Day 6 of experiment
|Dateorade for my run|
Turns out I still have some cravings going on. I have overcome the craving of pure shitty junk food, grain, fat, etc.
That's interesting, as of writing this it is the first time I have realized that while on this diet, I have not once craved bread. Hmmm, curious.However, I just returned from the grocery store, and I purchased a bunch of salad material. Now that I think about it, I wish that I had not, for two reasons. First, they are very low calorie. Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, etc. Not worth the time and money if I am struggling getting my calories in. Second, I think I am craving salt. I believe I am craving the 2tbsp of Newman's Own Lite dress and the canned sliced jalapenos that I put on the salad.
Frankly, it looks like I have replaced one craving (added sugar, grain, and fat) with another, salt.
Day 6. The gas continues. I have no problem dropping the Cosby kids off at the swimming pool however. I'm more regular than, well, I'm not sure what else is regular. But I am more regular that it.
As for the lack of calories problem. I want to reach 4,000 calories every day, as a goal. As I have said before, part of the theory behind this diet is to eat as much as you can to maximize fuel and nutrient intake. 9pm on Wed rolls around, I look at the Lose It! calorie counting app on my iPhone, and it says 3200 calories. My exact words were "Oh mother of fuck..." I go up stairs, grab eight bananas, and start chowing down.
Also, I made Dateorade today! It's sooo easy and cheap! I bought 11 dates for 3 bucks. Depending on where you get your calorie counts from, that's either 700 or 1100 calories. Anyway, all it takes is to soak them in a little bit of water, and blend. I put 5 soaked dates into a blend with some water, hit the button, and that worked GREAT for my 10 mile trail run. I use the Ultimate Direction hand held, and there was zero issue with any of the "solid" material from the dates clogging up the bottle. I use the term solid very loosely. The fruit broke up very very well from the soaking and the blending. Taste wise, no complaints. It honestly just tastes like juice. That would make sense, as all it is is date juice. I could even see myself mixing in some maltodextrin to add in more calories, and maybe change the flavor a bit.
Just to note, morning means before noon. Afternoon means 12 to 5. Evening means anything eaten after 5pm. So, the evening list does not mean all that once eaten at once, only that it was eaten after 5pm.
- 5 date Dateorade during run
- AM 10 mile trail run
- 8 Bananas
- 4 dried Dates
- 1 pickle
- 2lb Grapes
- PM 7 mile run
- 1lb Strawberries
- .5 cup dried Cherries
- 3 cups mixed veggies with a boiled potato and some dressing
- Salad of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, canned jalapenos, sliced pickles, dressing
- 8 bananas...
|Image from my run today|