Okay today my goal was to eat more:
Brekky: smoothie; 1 oz brazil nuts
snack at co-op: 2 essene buds (sprouted wheat berries, almonds + raisins). they are small and they taste like a muffin, but without the unhealthy stuff.
Lunch: baked sweet potato, cabbage salad (2 servings), fruit salad (same as Monday's). I ate too much cabbage salad--was mindlessly eating while on a long telecon.
by now I was full and was up to 1100 calories I think.
Dinner: now I wasn't so hungry even though I waited until 6:45 pm to start making it. So I made a big salad but went easy on the ingredients. It had lettuce and arugula, 1/3 cup peas, 1/3 cup corn (from freezer, thawed in microwave), part of a bell pepper, and olives! These olives are dried, unsalted, uncured olives from Peru. I got them after reading strix's post about them. They are interesting. They are a little bitter. But they grow on you. I cut up 4 of them and put them on the salad. They are 100% fat, but it was only 30 calories. I see why they make oil out of them! I also put on some balsamic vinegar (Dr. Fuhrman's of course). Here's a picture of the salad before I remembered to some yellow bell pepper:
The black pieces are the olives. I also had a small bowl of split pea and carrot soup, 2 carrots, and 2 kiwis for dessert (I wasn't hungry by this point but these were sure good--I suddenly like kiwis).
Total calories: 1567, protein 42 g, carbs 261 g, fat 52 g (30% of total calories).
okay so I got up above 1500 calories. But I feel like I overate at lunch (the snack and the extra cabbage salad) and maybe dinner too (mainly because of lunch). Oh well, I do know that 1200 calories isn't enough because I was waking up hungry. so maybe something in between is good.