The Burger Diet

Okay so it’s not exactly a diet but just a little experiment that I decided to do last week. ¬†Hopefully that title grabbed some attention though ūüôā ¬†I recently shared on Instagram that I was starting to get sick of my diet and that goes against everything that I preach so I decided to switch it up a bit, particularly adding lean beef and turkey as protein. ¬†I incorporated 1-2 healthy burger creations into my meals every day last week. ¬†The results? Very satisfied. ¬†My current fitness goal is to slowly lean out and I really didn’t change up my current calorie intake or macro split. ¬†If anything I added a bit more carbs this week. ¬†I was easily able to incorporate a lot of delicious burger-based meals into my diet without steering off plan. ¬†If anything I actually felt leaner by the end of the week. ¬†I didn’t weigh myself before and after because I like to focus more on how I look and feel to determine progress and the goal here wasn’t to show a decrease on the scale. ¬†The goal was to show that your diet does not have to be boring to be healthy. ¬†It’s sometimes hard to distinguish between being hungry v.s. not satisfied which is why I needed to mix things up a bit. ¬†This was a fun way to mix up my diet and satisfy my burger cravings! ¬†Below is a recap of my favorite creations from the week:

 

The Good Morning Burger

GoodMorningBurger

13F/30C/38P

Lean beef patty (4oz)

Ezekiel sesame bread

1 egg over easy

1 slice turkey bacon

1/2 light creamy swiss Laughing Cow cheese wedge

 

Burger Caesar Salad

BurgerCaeser

9F/20C/31P

1/2 cup kale

1/2 cup romaine lettuce

Lean beef patty (4oz)

1 medium tomato

Bolthouse Caesar Parmigiano dressing

Joseph’s flax whole wheat pita

 

Turkey Tacos

TurkeyTacos

9F/38C/38P

Lean ground turkey (4oz)

2 lettuce wedges

1/4 avocado

~15g fat free mozzarella

1/2 cup rice

1/4 cup black beans

1 tablespoon salsa

 

Portabella Mushroom Burger

PortabellaMushroom Burger

1F/42C/44P

2 Portabella Mushroom caps

Lean turkey patty (4oz)

1/4 cup zesty diced tomatoes

~28g fat free mozzarella

4oz sweet potato “fries” (baked)

1 tbsp Xyla chipotle bbq sauce

 

Cheeseburger Flatbread Pizza

Cheeseburger Flatbread

13F/37C/27P

Flatout spicy italian flatbread

62g no salt added tomato sauce

2oz lean beef

~28g reduced fat cheddar cheese

1/2 cup romaine lettuce

1/2 medium diced tomato

Bolthouse Classic Ranch dressing (2 tbsp)

*this might have taken the gold for the week

 

Let me know your favorite comfort foods; I’d love to share more healthy alternatives! ¬†I am thinking pizza creations for my next experiment….

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