Just a bit of an update on my roaring comeback to the new year…on night shift + giving this IIFYM business a try
Started IIFYM 5 days ago…already down almost 1.6 pounds. So that would work out to almost two whole pounds this first week doing it! 😀 hurray!
Also some more shocking news for you all, I ate a Peanut Butter Nanaimo square the 1st night, chocolate walnut brownie the 2nd night, ANOTHER PB Nanaimo square the 3rd night, and a slice of Peanut Butter Cheesecake (with Oreo cookie crust) last night. Yes, I have an obsession with peanut butter. Yes, I still lost weight while eating all of that.
I did that purposely to see if this “if it fits your macros” shiz actually works, and for the first part at least, it seems to. So I’ll continue on till I go home on Wednesday and transition back to a day schedule…omg kill me now.
Also, for anyone curious to know the foods I am eating on IIFYM and during a night shift, sample below:
MEAL 1 @ 3:30PM : 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese and 1 cup of strawberries.
4PM CARDIO + WEIGHTS SESSION
MEAL 2 @ 6:00PM: 8oz of BS chicken breast, 2 tbsp of medium salsa, 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup of basmati rice, 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli, 8 cucumber slices and 6 grape tomatoes.
MEAL 3 @ 9:00PM: 1 can of low sodium Oceans Chunk Light Tuna
Meal 4 @ 12:30AM: 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, 1 large banana, 2 tbsp of PB2, 1/2 tbsp of cocoa, 6 ice cubes
Meal 5 @ 3AM: Peanut Butter Nanaimo square
Meal 6 @ 6AM: Veggies and cheese omelette, 1 pork sausage, 1 cup of strawberries
Total calories: 1539
CARBS: 119 grams
PROTEIN: 140 grams
FAT: 62 grams
The only thing I have noticed is with “cheating” with your carbs, is you usually lack some fibre, and I did not meet the goal the IIFYM calculator gave me. Also, my “protein goal” is supposedly 183 grams (same as the weight I entered), and I don’t believe that you need that much protein in order to lose weight (I post the research article in a later post). Personally the last 5 days doing this, I’ve noticed I am full and satisfied at the end of the day, and the number I’ve consistently landed on for protein is 140ish. Also, I did not meet my 1869 calorie goal everyday…I’ve been getting really full about 1600-1700 so I’ve been stopping around there. Days where I have worked out more I have been able to meet that goal.