PHOTOSHOOT PREP – MY PROGRESS AND WHAT I EAT IN A DAY

Today I am starting week 3 of my 8 week photoshoot prep and I’d like to give you an insight of my progress and what I typically eat in a day.

My calories and macros for the first 2 weeks were:

High days (on leg days – 2x/week): 2000kcal, 150g protein, 200g carbs, 67g fats

Low days (all other days): 1900kcal, 150g protein, 175g carbs, 67g fats

Cardio: 3 fasted power walk/ week

1 cheat meal each week on Saturday

So far I am 1kg down on the scale in 2 weeks which I am very happy with. However, it is time to cut my calories slightly more as I’ve only got 6 weeks until the shoot and I still need to get a bit leaner.

My macros for next week will be:

High days: 1900kcal, 150g protein, 175g carbs, 67g fats

Low days: 1800kcal, 150g protein, 150g carbs, 67g fats

Cardio: 3 fasted power walk + 2x 20min. post-workout cardio

Cheat meal? Don’t know yet, depends on my progress! (Hope so… lol)

Please keep in mind that these calories and macros are for me and calculated for my goals, activity level and dieting background. Everyone is different and needs different nutrition plan depending on many factors! The same plan won’t work for everyone.

Here is what I ate yesterday (low day):

Meal 1:

Porridge with fruits, nuts and Nutristrength protein shake (whey isolate – roasted cocoa)

Ingredients:

  • 50g oats
  • 50g banana
  • 50g blueberries
  • 10g goji berries
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 12 almonds

Meal 2:

  • 100g grilled chicken
  • 100g broccoli
  • 200g sweet potato mash

Meal 3:

  • 100g Mean beef mince (5%)
  • 200g sweet potato mash
  • 100g sauerkraut (full of vitamin C, improves gut health, adds flavour to your meals)
  • 15g peanut butter 😛 (don’t judge until you try! #nutbutteroneverything 😀

Meal 4:

Tuna and bean salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of tuna
  • 80g kidney beans
  • 50g avocado
  • 2 handful of greens
  • 50g red onion
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • dressing: balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper

Meal 5:

My favoruite before bed snack! It’s like ice cream! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 200g Fage 0% greek yoghurt
  • 20g peanut or almond butter
  • 50g raspberries
  • 50g banana
  • Truvia (stevia) to sweeten

Pre-bed snack:

What I ALWAYS look forward to the most! 1-2 squares Lindt 90% dark chocolate 🙂 I have this daily regardless of I am in prep or in “off season”.

Total calories: 1838kcal, 160g protein, 177g carbs, 63g fats
As you can see dieting doesn’t have to be boring and restrictive. You can enjoy everything in moderation, even fruit and chocolate and still get in good shape!

If you find this helpful please share it with your friends! Thank you!

If you’d like more content like this please let me know through my social media channels! Also if you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be happy to help. 🙂

Kitti xx