New Diet, New Me – My challenge to confront HIIT and low carb diets

I have recently decided I needed to find out what all the hype is with HIIT workouts and low carb diets. You may have seen my recent blog on HIIT workouts so you’ll already know this.

Anyway, I’ve set myself the task of losing 4kg (8.8lbs) in 4 weeks. It’s going to be tough!

In my first 5 days I have lost 1.1kg (2.3lbs) So I’m on target for now – lets see how my body reacts in the long run.

My Diet

Protein, protein, a little bit of fat, a few carbs and some more protein!

So my daily intake works to a diet of around 70% protein, 20% carbs and 10% fat. My typical dish looks a big slab of meat (usually chicken), and some veg (carrots, broccoli etc.).

So far this diet has worked wonders for me. I always feel full and I rarely eat more than I should.

Every now and again I will have the urge for some much-loved chocolate, and whats great is I’ve even managed to fit a chocolate bar a day into the mix!

Breakfast

Breakfast is one of those things that is hard for most people if they don’t have time. Most of the time this is where there low carb diets fail.

Plenty of people believe the healthiest option to be porridge or muesli. These are full of carbs and little protein!

So how do we get around this? I tend to get up 20 minutes earlier and cook myself some omelette with broccoli and onions. It’s a great source of protein and iron.

If I’m in a rush I will just grab some peanut butter on toast. Yes, there are carbs in bread but the peanut butter provides plenty of protein!

Lunch

I work in an office so its slim pickings for me but hey, that’s dieting for you!

I tend to cook some chicken the night before and grab one of those microwave veg packs. It tends to taste a hell of a lot better than a typical salad! I HATE salads!

If that isn’t an option, I’ll grab some quinoa and mackerel and get some essential omega 3 oils into my system.

Dinner

Dinner is very similar to lunch. Usually I’ll have a slightly bigger portion though and it will always be hot!


So, I’m now 1kg lighter in my first week of my 4 week plan. I’m making good progress and I really want to keep it up. Please support me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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