Let me start off by saying, I went to bed an hour earlier last night, to avoid feeling hungry for an extra hour. It definitely helped, and I was very tired anyway. In addition to eating plants as a first choice during this week, I also got the bug up my butt to try intermittent fasting each night. Which is a fancy way of saying, don’t eat past a certain hour each night and then don’t eat first thing in the morning when you wake up. I have no idea what sort of benefit I personally might gain from this, but on Day 1, it kind of happened on accident so I thought why not give it a try for the rest of the week. I’ve read that for women, 14 hours of fasting is ideal. It seems like doing it overnight is the best way to go, since I’m asleep for half of the 14 hours and I’ve noticed better sleep when I don’t go to bed on a full stomach. If you want to read more about fasting and juicing, you can check out this article. As a side note, if you aren’t familiar with Ayurveda or Doshas, I highly recommend reading more here! Knowing your Dosha (or body constitution type) will tell you more about your personal body chemistry and therefore help you to play a more active role in your own health. Once I found out mine (most people have a primary and a secondary dosha) it gave me such a greater understanding to how my body works and responds to various foods, environments and climate changes even.
Today I definitely tried to EAT MORE. I’ve been very hungry all day, so I’m trying to cram in the calories and nutrients.
Even after all this food, I was still feeling very depleted and like I needed some grounding food (something heavy, like a root veggie and also, some more protein). So we went with lentils, potato, onion, fresh garlic and mushroom topped with some fresh tomato and diced green onion. It hit the SPOT. This put me way over my calorie and carb goal for the day (according to My Fitness Pal) but if I’m hungry, I eat! And it was still, plants first.
Totals for today, including the macro percentages. Seems like I’m pretty consistent with those over the past 3 days!
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