Dieting tips: A full day of eating to lose weight

Hey, fam. Life’s been awfully busy lately, so I haven’t been producing nearly as much content as I’d like. I’m back, though, and thank you for joining me.

I recently took my daily calorie intake down a bit, so let’s run through a full day of eating to see what that’s like.

My goal is to still be full while eating less calories, so I’m focusing on good foods that are very protein-dense to help me stay full and satisfied. I’m shooting for about 1,500 calories a day to see how my body reacts and if that’s sustainable. After about two weeks, I’m feeling good about it and have been losing weight slightly faster.

This is just what works for me. Everyone is different and it’s important to do whatever you’re comfortable with that works for you. Let’s get into it.

For my first meal of the day, I took down a couple delicious homemade buffalo chicken tacos. I simply seasoned and air-fried some fresh chicken tenders then threw them on low-carb tortillas with some buffalo sauce, light ranch dressing, lettuce, onions and low-fat cheddar cheese. I love keeping low-carb tortillas around for meals like this along with breakfast burritos and quesadillas. They still have good texture and flavor for between 60 and 80 calories a piece, depending on which flavor you opt for.

This meal came out to about 530 calories, 69 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbs.

For my snacks, I had a chocolate peanut butter protein bar (200 calories, 20 protein, 17 carbs) and a delicious bowl of “ice cream,” which was nonfat Greek yogurt, a serving of peanut butter and a serving of sugar-free maple syrup (290 calories, 25 protein, 16 carbs).

Come dinner time, I threw some air-fried chicken tenders on a bed of lettuce with some low-fat cheddar, onions, light ranch and sugar-free BBQ sauce for a delicious BBQ chicken salad. This came out to 400 calories, 60 grams of protein and only 10 carbs. I was a hair light on calories, so I had a chocolate rice cake for dessert to give me an extra 60 calories, one gram of protein and 12 carbs.

My daily total came out to about 1,480 calories, 175 grams of protein and 95 grams of carbs. It’s not the most lavish and interesting food, but it kept me full until the next day with the high protein level and it all tasted good, which is crucial to keeping on track with a diet.

Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if there are any questions. I’m always down to give some advice if it’s wanted. Much love and take care.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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