Menu Plan Monday - Carb Cycling #4

Sunday, January 18, 2015

 
On to week 4 of the diet! I am still loving it and motivated. It is not coming without its struggles and challenges and I will get into those later in the week! But today, it's all about making the plan for the week.
 
The plan is the key to the diet. You really have to plan out the day, as I have, with planning all 5 meals. Every 3 hours comes quick and if you don't have a plan for what you are eating next, it would be very easy to eat something you shouldn't! I think having this meal plan would be my number 1 suggestion to anyone doing this diet!
 
This week, Monday, I will have a cheat meal because Mike and I are going out to lunch and going to see a movie. I am hoping this doesn't effect my weigh in too much, but we have to take advantage of a day off and a babysitter for some one on one time!
 
  
 
WEEK of JANUARY 18th
 
SUNDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - I made a Whole wheat pancake with protein powder in it. It was interesting and I think I liked it, but I think I will experiment a bit with it before sharing :)
Meal 2 - Protein shake with a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Lunch (meal 3) -  This meal depends on when I get to the grocery store!
Meal 4 - Chocolate Protein Shake
Dinner (meal 5) - Chicken Caribbean*** served with veggies and salad
 
MONDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Chicken and potatoes experiment. Tried steak and potatoes last week! I will let you know how I made them on Thursday!
Meal 2 - Egg Whites omelet with mushrooms and onions and Mrs. Dash with a side of an English muffin
Lunch (meal 3) - Out to lunch with Mike! We got an Olive Garden gift certificate for Christmas, so I am thinking soup, salad and breadsticks, quiet conversation, no interruptions...aaahhh!
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with a banana added
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover Chicken Caribbean served with sweet potato and veggies
 
 
TUESDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Chicken, potatoes and onions or whole wheat pancake experiment
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, mushrooms and onions
Lunch (meal 3) - Buffalo Garlic Chicken Medley made without rice.
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Healthy Baked Meatballs*** served with a salad
 
WEDNESDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies

Breakfast (meal 1) -  Chicken, potatoes and onions or whole wheat pancake experiment
Meal 2 - Egg White omelet with mushrooms and onions and Mrs. Dash, English muffin on the side
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with banana blended in
Dinner (meal 5) -  Leftover Healthy Baked Meatballs served with Brown Rice Pasta
 
THURSDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Chicken, potatoes and onions
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, mushrooms and onions
Lunch (meal 3) - Buffalo Garlic Chicken Medley made without rice
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Bacon-Wrapped Mini Meatloaf*** served with a side salad
 
FRIDAY (HIGH CARB) (WEIGH IN)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Chicken, potatoes and onions
Meal 2 - Egg white omelet with leftover veggies and a side of English muffin
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with banana mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Steak, potato and veggies
 
SATURDAY (REWARD DAY)
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Egg white omelet with mushrooms, onions and cheese!
Meal 2 - Chocolate protein shake
Lunch (meal 3) - I am leaving this open to whatever I want to eat that day!
Meal 4 - Apple with Peanut butter
Dinner (meal 5) - Having friends for dinner! Making a homemade Mac n' Cheese and some cut up veggies with dip. They are bringing dessert! Will be a perfect finish to reward day!

This weekend, I ended up changing my reward day because it worked out better on a different day (you will hear about that on Friday)! This week should be a bit more normal and I am really looking forward to dinner on reward day! I have been craving a good homemade Mac for a few weeks!

***Marked recipes can be found in Carb Cycling (recipe book) by John Web

Recipes that I enjoy will be popping up in the Choose to Lose posts! Last week, I highlighted the Turkey Veggie Medley and my own recipe 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!

4 comments :

  1. Glad to see the plan is still going well for you! I'm the same way...I like to have everything planned in order to resist temptations! Enjoy your date night!

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  2. For me the plan is key to healthy eating throughout the week dieting or not.

    I co-host the link up with Laura and wanted to say thanks for linking up and sharing your menu.

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  3. I think I'm finally starting to get the whole high-low carb cycling...it looks like your 4th week is off to a good start!

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  4. What kind of protein powder do you buy? I am wanting to start carb cycling but dont want to buy a protein powder that tastes awful...

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