So I started this challenge last Friday, downloading the ShapeUp application onto my iTouch and recording what I was eating. According to Michelle Bridges I have to be eating 1789 calories a day, and if I want 1kg extra a week I therefore need 2789 calories a day. For some reason the ShapeUp application says I need 3600 calories a day if I want to go from 67kg to 80kg in 12 weeks. So obviously I picked the 3600 calories a day instead. That’s double the energy my body needs in a day… My stomach has definitely expanded over this week. This is what I ate on that first Friday
Breakfast: 2 slices of multi-grain toast, juice and spread, 1 croissant. (351 cal)
Lunch: Subway footlong and cookie (920 cal)
Afternoon Snack: Maccas burger and someone else’s chips – cant remember which (550 cal)
Dinner: 750ml of Vegetarian soup, 6 slices of bread with peanut butter, 450 ml of orange juice. (1372 cal)
Total for the day: 3194 cal. Breakfast definitely let me down and I’m eating heaps more in the mornings now. I was driving back from Port Macquarie so that’s why there was so much fast food.
Tuesday was the first day I went over. 3770 cal.
Breakfast: 6 peices of weetbix with honey, 500ml of soy milk, 250g of fruit yoghurt, 1 banana, 2 slices of multigrain bread, 1 avocado. (1433 cal) Took me an hour to have breakfast… Other than that I’ve been mixing in some protein powder and a bit of soda and juices to keep the calories up.
Tips so far. Record what you eat, make sure you checkout the nutrition guides so you know how much you still need to eat and are aware of what you’re putting in.
What’s the result? I weighed myself again in the morning on the following Friday and I’ve gone from 67.5kg to 69.5kg. So far I’m a week ahead of my target!
Results: So as of the end of week 1 I’m officially not underweight! +2kg
Thoughts: Hopefully the weight continues to stack on this quick, that will mean only 6 weeks till my goal. I think it might slow down as I get heavier but we’ll have to wait and see.