Net calories – 70
That’s not a typo: I managed to net SEVENTY calories! It wasn’t intentional, but things just worked out that way because I decided to try a bit of intermittent fasting and exercised a lot. Also, that doesn’t even include the calories burned from lifting, so I probably came out negative! (That is, I probably burned off what I ate with just physical activity beyond my BMR)
And I felt good all day long! (Despite that time of the month, in fact.) I waited to eat til noon besides a coffee with almond milk in the morning, and even managed to do well on the calorie count despite going for a chocolate biscotti later while writing at my favorite cafe.
And most importantly, my Vitamix arrived today!! Once I got the mail room notification, I walked a 9-minute mile to get home right before the mailroom closed (it has horrendously short hours). I made my first savory green smoothie, but made the mistake of adding extra-firm tofu because it’s all I had and I wanted some extra pre-workout protein. So the smoothie had horrible texture and I could only drink half of it–time to pick up some silken tofu! I made up for it with a super delicious almond milk-date-maca shake afterwards, though. 🙂
Despite such a deficit, I still managed to kill it at the gym and had one of the best workouts ever–1.5 hours of lifting followed by 30 minutes of HIIT because I still had so much energy to get out. I couldn’t even stop moving once I got home, I just wanted to keep going!
Exercise: Walked 7 miles + lifting + HIIT
- Almond milk, soy creamer, cocoa powder: 85
- Seitan tikka masala: 240
- Almond butter + chocolate chips: 220
- Savory green smoothie: 180
- Almond milk date shake: 110
- Tea: 45
- Biscotti: 145
Total: 1020 | Exercise: 950