Whole Grain High Fiber Hot Cereal by Bob's Red Mill
Almond milk, unsweetened
Kale greens, bagged and cut
Whey protein powder
97% fat free cooked ham
apple cider vinegar
shelled whole Almonds
1% Greek yogurt, plain
frozen green beans
There is nothing horrible about what I eat. The foods are mostly things my great grandparents would have eaten if anyone in my family ever ate vegetables. The items in red have some sort of processing in their getting from nature to table, so they are not permitted today.
How am I doing today?
Breakfast was easy: Two poached eggs and 2 additional cooked whites. They started in the shell and were cooked by me. No salt because the salt has salt and four additional ingredients on the label. I also had a whole banana, fresh kale and half an avocado. No Splenda, almond milk, or Greek yogurt - all of which I would have added to the kale and banana. To make it a little wet I added 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries so it blended well into a puree. Breakfast was 22 grams fat (darn those egg yolks), 26 grams protein and 49 grams carbs.
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Lunch: whole sweet potato. 1 oz of nuts I cracked open myself and 1/4 cup of fresh blackberries. Then I had a whole carrot. Didn't eat the green top.
Strangely, I was not hungry for lunch and don't feel like eating my planned afternoon snack, so I moved the calories into dinner.
Dinner was a salad of half avocado, a yellow squash, 1 tomato, quinoa, juice of 2 key limes (fresh), home grown cilantro, a carrot, four egg whites and one red pepper (sweet, not hot).
It was tasty - even without salt, vinegar, pepper, seasonings, sauces, oil, meat, cheese or poultry.
Protein is much lower than normal (for me) on this plan. I usually have 35% to 40% of my calories from protein and 23% to 27% from fat. The rest from carbs. Today the protein is under 20%.
Someone pointed out to me that water has chemicals, too. True, but not the point of this exercise. I have no power over the water supply or how many of the fresh vegetables or fruits I eat are grown. All I can control is what I put in my mouth after I read a label. Today I did not eat things just because they are edible. I ate pure food.
I could do it again. I could do it if I had. I am grateful that tomorrow I can have my yogurt, ham, coffee and almond milk.