Tasty Tuesday: Salad With A Side Of Protein
As you already know I carb cycle as its the best way for me to keep a check on my weight.
I’m able to still enjoy all the foods I love just not on my low carbs days.
There are so many ways to carb cycle, it’s just a matter of finding the right one for you.
For me, it’s simple, I work in a 3-day turnover.
Day 1: Under 50g of Carbs
Day 2: Under 100g Carbs
Day 3: Under 184g of Carbs which fits within my macros.
Day 4: Under 50g of Carbs
Day 5: Under 100g Carbs
Day 6: Under 184g of Carbs which fits within my macros.
Day 7: Cheat Day.
There is not one fits all when it comes to carb cycling, like most things everyone bodies work differently.
So if your planning on carb cycling play around with it how much carbs you consume each day until you find the perfect fit.
I worked it out by weighing myself each morning to see what effect it had on my body weight.
What I learnt was;
Day 1: Drop 2lbs
Day 2: Drop 1lbs
Day 3: Stay the Same
Day 4: Drop 1lbs
Day 5: Drop 0.5lbs
Day 6: Stay the same
Day 7: Cheat Day. Gain 2lbs
As you can see it’s about dropping and gaining but as long as the drop is greater than the gain I know I’m doing it right.
Doing the low days are not always easy, but what I do is I get all my carbs from vegetables and eat mostly meat.
I always cook an extra portion of meat so I can have it the next day for lunch.
The main issue with making a salad in the morning is time. and if I made it the night before it was always soggy, no one wants a soggy salad from the evening before.
If I made the salad the night before it was always soggy, no one wants a soggy salad from the evening before.
Yes I know I can easily buy a premade salad from almost anywhere, but there’s nothing better than a homemade one with all your favourite Ingredients.
I’ve tried all different ways to stop the sogginess from happening with little luck, that was until recently when I read somewhere, sorry I can’t remember where, that f you placing kitchen towel at the bottom of the container where you’re keeping your salad, so it absorbs all the moisture.
Believe it or not, this works wonders. I now make my salad for lunch the night before while I’m cooking dinner. The next day my salad is perfect.
I’d also suggest patting dry the lettuces, as I’ve found this is the biggest water holder.
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Spring Onions
- Sweet Corn
- Red Peppers
- Mayo (optional)
- Sriracha (optional)
- Any Protein I use last nights dinner
- Wash and dry all vegetables
- Shred the Lettuce
- Slice the Tomatoes, Sping Onions, Red Peppers
- Grate the Carrot
- Plate up the salad how you wish it's your salad
- I had a little Mayo & Sriracha sauce to give a little extra flavour.