Menu Plan Monday - Carb Cycling #3

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I am heading into week 3 of the diet and I will say that I am liking it just as much as the first week! The 4 pound weight loss last week is definitely helping with the motivation :) If you want to see the progress, check it out here.

Yesterday was my reward day and I am definitely thankful for that especially this week, where I had some strong cravings! For my reward day I still had an egg white omelet for breakfast, but had a small blueberry muffin on the side. I had made them for the kids and they looked yummy, so I had one, that's what reward day is all about!

I also had a few scoops of peanut butter with some M&M's on it. This helped my peanut butter and chocolate craving that I did so good staying away from during the week!

Then I had an Italian from Amatos as I had planned for lunch and it was really good! For dinner we went to a friends house and had a fabulous spaghetti and meatball dinner and it was delicious! I had a salad first and kept to just one helping of the meal and one piece of garlic bread. It was perfect! We had a few drinks and a yummy dessert for the perfect end to reward day! Now it is Sunday and I am back at it!
 
 
 
WEEK of JANUARY 11th
 
SUNDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos and mushrooms and onions
Meal 2 - Chocolate Protein Shake (I need to go to the grocery store!)
Lunch (meal 3) -  Beef and Cheddar roll up from Organize Yourself Skinny
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Dinner date with Owen. I will order a salad with steak or chicken on top and balsamic vinagarette
 
 
MONDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Trying a chocolate protein powder overnight oats, we'll see!
Meal 2 - Egg Whites omelet with mushrooms and onions and Mrs. Dash with a side of an English muffin
Lunch (meal 3) - I am going to try a cross between the Turkey veggie medley recipe** and the Buffalo garlic turkey burger recipe** if it is a success I will post the recipe next week!
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with a banana added
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover Honey Vanilla Pork with rice and veggies (on the road between Monday night activities)
 
 
TUESDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  I am experimenting with a few different breakfast ideas this week, but my fall back will be cottage cheese and fruit and of course if I am finally successful with any of these ideas you will hear all about!
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, mushrooms and onions
Lunch (meal 3) - Beef and cheddar roll up - click here for recipe 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Grilled chicken with Mrs. Dash either on a salad or with veggies and salad on the side
 
WEDNESDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies

Breakfast (meal 1) -  Experiment or Cottage cheese and fruit
Meal 2 - Egg White omelet with mushrooms and onions and Mrs. Dash, English muffin on the side
Lunch (meal 3) - Lunch combo experiment!
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with banana blended in
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover grilled chicken with sweet potato and veggie on the side
 
THURSDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Experiment or cottage cheese and fruit
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, mushrooms and onions
Lunch (meal 3) -Beef and Cheddar roll ups - click here for recipe 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli found this recipe on Pinterest and it is the perfect Low carb meal or add some rice and make it high carb, which I think we will do on Friday!
 
FRIDAY (HIGH CARB) (WEIGH IN)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Experiment or cottage cheese and fruit
Meal 2 - Egg white omelet with leftover veggies and a side of English muffin
Lunch (meal 3) - Lunch combo experiment!  
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with banana mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover Shrimp and Broccoli made into a stir fry with rice
 
SATURDAY (REWARD DAY)
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Protein Shake with Peanut butter mixed in
Meal 2 - I might be doing breakfast with friends
Lunch (meal 3) - Protein shake or snacks.
Meal 4 - Apple with Peanut butter
Dinner (meal 5) - Dinner out after Olivia's winter ballet performance.

For my reward day, I can't plan a ton because I am not sure how the day will play out. Olivia has to be at her winter ballet dressed/hair and makeup by noon and then she has a break (I think, from 2:30-3:30/4?) But I don't know that we will head home or not. So I will probably pack snack stuff for us to munch on. After we will let her pick somewhere to eat to celebrate her performance!
 
**Marked recipes can be found in either Choose to Lose or Choose More, Lose More for Life books by Chris Powell. Recipes that I enjoy will start popping up in the Choose to Lose posts! Last week, I highlighted the Buffalo Garlic Turkey Burgers here.
 
As usual, I am linking up with the Laura's! Check out tons of other meal plans at Mommy Run Fast and I'm and Organizing Junkie!
 
Happy Monday!

5 comments :

  1. It's really cool seeing how you manage the carb cycling plan...you're doing a great job! Your reward day was clearly very rewarding...yum! Congrats on your weight loss!

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  2. congrats on the weight loss!! your menu is very detailed i am sure that is a lot of work. good for you for putting i the effort :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It does take some time, but it saves time during the week for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow, you've got all your meals planned out - I'm glad to see it is paying off!

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