I’m pretty sure I could throw out every kitchen gadget/tool and live with just my Instant Pot!
It’s a blustery cold snowy day here in the North so I had chili on the brain. Here’s how it went Down
You will need
3 stalks celery
Bunch of green onions
1 can 6 bean medley
1 can Chili style tomatoes
1lb of extra lean ground turkey
3/4 c frozen corn
Garlic powder, chili powder and cumin – Turn your instant pot onto sauté , add in a little oil and then throw in the cut up veggies
Then add in ground turkey
Drain and rinse the can of beans , add to pot . Add tomatoes , corn and spices. No need to cook the turkey fully because you are going to let pressure do that.
Cancel the saute action, put the lid on and hit manual for 15 minutes. Boom Chili is done! Let it naturally release pressure as it will stay warm until you are ready to serve. I like to put mine on rice, top with sour cream and cheese!
This makes 6 big bowls and here’s the details/macros
Low fat, good carbs and high protein! Win win
Week 2 Done!
Weight lost 0lbs , I went from 175 down to 173 and back up to 175.8 this morning. This is frustrating. Yes I know muscle weighs more than fat but really, I’m logging all my food, hitting so close to my macros and working out like a beast- move scale dammit!
My targets are 175g protein 170g carbs and 51g of fat.
I’m always over on fat and my carbs and protein get pretty close. Carbs do go over some days too. Coach reevaluates these macros after 3 weeks on the program. I’m curious to hear what she has to say.
After doing Keto I find it hard to eat low fat because I always understood that low fat meant chemical shit storm !!!! Added in sugars and crap to make things low fat. This was last nights low fat high protein meal – shrimp, low fat cottage cheese and cucumbers.
Workouts are going well and I’m even bumpin up the weights a bit. I still feel challenged so this is good. But, the proof is in the pictures so you tell me if you see changes. The scale sure doesn’t.
Now for the measurements
Bust before 40
Bust now 40 same
Waist before 36
Waist now 36 same
Hips before 41.5
Hips now 42 up .5
Left Bicep before 12
Left bicep after 12.5 up .5
Right bicep before 12
Right bicep after 13 up 1
So my guns have grown but nothing else is shrinking urgh.
Morning abs???? Are you in there Let’s see what happens in week 3 and pray that changes start.
Ok I totally am not one for scales , BUT when I weighed myself Monday am I was 163.4lbs . Day 1 of my high protein low carb meal planning.
Today I thought let’s just see
Holy sweet baby Jesus , it was 160 ! Three lbs in a day, yup ! Call it water weight , I don’t care . The scaled moved and that keeps me motivated. I have played the whole scale game for years and yes I know y’all say numbers don’t matter – it’s how you feel. I call horseshit because I need to drop 20lbs so to me numbers matter , this time .
So how did Day 2 go ?
Pretty freaking awesome!
Breakfast was a solid meal of a 2 egg ham and cheese omelette with 1 avocado
There was no am snack today as I stayed full till lunch.
This was lunch
Yet another Kale salad but topped with last nights leftover bacon wrapped chicken.
I did have a pm snack before I hit up the gym.
Not sure why this lactose intolerant girl can eat this , but I can , so I will.
I tried to run today but I just was not feeling it , busted out 2.4 miles and quit. I did a 6 mile bike , weights and a ton of push ups!
Drank my Syntha 6 protein drink , then came home to this beast of a meal
Spicy turkey chili!
Here’s the steps to making it , in picture form because I’m too lazy to type it
High Protein , low fat , low carb and tons of flavor!
So freakin delish!
I will probably have another yogurt before bed or some cottage cheese for the casein !
Happy protein Day peeps !