Jill wrote me on Sunday evening that:
"I want to continue to see those numbers decrease about 2-3 lbs/week ... try to aim your ratios to about: 45 carbs, 38 protein, 12 fats"
I quickly summed the 45+38+12 and discovered that 5% was missing. She replied that 5% was for daily alcohol consumption - bonus! But then she double checked that I already own a Garmin and she distributed it over the other components for 47:40:13. (There's absolutely no reason not to get my family drunk for another Garmin - I could always have one charged as a backup!)
I've been tracking my diet with "Lose it!" an iPhone app and I've discovered that my boring food choices have a load of fat in them. Please allow me to blame my wife for a moment (it's ok, she doesn't read this blog). My wife loves fat - she will put butter and mayo under cheese in a sandwich - and she is thin as a stick! My mother-in-law will put half a pound of butter into a sauce for two people! And they're all thin! They've got these wonderful figures - and I look at a cube of ice and I can gain weight! When I was growing up we didn't eat lots of fat, but we ate lots of meat, carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits. And the change in diet over our married years has been stored for a rainy day - and now it's raining.
This morning for example I had 1 cup of oatmeal, maple syrop, 1 1/2 egg omelette with a slice of smoked ham for 447 calories - 50% carb: 18% protein: 31% fat. Like I said too much fat not enough protein.
But now I'm stuck for lunch - tuna sandwich? pasta with tomato sauce? I'm home today so I can cook for myself - but going to the office means I need to think this through a bit.
What's one of your favorite foods/meals (share a recipe if you like)? What do you do to increase the protein in your diet without increasing fat as well?