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Your typical day should consist of 5-6 meals (if you're smart). But that doesn't mean that you have to live and die by the snack machine at work!
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You Can Save Thousands Of Calories A Week,
Just By Switching Out A Few Key Ingredients.
Your daily caloric choices dictate whether you're gonna make it past lunch or eat your co-worker out of desperation. Let's take a look at a typical workday for you
Your Typical Workday
|Lunch||Hamburger, Med Fries, Med Coke||1130||48||151||29|
|Dinner||Chips & Dip||930||77||39||24|
|5 Days A Week||25405||1370||2720||638|
That's twice your recommended daily caloric intake, not to mention what you're binging on over the weekend! Now let's take a look at what your day could look like if you just swapped out a few key items and ingredients...
|Lunch||Tuna, Whole Grain Crackers, Carrots||210||7.2||24.8||13.1|
|Dinner||Bruschetta & Pita||630||15||96||28|
|Salad & Avocado||47||4.4||2.4||.6|
|Sweet Potato Wedges||76||0||19||1|
|Strawberries With Chocolate Syrup||146||.4||35.1||1.5|
|Snack||Casein Shake, 1% Milk, Natural Peanut Butter||330||11.5||18.3||36.5|
|5 Days A Week||9765||295.5||1161.5||648|
Much better! You can even have a slice of pizza or two on the weekend thanks to the attention you've paid to your meal plan during the week!
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You Can Even Have A Slice Of Pizza Or Two On The Weekend
Thanks To The Attention You've Paid To Your Meal Plan.
Let's Do The Math
|Poor Weekly Choices||25405||1370||2720||638|
|Good Weekly Choices||9765||295.5||1161.5||648|
Ewww! And that's just ONE WEEK! Let's multiply that by 4 weeks...
|Poor Weekly Choices||101620||5480||10880||2552|
|Good Weekly Choices||39060||1182||4646||2592|
That's over four thousand grams of fat removed from your diet in just one month! Check out the last column! You've added 50 grams of fat-burning, muscle-feeding protein to your body over the course of a month! That's fantastic!
And when you consider it takes 3,500 calories to equal one pound of fat - you can lose up to 17 pounds in one month, just by changing your eating habits!
A lot of "weight" is put on one's ability to get into the gym, work up a good sweat, and burn the fat. But never, ever underestimate the power of what you're eating. It could mean the difference between you working in a cubicle... or looking like one!