The P.O.A plan of action.
Start Date: Monday 18th September 2017
Target: lose 16lbs (Then maintain)
Current Weight: 156 lbs
Plan: To consume less calories than I burn. #caloricdeficit
Based on this calculator, http://www.calculator.net ,which takes into account your height, age, weight and weekly activity it resulted that I burn just under 2000 calories per day.
By eating the same amount of calories that you. burn, you maintain your weight, by eating more calories we add on weight and by eating less we lose weight.
Workout: 2 days of 1 hour kickboxing (which I have been doing for 3 months now), 3 days of 1 hour tennis (Have been doing for the past 2 years but mostly doubles so not so much of a workout as playing singles) and 3 days of 30mins walking ( New addition)
Eating Plan: Consume under 1500 calories per day. Allowing for a splurge if need be (once a week, if)
Reduce: Carbs, sugar, salt & alcohol.
My usual day in the past (just before Monday 🙂 consisted of: Carbs 3 times per day in the form of rice and flour. I would have at least, a glass of red wine every evening and the occasional gin & tonic after tennis. Sweets not so much, brown sugar in my coffee and let me say that I am so grateful that I have no affinity with chocolate. (I do however, LOVE homemade chocolate cake with butter frosting)
For meals, I will have: Breakfast/ Lunch/Snack(optional)/ Dinner
I will try to balance the calories. So I’m aiming for 1200 calories per day.
So maybe for example:
- 400 cals breakfast
- 300 cals lunch
- 500 cals dinner
Stay Tuned, I will post all/most of the recipes that I try- with reviews and sources. They will be recipes I have sourced, combined, tweaked or left as is. I will also post my weight loss update every Thursday.