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Calorie Controlled Thermomix Meal Plan (week 1)

Calorie Controlled Thermomix Meal Plan (week 1)

Ok, so I am one week down on my 3 week weight loss challenge – why 3 weeks? Because we are off to South Africa and I have a burning desire to fit (nicely) into my new cossie. Initially I was going to take my time and aim to lose ½ a kilo a week but alas I got the dreaded flu, as did EVERY member of my household so that put a grinding holt on those plans!

This blog post is to share with you my meal plans and results and if you would like to, you can play along at a home with a pre-done, calorie controlled Thermomix meal plan. It doesn’t get much easier than that! In fact if you want to make sure you get my meal plans for the next 2 weeks, make sure you sign up for our newsletter at the very bottom of this post.

In a nutshell I follow what is called flexible eating. It takes away the stigma of good and bad foods, the body doesn’t know that it is an apple or a Mars Bar you are eating, it recognises the food in terms of protein, carbs and fats and uses the calories associated with each of these.

This way of eating really works for me as I don’t feel hemmed in or like certain foods or drinks are off limits. I am someone who needs to know that if I want a glass of wine I can have it, without feeling like I have ruined my entire week’s efforts.

The Basics:

I stick to a calorie ‘budget’ of 1500 cals as a maximum. I can go lower (though not a lot) but I cannot go higher.

I aim for 120g  protein a day and then I eat whatever I like to fill up the rest of my calories. Obviously the smarter my choices the more I get to eat on any given day. I am not restricted to salads and super low carb veggies, I can certainly have those (and I do) but I can also have chips and gravy with my steak. The only thing I need to do is make sure it all fits within my calorie budget for the day and ensure that I hit 120g of protein.

Additonally, I also aim for between 20 and 30g of fibre a day and at least 2 Litres of water so I can be firing on all pistons.

I track all of this on MyFitnessPal, whilst using ThermoHub to source my meals, create my meal plans and have my shopping lists instantly created. ThermoHub also has low calorie options and ideas, which are very helpful. Small things like replacing coconut cream with coconut flavoured evaporated milk is the difference between having your cake and eating it too!

How did I go this week?

I am really proud to say that even without any training or exercise (as I was still recovering from being unwell) I lost 0.8kgs this week and I was not perfect. I never am the first week, it is like I need a dietary warm up period lol. It was also school holidays and we were away for half of the week so all in all I am super happy!

My Meal Plan

Day 1

Skinnymixers Chilli Lime
Chicken

Calories – 219
Protein – 24.3g
Carbs – 9.4g
Fats – 9.5g
Day 5

120g BBQ Porterhouse Steak (while away on holidays)

Calories – 288
Protein  – 24g
Carbs – 0g
Fats – 20g
Day 2

Mongolian Beef  The4Blades

Calories – 265
Protein – 34.2g
Carbs – 6.63g
Fats – 10.1g
Day 6

Pizza out with the family (while away on holidays )

Calories – 370
Protein  – 16g
Carbs – 25g
Fats – 21g
Day 3

Spari Steamed Fish FAYI

Calories – 275
Protein  – 23.6g
Carbs – 8.3g
Fats – 17.2g
Day 7

Skinnymixer’s All in One Sausage Dinner

Calories – 541
Protein  – 22g
Carbs – 35g
Fats – 38g
Day 4

Greek Marinated Chicken Drumsticks  – RC

Calories – 660
Protein  – 83.3g
Carbs – 8.3g
Fats – 38g

 

 

 

There is more info about this on our FB group and we’d love you to join! Have a question? Want to know more? Ask away or add your own thoughts in the comments below!

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Comments (14)
- October 11, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply

Good on you! I agree with eating all foods and just sticking to a calorie budget. My weight has slipped up a little and when I recorded my calories, sure enough, I was significantly over my budget each day (although I was eating only “healthy” foods.
Take a look at ThermoKitchens Lamb Kofta too on ThermoHub. Thats another evening dinner I serve with a salad to keep me on budget.
🙂

KathrynC
- October 12, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply

Thank you Julie 🙂 I totally agree that we can get caught up in the idea of ‘healthy’ and ‘health foods’ (which are awesome) but neglect to look at their calories. The idea of a calorie budget and a protein goal helps me to really look at food as fuel for the majority of the time, whilst still being able to add in a treat (read wine lol) or two along the way!
Ohh yum I most certainly will be checking that out! I will add it to next weeks planner and let you know how it goes xx

Liz
- October 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply

I’m loving the calorie controlled plan! I love my thermo but struggle sometimes to make healthy food with it and love that you’ve taken the thinking out of it with a meal plan.

KathrynC
- October 12, 2017 at 9:45 am Reply

I am so glad that you are loving it Liz, thank you so much for letting us know!

- October 17, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply

Love the idea of a meal plan

KathrynC
- October 17, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply

Hey Sarah!
I love meal plans too! They make a busy life so much easier and I think in terms of weight loss goals, a meal plan makes it much more achievable as it is all mapped out. I have another 2 calorie controlled meal plans to come so I hop you enjoy those too xx

Norma Kelly
- October 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply

I am wanting to lose weight by Christmas so this will be perfect

KathrynC
- October 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

Awesome Norma, happy that this will help xx
If I can help at all just let me know!

Donna Ashton
- October 27, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reply

I have been trying to use my thermomix more with health cooking

KathrynC
- November 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply

That’s awesome Donna! I hope this helps you a little more – make sure you check out week’s 2 and 3 posts too xx

Shernaz Petigara
- November 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

Hi, I am a Thermomix owner and a consultant too n loved reading your page. However, I a vegetarian. Do you have any ideas for me. Would love to hear from you.
Shernaz

KathrynC
- November 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply

Leave it with me Shernaz, I like your thinking xx

Sue
- November 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm Reply

Is it 120g of protein for the whole day or just for the evening meal? What do you eat for breakfast and lunch please? Thanks!

KathrynC
- November 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply

Hi Sue,
120g is for the whole day. However, this is not the total weight (as in a 120g piece of steak) it is the accumulative amount of protein that you get from your food. For example if I ate 40g Oats for my breakfast that would total 158 calories, 24g carbs, 4 g fats and 4g protein.
Then if I ate the4Blades Mongolian Beef leftovers for lunch that would be 265 calories, 7g carbs, 10g fats and 34g protein. This would make my totals for the day so far:
Calories: 423
Carbs: 31g
Fats: 14g
Protein: 38g
Does that make sense? These totals can be a little time consuming to do yourself but you can do all this in MyFitnessPal or we have done them for you in ThermoHub 🙂

As a few examples for breakfast I ate porridge, eggs and cooked veggies, shakes (with a few veggies and/or fruit). For lunch I often ate leftover dinners, soups, salads with a protein (like chicken, salmon or tuna).

With flexible eating it also let me grab a quick bite out to eat if I was shopping or something.

I hope this all helps xx

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