Day 2: The canteen problem on the job

After day one with a good execution of the diet came day 2. It started with the protein panckake the same as the day before but the lunch turn the good execution of the day before over the board.

On my job, we have a canteen, free, for lunch. The food is quite ok, but you have to schedule the lunch the week before. For this day I’d chose a traditional portuguese dish, Bacalhau à Brás. 

That’s codfish, salted, with fried potatoes and eggs, the meal was the one on the picture above. The caloric intake of that, according to My Fitness Pal, is around 600 calories, but too much of it from fat, vegetable oils, and carbs. Not even close to a diet meal, and even a healthy one.

Even with the rest of the day being right on track, with salad plus turkey on dinner, and just one diet bar as snack, I was feeling a little worried when getting up to the scale today. But the right diet on the day before, and on the rest of the day, helped, with a 0.6 kg weight loss from the day before. But stil 200 g up from the start of this new journey. Lets see tomorow how the day worked out.

Day 1: A punch in the stomach delivered by the scale

Yesterday was a day that I feel like I did well on the diet. The only two snacks of the day were a little bit of cheese, not even 20 grams, and a protein diet bar, with little over 100 calories.

Both dinner and lunch where grilled turkey, with just salad. The only fruit, or dessert, was a single orange.

The breakfast was a couple of protein-based pancakes, with this nutritional info.

Protein based diet pancakes nutritional facts

Other than this just water and black coffee, no sugar or milk added. Today I did my morning routine of going up to the digital scale, and the result was a punch in the stomach: +0.9 kg.

This is a blow, even if I know that the body works on a larger timeframe, and that day to day wight fluctuates not only because of what you ate the day before. Its a fact, and even my smart scale sends me weekly reports on average weight that week, discouraging the day to day evaluation of what I did.

But it’s institivly to hope for a good result on the scale the day after you did well. Now it’s time to think with the brain not with the heart, and go for another day of doing the right choices, for that we know it’ll show on latter on that damn scale.