In yesterday’s post I shared more about the type of exercise I’ve been doing during this slow carb regime. One of the challenges of the plan can be when a craving occurs or when you need a snack. Since there is no portion control and you eat every 4 hours, generally you shouldn’t feel hungry between the meals. If you do, I suggest increasing the portion size. A couple of “cheat” tricks I have are: my first choice would be half of a Peanut Butter Bar – a certified low glycemic product that is super yummy. Really great when I wake up in the middle of the night for a feeding and am hungry as well. Another suggestion would be a handful of almonds (roasted, no salt) or a tsp of natural peanut butter, straight from the bottle. Finally, if I’m hungry after a swim and it’s still a few hours til lunch, I’ll make a Chocolate Nutrimeal shake, with 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter, and if I have some, a few pieces of frozen banana (combine with water and ice in a blender – yummy!!).
Here’s what I ate on Wednesday (see Sunday’s post for all the prep):
Breakfast (8 am) – scrambled eggs (1 whole egg, 2-3 egg whites) with spices, black bean mix (see Sunday prep) and organic salsa.
Morning vitamins: 2 Multi-mineral, 2 Mega Anti-oxidant, 2 Omega-3, 2 Joint Formula, 2 Vitamin D (1000 mg each) and 1 Proflavanol C100 (grapeseed oil and vitamin C) – see below in Nutritionals for more info.
Snack after swim (10:30 am) – Chocolate Nutrimeal shake, prepared as above.
Lunch (1 pm) – Arugula & spinach, quinoa salad (see Sunday prep), grape tomatoes, goat cheese (not feta), ½ avocado, Renee’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. Mini Diet Coke.
Afternoon (4:30 pm) – 1 hard-boiled egg, Fontaine Santé Bean Salad (contains all natural ingredients and no preservatives), mini carrots, 2 slices of old cheddar.
Dinner (8 pm) – President’s Choice Curry Tuna or chicken breast (several cooked on Monday, so reheated) for protein. Stir fry veggies – fresh mushrooms, peppers and red onion, with red kidney beans. 1 glass of red wine.
Evening vitamins: 2 Multi-mineral, 2 Mega Anti-oxidant, 2 Joint Formula, and 1 Proflavanol C100 (grapeseed oil and vitamin C), 2 Active Calcium Plus – see below in Nutritionals for more info.
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- The Essentialstm – Mega Antioxidant™ and MultiMineral Plus
- BiOmegatm – High quality, ultra-pure fish oil supplement
- Proflavanol® C100 – Grape-seed bioflavonoids and vitamin C
- Procosa ®II – Optimal joint health
- Active Calcium Chewable – Bone health
- Vitamin D
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