let's do it! find out

what's your Personal Style

Ever wondered how to describe your daily look?! We got you covered!

take the quiz >

shop my gram +

Day Of Eating: Bulking vs. Cutting

As you may know for the past few months I’ve increased my carb intake some! Well, next month I am going to do a mini cut to loose some of the body fat I’ve gained during this time. Just a LITTLE one, don’t freak out people ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, pretty soon I’ll be saying goodbye to eating carbs as freely as I would like haha. That being said, I thought it may be fun/helpful to do a blog post on how I would alter my eating when I make the switch. Basically, I’m going to lay out what a 250 carb diet a day looks like (which is what I’m eating now), and then I’m going to say what changes I’d make through the day to eat around 190 carbs. Make sense? Okay, cool!

Day of Eating approx. 250 Carbs (my actual food diary from the other day)

Breakfast: 47 carbs
-Everything bagel (47 carbs) w/ butter

Lunch: 26 carbs
-Spinach salad w/ chicken, avocado, mozzarella, and olive oil (4 carbs)
-Pretzels (22 carbs)

Snacks: 92 carbs
-Protein bar (23 carbs)
-Pretzels (22 carbs)
-1/2 Apple (15 carbs)
-4% fat plain yogurt (10 carbs) w/ agave syrup (3 carbs)
-Trader Joes oatmeal cookies (19 carbs)

Dinner: 87 carbs
-Diced gold potatoes (40 carbs)
-Pork tenderloin
-English muffin w/ vanilla almond butter (31 carbs)
-1/2 Apple (16 carbs)

=252 carbs for the day

Okay, so! Now I’m going to modify these food choices and show you what I would eat to hit around 190 carbs

Day of Eating approx. 190 carbs

Breakfast: 31 carbs
-English muffin w/ vanilla almond butter (31 carbs)

Lunch: 28 carbs
-Spinach salad w/ chicken, avocado, mozzarella, and olive oil (4 carbs)
-Baked lays potato chips (24 carbs)

Snacks: 87 carbs
-4% fat yogurt (12 carbs)
-Zero fat yogurt (11 carbs)
-Pretzels (22 carbs)
-Reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich from Starbucks (28 carbs)
-Slice of bread w/ egg and avocado (14 carbs)

Dinner: 46 carbs
-Diced gold potatoes (30 carbs)
-Pork Tenderloin
-Yasso Ice Cream Bar (16 carbs)

=192 carbs for the day

In my opinion, if you look at both days of eating, the one that is 190 carbs doesn’t look like that much less food. It’s really about just making some smaller swaps through the day and not eating an extra snack at night. When my carbs are lower, I tend to opt for fuller fat yogurts since those tend to be lower in carbs. Or I’ll buy yogurts that are lower in sugar because they are lower in carbs (think 11 carbs vs. 22 carbs). Another trick is toย  have egg whites for breakfast or just an English muffin instead of a full bagel. Also, recently I’ve been drinking chai teas a lot more which are about 25 carbs. That is an easy thing I can sub regular coffee for and save those carbs for food.

So yeah! If you make some small swaps though the day, it can definitely save you some carbs (or fats depending on what you’re looking to cut back on). Also, I definitely could have increased my veggie intake to stay full but low on carbs, but I was trying to base it off of my original 250 carb food dairy so you can see what swaps you can easily make.

Was this helpful? Did you guys like this blog post? Let me know! xx

 

 

*Header photo from cookieandkate.com

does one of your girlfriends need to hear this? Share awayโ€ฆ

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Kathleen says:

    When you cut carbs, do you eat the same number of calories and replace them with fat/protein?

  2. Austwaync says:

    Zithromax Pi 100 mg levitra Viagara From Canada Where To Buy Amoxicillin Vancouver Propecia While On Finasteride

  3. Austwaync says:

    Vente Cialis Authentique Citalopram Without Perscription Orlistat Without Prescription In Canada cialis elevitra professionale Cheapeast Bentyl Free Shipping Viagra Impotenza

  4. Austwaync says:

    Como Comprar Viagra En Espana En La Farmacia Zithromax Dosing In Children cialis with dapoxetine 80mg Herbolax Cialis Kaufen Preise

  5. FranAmida says:

    Strongest Viagra And Ciacis Pills Cialis Efectos Salud Generic Finasteride Vs Propecia where can i buy orlistat in us Priligy Zithromax For Sore Throat Using Propecia Months

  6. FranAmida says:

    Wirkung Viagra Samenerguss canadian cialis Viagra Billiger Amoxicillin For Infected Porcipine Quills Levitra Produit

  7. Austwaync says:

    Permethrin Cream Bonnisan Drops viagra online prescription Ciprofloaxin And Amoxicillin

  8. FranAmida says:

    Rx Pharmacy Ciallis Cost Of Levitra At Cvs 360 canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg Where Can Propronolol Be Purchased Clomid Infection Ovaire

  9. FranAmida says:

    Online Internet Pharmacy Side Effects Of Amoxicillin In Cat Swollen Tongue Amoxicillin Newborn viagra Buy Pet Meds Amoxicillin Amoxil Avec

  10. FranAmida says:

    Free Viagra Sample Pack Online Canadian Pharmacy Viagra No Prescription viagra online Levitra Integratore

  11. Austwaync says:

    Alimentation Et Baclofen order cialis online Cialis 36 Hrs

  12. FranAmida says:

    Amoxicillin In Pregnancy Tooth Cheap Augmentin viagra online Swelling From Amoxicillin Reaction

  13. FranAmida says:

    Viagra Doctor Calgary Compra Cialis Barcelona How To Buy Priligy cialis Septilin Free Online Sample Viagra

  14. Austwaync says:

    Clomid Canada Pharmacy Baclofene Pharmacodynamie generic viagra Cialis Rezept Gunstig Kaufen Precios Propecia Mrsa Amoxicillin

view all

Must Reads

i think you'll love these

shop all

fall edition

outdoors edition

My
Current
Vibe:

winter
 edition

shop all

winter edition

summer edition

My
Current
Vibe:

fall edition

shop all

fall edition

spring edition

My
Current
Vibe:

summer
edition

shop all

summer edition

fitness edition

My
Current
Vibe:

spring edition

shop all

spring edition

boss edition

My
Current
Vibe:

fitness edition

shop all

fitness edition

outdoors edition

My
Current
Vibe:

boss edition

shop all

boss edition

winter edition

My
Current
Vibe:

outdoors edition

Be the first to know!

Do you like getting your inbox spammed with useless info? Ya, we donโ€™t either! Thatโ€™s why The Weekly Claire just hits your inbox once a week (on Wednesdays if weโ€™re being specific) with weekly recaps, your tip of the week, and you saw it here first content. Oh, and current discounts & products Iโ€™ve been loving. Everything you need, and nothing you donโ€™t #yourewelcome