As part of my Primal restructuring, being less obsessive, and more attentive about food, one major goal is to start eating more produce. Eating more produce means not feeling deprived (as in having a nice full belly) while keeping my calories in check.
Getting all that good stuff in can be a challenge.
Today was less than ideal, I'll admit. I hit the gym before work but got there about 20 minutes later than I'd planned. I wasn't about to compromise my workout and compromised my pre-work/PWO breakfast instead. I didn't have time to cook eggs and kale before I left either, so I opted for some raw plants- carrots and a red pear- and planned to have a protein shake (whey, 2 raw eggs, & Golden Star coconut milk.)
Unfortunately I got to work so late from the gym I had no time to make my shake. I ate my carrots first thing, and ate the pear as I worked. I figured if I had my shake by my 10:30 break I'd be fine. As it turns out I had a couple phone calls to make and forgot to get food, and I was getting HUNGRY!
By chance I had 3 eggs in the fridge, not 2, so I cracked one in a cup and drank it. It held me over well enough until lunch when I could finally have my protein.
Needless to say, I learned my lesson on getting to bed sooner!
Dinner, on the other hand, more than made up for the mornings failure to plan. Yesterday I made a huge veggie-full meatloaf. I really like a lot of vegetable in my meatloaf and made this one with 2 onions, half a head of cauliflower, about a pound and a half of pork sausage, 4 eggs, and lots of Cajun seasoning.
On the way home to eat my meatloaf I got a burger craving, so I stopped off to Wegmans and picked up 2 portobello mushrooms. The resulting dinner was phenomenal. Probably the best I've had in a few weeks!
Witness: 1 portobello meatloaf sandwich with kale, and roasted radishes with ketchup.
|Using Portobellos as a bun is genius! It's delicious and I'm so full.|
I'm definitely doing this for summer barbecues and cook-outs!
So in this meal I've got onions, cauliflower, kale, and mushrooms. Add carrots and a pear from this morning and that's a lot of produce. WIN! I also hit my protein requirements between the eggs, whey and sausage.
Good Primal Day. :)
Tomorrow I rest and fast. I'm undecided if I'll eat dinner tomorrow night or grab a snack before the gym Thursday morning. I have running to do Thursday and don't want to compromise my workout or risk hurting myself.
If you eat before lifting a the gym, I'm curious what you eat, and how soon before you exercise.
Also: I feel (even though I'm Pagan) that I should give up something non-food related for Lent. Any suggestions?
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