Whole30 Day 6

Day 5 full report:
6a-fried egg, chicken sausage, c decaf coffee, fish oil, FiberSmart
7a-c green tea
730a-1.5c regular coffee
9a-oz homemade venison jerky
11a-medium apple, chicken sausage
1p-pork/beef patty, chicken sausage, 2c roasted cauliflower, med apple, BCAAs
330p-2 oz chicken w/ .25c carrots, .25c tomatoes, c kale
5p-pork/beef patty
6p-pork/beef patty
7p-1.25c cauliflower
9p-FiberSmart, fish oil
TOTALS: 1406 cal, 67g fat (24 sat), 87g carbs (25 fiber), 117g protein

Look how often I eat! And how much! I don't know how necessary it is to eat every 2-3 hours, but for me it's of utmost importance. I have super sensitive blood sugar (hence the mogwai tendencies) and eating often keeps me feeling the best.

I am finding that it really isn't that hard to stick to this plan on a daily basis. I think anyone can handle this with just a little bit of planning, and a whole lot of disregarding what you may have learned to be "proper" eating habits.

Day 6's plan is for a higher-calorier, higher-carb day due to personal training (all those extra calories should go straight toward muscle-building!):
6a-2 fried eggs, chicken sausage, .75c yams, c decaf coffee
7a-c decaf coffee
8a-1.5c regular coffee, 3 fish oil (forgot to take supplements at home)
9a-oz homemade venison jerky, med apple
11a-pork/beef patty
1130a-BCAAs
1p-small orange
130p-2 pork/beef patties, c yam, 3 fish oil
4p-pork/beef patty, chicken sausage, small banana
6p-6oz chicken, c asparagus, 3 fish oil, FiberSmart
TOTALS: 1955 cal, 87g fat (30 sat), 142g carbs (22 fiber), 147g protein

Tonight I plan to swing by Locals Seasonal Market for carrots, yams, eggs, bacon, and cauliflower if they have it. Then at home I will be making salads, hard-boiled eggs, cut-and-ready-to-eat raw vegetables, and two batches my "Whole30 pancakes" (2T tahini, egg, 1/4c applesauce, & t cinnamon). This should give me plenty of snacks for the week, especially if my rockin' friend Heather also shares some of her delicious turkey patties. And don't forget my husband's tasty homemade venison jerky!

Life is good, from a food perspective.

Here's a little something I thought I'd share to help others realize (and as a reminder to yours truly) that the scale should not be your sole source of truth. Use your clothing fit, visual changes, your significant other, a tape measure - not JUST the scale. Here's why: as a little experiment, I weighed in almost daily over the course of two weeks, and the numbers varied pretty wildly. Check it out:
 
DateWeightChangeBMI Fat%Fat MassLean MassTBW
3/8/2011126.42.220.418.723.6102.875.2
3/9/2011128.01.620.72025.6102.475
3/10/2011126.6-1.420.419.925.2101.474.2
3/11/2011127.61.020.617.822.8104.876.8
3/12/2011
3/13/2011
3/14/2011127-0.620.521.22710073.2
3/15/2011126.8-0.220.519.825.2101.674.4
3/16/2011126.80.020.518.623.6103.275.6
3/17/2011
3/18/2011126-0.820.32025.2100.873.8


In the first week, overall weight took a lot of swings, less so in the second week. But look at how much the fat mass swings! From 3/11 to 3/14, just THREE days later, did I really add 4.2 lbs of fat? And then drop 1.8 lbs of that fat by 3/15? Of course not; that's perfectly ridiculous. Take this as a reminder to use the scale's numbers for a "big picture" perspective only, and rely on other sources of measurement IN ADDITION to the scale.

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