It was pouring rain when I got up this morning but thankfully it stopped just in time for me to walk trek? speedwalk from the bus up to Bikram Yoga (a 40 minute walk total, to and from) without getting soaked. In the afternoon it cleared up a bit but it hasn’t been a fabulous day like yesterday. You gotta try to enjoy it while you can!
On my way to Bikram I had an apple. And when I got home I had breakfastlunch.
1:55pm Breakfastlunch. A portion of oatmeal with silken tofu and cinnamon mixed in and some berries on top. With my favorite – two slices of date bread with a smudge of peanut butter and some sliced banana. Also, a cup of organic green tea with aloe vera.
4pm Snack. I had to go to the grocery store this afternoon so for damage control I had half a Cocoa Brownie TREK bar in hopes of this calming my cravings, the grocery stores are absolutely packed with easter candy right now which is really pushing me to the limit! This didn’t hold me over long though (but I didn’t get any candy!)
5:15pm Dinner. I sliced about half of a sweet potato (about 60 grams) and baked it completely plain in the oven, then topped it with some mixed spices. With this I had an Amy’s Bean Burrito.
7:15pm Dessert. For dessert I blended some silken tofu with about 1/2 tbs carob powder and 1 tsp agave syrup to make a pudding, I topped it with some berries. It turned out quite good actually. This was a mini-portion, only about 1/2 cup. I also had one of my litte Black Bean Brownies. And then I moved on to…
Dessert two. I had the last two slices of date bread (toasted) with a smear of peanut butter and sliced banana. Yumm..! And then to top it all off, I had…
Dessert three(!) A second Black Bean Brownie with peanut butter smudged on top. Perfect combo! I had the Black Bean Brownies like this yesterday evening too stealing some of the peanut butter I’d spooned out for the banana to smear on my brownies.
Total calories today: 1 435 kcal
40 minute powerwalk
1,5h Bikram yoga
Question/discussion of the day:
Many of you know that I’ve been working on trying to increase my food instake to above a thousand calories a day, even though this scares me a little, and the past two days I have got above a thousand. However, now when I add up my calories and see almost 1,500 kcal I’m slightly terrified. This seems like a lot to me, too much actually, especially considering the low amount of activity I do. So, I’m reaching out to you and asking for your advice: Based on what I have eaten today and with my activity level in mind – would you say that my total amount of calories for today (1 435 kcal) is good/bad/too little/too much?