Calories: 1354; protein 63 g; fiber 75 g.
Exercise: swim 1 mile.
- I made my salad backwards from usual lately because I was waiting for my vinegar to arrive home with housemate last night. So I put the fruit on bottom, then lettuce; then housemate arrived, so I massaged the cabbage and kale and broccoli in the date vinegar, added that, then beans, then the seed mixture, and some cinnamon. I think I will stick to this because from top to bottom is the order I prefer to eat it! This is like my Grand Canyon salad.
- I made a mistake on yesteday's logs and forgot to add in my veggies (I edited my previous post to correct it). That explains why I was more than satisfied and still woke up full this morning. That shows that my stomach knows how much I should eat. However, the food logs are useful when I'm trying to lose a few lbs for a couple of reasons: 1) I do most of my food prep the night before so it gives me a good guide for how much to prepare. 2) I like the wiggle room it gives me for mixing and matching foods I'm supposed to have along with foods I enjoy most. I can eat these foods guilt-free, knowing it's part of the plan.
- I still spend too much time in the kitchen. I was thinking I should cook up veggies for breakfast; then tonight after spending 1.5 hours in the kitchen, I thought, I don't mind that, I enjoy food prep up to a point, but I don't want to spend another hour at breakfast. I love my salads. I can add lightly cooked veggies to that (cooked in the microwave). I don't like raw onions on my salad. So I'm thinking I can just hold off on the onions until the weekend and do the all-encompassing salads during the week. Maybe no salads on the weekend to give me a break, all cooked on the weekend. See, there's the issue of cleaning up and the fewer dishes the better. I also do food prep for housemate, which isn't too much (smoothie at breakfast, veggies and salads here and there), but, it's more dishes and I do them all by hand.