Today was a lovely, peaceful day. I edited and uploaded a Youtube video in the morning, and spent the afternoon reading a psychology book for a class at a cute, classy cafe that I haven’t been to in a year or so. Their menu included a hummus and avocado veggie sandwich on whole wheat, and I was there from 12-2pm, so I decided to try it despite the fat content and whatnot. It wasn’t as good as I’d anticipated, but I was a fan of their basil hummus–so it gave me an idea for my future hummus exploits!
The funny thing is, despite the fact that the sandwich was just as calorific as–if not more than–my usual lunches, I found myself craving sweet potato and bananas immediately afterwards. I’m convinced that carbs (and maybe protein) are responsible for actually feeling satiated, whereas fat is just there for fun 😛 (Backed both by studies and my own experiences!)
However, I will say that the macros I hit today are pretty ideal for me for general maintenance purposes. I think once I’m done with this experiment, I’ll go back to something like 70-80% carbs, 10-15% protein, and 10-15% fat. Just because I’m not sure that under 10% fat is great long-term unless you’re eating a TON of calories, because at my intake, 10% is about 20 grams. But very low fat is great for hunger-free weight loss as long as you’re getting your essential fatty acids, which can be done with less than 5 grams, and it is summer cutting season after all. (Since I am sort of a bodybuilder–“cutting” is bodybuilding terminology for cutting fat to reveal muscles underneath, by the way!)
Macros: 70% carbs, 15% protein, 15% fat
Exercise: biked for 15 minutes, ran for 40 minutes
- Apple pie grape nuts
- Coldbrew coffee
- Hummus-avocado veggie sandwich
- Chocolate nicecream
- Pulled BBQ carrot romaine wraps
- Roasted russet with pinto bean dip
Calories eaten: 1780 | Calories burned: 1760 (according to Fitbit data)
(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )
Thanks for reading!