Bailey’s Domination Diet (Patent Pending)
The first step I’ll take to get this going is evaluating my diet. Let’s be honest, most of us would probably agree that we eat complete garbage 90% of the time. I’m probably worse than most. I hate vegetables, and want to eat meat and potatoes just about every meal. I like sweets and popcorn, and enjoy drinking beer while grilling some large slab of meat (nothing of the lean variety more often than not).
This leads me to think that my first step should be to clean out the pantry and set some goals regarding food. I’ve started a list of all the items I plan on cutting out of my diet this first month. Depending on how it goes I’ll evaluate if I can phase any of them back into the diet throughout the challenge. I’ll have to research portion control before I consider partaking in some of the more unhealthy meals (I don’t know the meaning of moderation).
Things that I’ll totally remove from my diet:
- Baked goods
- Red meat (unless lean meat or venison)
- Sodas (I actually only drink diet cokes to begin with, but I’ll phase them out totally to get things started)
- Meals after 7pm (this is always a pain in the ass, as I really like midnight snacks)
In addition to removing these items, I plan on adjust what I consume throughout the day as well. I’ve gone through the whole weight-loss plan before with varying degrees of success, but this is the first time fitness has ever really been a goal.
Diet goals for January:
- Consume at least 130 grams of protein each day
- Drink 3 liters of water each day (liters because that’s what the Mayo clinic says…)
- Cut carbs by 45% (I’ll be using an app to track my meals so I should be able to get a number by the end of week 1.)
- Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day (Vegetables are gross, so no promises here.)
Because I have the palate of a 5 year old, I’ll likely have to get creative with how I get my protein and fruits and vegetables. I have a feeling I’ll be eating a lot of eggs for meals since most nights I’ll have to do the whole dad thing and make dinner for two little girls. Luckily, my girls like vegetables and fruit so we should just be able to increase what we buy and start including more healthy sides. I’ll also likely need to supplement my protein intake with protein shakes, but this will be tricky on my part. In past weight-loss experiences, I’ve learned that a drawback to protein shakes is the sugar and carb content. I’ll likely have a post about some protein shake research that includes taste tests and nutrition info.
I expect that there will be adjustments made to this plan depending on how bad I want to binge as I slip deeper into the pit of caloric despair. At the end of the day I’ll just have to keep reminding myself that this is all for a good cause… Both charity and making sure Jared is forced to recognize my superiority at the end of the year.