I have finally made the jump from retail to desk job and that means a new schedule. I am going from working 6am – 2pm on any random day of the week to 8:30am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
My schedule used to look like the following:
Now with my work schedule being more consistent and later it will look like the following:
Not only did my schedule change by my activity level is going to be a lot less. I am going from being on my feet all day to a desk job. I will have the option of getting up as much as needed but it will take some adjusting.
Right now I really don’t eat like a maniac but I know that I will be changing some of my eating habits to cater to this job. For example, instead of having cereal, peanut butter sandwiches or yogurt and granola, I plan to start smoothie prep on Sundays for the week. This plan will give me more nutrient dense foods and I will stay fuller longer with my additions. At the grocery store I could snack whenever I wanted, mind you it was usually an apple or banana. I am hoping to be able to get to lunch without snacks at this new job. We will also be pushing dinner to a later time. Instead of eating by 6pm it may be 7pm before we eat.
I have calculated my macros to get an idea of what I need to have for intake at a slower pace job. I did so here.
When I set my activity level to lightly active I am allotted 138g carbs, 138g proteins and 31g fat per day. When set to moderately active I am given 163g carbs, 163g protein and 36g of fat per day. My goal is to stay between these numbers Monday through Friday. I won’t loose my mind on the weekends tracking though. I’ll be using the free version of Myfitness Pal app on my phone to keep track.
- What are your favorites to add to smoothies?
- How do you plan to spend this holiday weekend?
- Have you ever tracked your macros?