Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 27

Hi all, not much new to report.   same old, same old.  Had an awesome mountain bike ride in Moab.  Hope to repeat tomorrow along with a nice hike in Arches.  fun!

Today I supplemented what I had planned to eat with an apple and peach, increasing my calories to 1455.  That made me feel much better--I was very hungry this morning and it makes it harder for me to sleep.  Clearly 1272 calories is not enough for me.  1400-1600 seems about right.  Tomorrow's meals are almost a repeat of today's.  The best fruit in the local store to me looks to be the honeycrisp apples so that's what I'm eating.   Surprisingly the store had jicama so I got to include that again in tomorrow's meals.  It's a gigantic one.  I think the bigger ones aren't as sweet.  But it's still good.  My broccoli went bad so I threw it out.  I tried some conventional carrots from the store and didn't like them.  So I haven't got a good carrot since California.  Whole Foods may be expensive but their produce really does taste better.  I wonder if most people in the US have never tasted a good carrot.  They don't know what they are missing.  Okay, after that blathering here are tomorrow's meals.

brekky:  oatmeal with apple and raisins and nuts and seeds.  mmmm, can't wait.

lunch and dinner:  salad with romaine, spring greens, cabbage, cauliflower, jicama, lime juice, cilantro, apple, nuts and seeds, chickpeas.

snack/emergency food for mountain bike ride:  small handful of raisins.  I almost never feel a need to eat during exercise, but since I'm in the desert riding alone I may as well be a little cautious and bring a little food.  Water seems to me to be way more important and I will bring a lot of that.  But the food could give me a boost if I'm feeling tired on the way back.

yikes, time flies, time for bed.   let me know how things are going for you.  oh, here's tomorrow's food summary [edited later to reflect the extra sugar snap peas I had after dinner, and I had forgotten to add in the romaine]:

total calories 1585, fat 26 g (14%), protein 58 g (12%), carbs 305 g (74%), fiber 84 g


Stephanie in NC said...

I often wonder when people say they don't like veggies if they have ever eaten a fresh tasty one. There is just no comparison and for many, organic really does taste better.

Writing and Snapping Mothership said...

It has been a while since I've checked in, but I've definitely been reading along with you.
My challenge goals have been modified from all Fuhrman all the time to Fuhrman breakfast and dinner. I've been making large soups on the weekends and taking them to work with big fruit salads! Delicious!

The reason I didn't make the complete switch is one that you'll be familiar with... it just got in the way too much with my American life! I ran a marathon last weekend (my second!) and my evenings were full of pasta dinners and then victory dinners, etc. In general, I spend many evenings out since I live in New York and there is always something to do/something going on. When at home, I still go Fuhrman, but I'm not yet motivated to make the complete switch.

The good news is that I recovered much faster from this marathon than the last one. I'm not sure if that is the higher nutrient diet or just more experience running or both. But, I feel better eating breakfast and lunch in a very high nutrient way. Perhaps after some time I will be more motivated to increase my high nutrient diet to 24 hours! But, I feel pretty good about this switch just the same.

Anonymous said...

I too eat oatmeal every morning. I'd like to know the amount that you are eating for the diet?

kneecap said...

Stephanie, I"ve wondered the same thing!

Writting..., that seems like a good approach. Congratulations on running a marathon, not your first it sounds like. I've always been impressed with people who can do this!

Anon..., I'd normally used 1/2 cup of oats but don't have a measuring cup so have been measuring out 50 g worth with my food scale. According to cron-o-meter that's about 1/3 cup, so it's less than I thought.