ohcub83I tend to eat oatmeal everyday with blueberries, peanut butter and fat free greek yogurt and a little cinnamon. Usually a snack of almonds or and apple then for lunch is salad with a lean protein or black beans in it then either a fruit or almonds or string cheese then dinner is a lean protein, a carb usually sweet potatoes or brown rice, and a green veggie more than likely broccoli or Green beans...I figured I hit a Plateau I am just going to structure my calories different and try to confuse my metabolism along with a some more intense cardio. I know that the calories are on the low side, but I am eating enough to avoid starvation mode, and once I am ready to go into maintanice I will up the calories slowly again.
1. Peanut butter is very calorie dense, it's more a good for bulking up, you are already getting your good fats from your nuts later in the day, I would not have it.
2. I would have your carb/salad/protein at lunch rather than at dinner, you don't need as much energy at night so your meal shouldn't be as big then.
3. Not sure what string cheese is, but is it neccessary? I would focus on getting dairy from yoghurt or milk, as cheese is higher in energy.
4. How much carbs at night? If I was you i'd do sweet potato as it's high fibre low GI however just 1/2 cup max.
5. How many almonds are you having? Are they unroasted? I would say no more than 15 is a serve.
6. For exercise I recommend HITT if you are on a low calorie diet, more effective in burning fat than a long cardio session.
7. You haven't stated amounts of oatmeal and your protein, so I presume they are OK, as a rough guide protein should be no more than 100g cooked.
8. Like the previous poster said, up your water.