Yes! But it's going to require some planning and certainly not every day!
Before you freak out about my 1308 calories, that's a deficit for a 5 foot nothing 60 year young female. That's me. Super tiny and petite. That's actually a deficit for me no matter what age, even when I was younger.
The thing people always forget to mention when they talk about the calories they are eating is their gender and height, which is the biggest determination of your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure).
Everything is relative to TDEE.
Just saying "1300 calorie diet" is meaningless by itself. It's a deficit for small people like myself who have a TDEE of 1500-1600 calories per day.
If I eat more than 1600 calories per day consistently I gain weight. It's not fair, but that's how it is. The fact that I didn't understand that for so many years is what caused me to balloon up to almost 200 pounds.
Like it or not, it's the reality.
I don't deprive myself. I don't say I can't have popcorn, wine, cookies, cake, or whatever.
I say, I can have it when the time is right. It's a once in a while treat. Last night was the first time I had wine and popcorn this year.
I planned it in my food budget for the day with the My TransPhormation App. I planned the entire day, and I got my protein in with such low calories by having egg whites and Level-1 protein, and my morning collagen.
I normally eat the Vegan Pro protein except when baking or making these little egg muffins because nothing else matches the taste, texture, and quality of the Level-1 protein, especially the Vanilla Ice Cream which tastes like custard to me.
Here's the two protein meals I had, in additions to the best collagen product you can get, which helped me balance out my macros while still having a glass of wine and a big bowl of popcorn with Randy last night while we listened to the rain and some beautiful classical music.
I used 6 egg whites and poured them into my muffin rings which were placed in my stainless steel pan with a little cooking spray. I added spicy italian peppers, and a spoonful of mashed beans that I had previously soaked and cooked, and I topped the egg muffins with salsa.
Before I had the popcorn and wine with Randy, and after I rode my spin bike while watching "Heartland", I made the eggwhite custard muffins.
I also made sure I was adequately hydrated and had taken all of my supplements before drinking the wine.
The recipe for the egg white custard muffins is simple; 6 egg whites and 1/2 scoop of 1st Phorm Vanilla Ice Cream protein. I blend it in a little food processor, and pour it into the muffin rings. When they are firm enough to pull off the rings (while wearing a protective glove), then I flip them over and cook for another couple of minutes.
If you need help with your TDEE, Calories, or Macros all you have to do is join the My TransPhormation App and add me as your advisor. Send me a message in there and we can get started, all year long. The muscle fibers and fat cells don't care what day or season it is.
So there you go. Life goes on and SweetiePea the sweetest Scottish Fold ever says Happy Valentine's day!