Traveling from school to school to my boyfriend's, six hours a week, got pretty draining. It was hard to remember to carry around food.
In a meeting with a fitness trainer, I discovered that my percentage body fat is pretty high. Since then, I've been logging my food and exercise into My Fitness Pal every day. Trying to stay gluten free and vegan on a 1200 calorie diet is HARD!
I hate labels. So do most nutritionist bloggers. Gena eats gluten. Telpner eats raw honey. The twins eat goat cheese (sometimes). They have all taught me the most important lesson about eating well. Restrictions are stressful, not healthy!
This week, I tried some gluten again. I wasn't sleeping well. For lunch, the only thing I wanted was COMFORT. So bagel with hummus and soup, it was! This is from my favorite local coffeeshop, where I have been grading papers and writing stories since 1998!
The soup was chickpea tomato - completely vegan and gluten free. It made my stomach feel full of warmth and life!
The bagel made my stomach feel full of death and rocks. It was clenched and angry for the rest of the afternoon.
In need of an easy breakfast, I picked up a tiny cup of Fage. Who'mI kiddin??? I was jonesing for the stuff! I ate it with raw honey on boatmeal. It was awesome.
But the rest of the day, I was sick.In all of my cheating - ahem - testing, the only food that truly made me feel good was eggs. A couple mornings this week, I made veggie country mess. It's scrambled eggs, onions, garlic, mushrooms, an Amy's Sonoma burger, and whatever veggies I could find in the fridge. The eggs were as local as I could get. My boyfriend's neice has chickens. We bought a dozen from her. They were brighter than a Crayola crayon. And they woke me up brighter than the sun!
1.5 Tablespoon Cacao
.5 Tablespoon Maca
.5 Tablespoon Mesquite
1.5 cups Almond Milk
12 drops stevia