One week post show. I have been on such a high this week getting to indulge in things I haven’t indulged in for weeks. I’ve been getting creative with my cooking, feeling stronger in the gym, and taste-testing far too many of the dairy free Ben and Jerry’s flavors.
Did I mention date night has made a comeback?! Kyle and I so enjoyed being able to go out for dinner and craft beers to one of our favorite local places last night (it isn’t exactly macro friendly, but has some plant-based options).
Indulging is fun, but when I woke up this morning, I definitely felt like I have been going a bit overboard for a week. I didn’t have a set plan for a reverse diet and I am totally okay with that. I knew I’d give myself a week to go nuts and enjoy so many of the things I’ve been missing. But now, it’s time to get serious about my health and fitness goals again!
During this prep, I was following macros with high protein content. Up until the last month, carbs were high enough that I could still be somewhat creative with my cooking and enjoy more ‘recipes’ as opposed to bro-style foods (i.e., tofu and veggies). I knew that for where I was at and how much I still need to learn about the way my body reacts to food and cardio during prep, that following higher protein would yield the results I sought . But I also made a conscious decision to try to transition to more of a starch-based diet with less protein and fat than I’d previously been eating. For me, eating plant-based is all about health. From what I’ve read, high protein, even from plant sources, can still be damaging to my health.
So here it goes. Getting focused on eating more starchy whole foods with a lower fat and protein content. I’m interested to find out what effect it will have on my training and aesthetics.