I started dieting/cutting/lowering my calories a couple of weeks ago because I’m determined to compete in the NPC Southern Idaho Showdown, in figure, on May 26th, 2018.
I competed, last year, in June. Consequently, I posted very few recipes. I was afraid people would think that the food I was eating was boring and, in some instances, not very appetizing.
This year I’m going to talk about what I’m eating regardless of how people feel about it.
I get so many questions about my diet! I want to be open about what I’m eating and exactly what it takes to shed the amount of body fat required to compete. Although, “bro food diets” are in most cases hugely successful for cutting fat. I get way too bored! I love food, flavor, and cooking!
But, I’m also extremely busy! So, this prep, I’m determined to eat cleaner than I did my last prep. But, I also have to take into account the mental side of dieting because it can easily cross over into the physical if I’m not careful.
So my approach is in the style of #iifym (if it fits your macros). But, I want to keep my food selections as “clean” and “whole” as possible without going insane!
This faux pizza is something I ate last week, a few times, as a lunch or snack.
It’s not Papa Toms! But, it had a ton of flavor! And the entire pizza probably had 1/2 the calories, fat, and carbs as one traditional slice.