That “brown thing” at the end of my post last night was my casein protein “fudge” It’s my usual night time snack and it is so delicious – just as it looks!
Chocolate Protein “Fudge”
1 scoop casein protein powder
In a bowl, mix casein powder with water. I slowly add the water, so the fudge doesn’t become too watery. I have never measured the exact amount of water I mix into the protein powder, but I add a TBSP or two at a time until I get it to the consistency I want. Then I form the thick mixture into a ballish looking thing (?) and let it sit in the fridge for a bit
Once I am almost ready for bed, I take it out of the fridge and top it with almond butter and
Let me know if you try this! It’s amazing.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Have you ever read Those Green Things?
What is your favourite source of “healthy” fats? I just tried macadamia nut oil today for the first time It was wonderful, but nothing compares to my walnut oil
I’m off to Starbucks for a tea date with Chelsea! We both are in dire need of a study break!
Have a wonderful night friends!
Lots of love!