After Bikram yoga this morning I went to Hermans, a restaurant with a fantastic vegetarian buffet. I can best describe it as a Whole Foods salad bar. In other words – amazing! I hadn’t had any breakfast or anything to eat before Bikram.
12.20pm Lunch. I had a small-ish plate of cold salads, about a tablespoon of each (couscous, cucumber, a piece of potato, hummus, rice noodles and water chestnuts, cauliflower, pesto pasta and some other bits and bobs). I had a thin half slice of bread. From the warm foods I just took a small cube of tofu and a small cube of squash from one of the stews and then had a rather big portion of the vegetarian lasagna which was super good. I focused on eating conciously, telling myself I don’t have to finish everything. I tried to eat slowly so I would feel when I started to get full. I ate less than I have previously at this buffet and I left quite a bit on my plate. I made a point to not eat the things that weren’t my absolute favorite and left them on the plate (normally I’d just eat everything anyway). I still walked away from there very full (but that might have had a little bit to do with the two bottles of water I downed after Bikram yoga and the one and half glass of water I drank with my meal). I’m figuring this all amounted to maybe 850 kcal? It’s so hard to guesstimate.
5:10pm Dinner. Obviously, I stayed full on the food I ate at Hermans for a long time. But eventually I felt like having something for dinner. I had plain soy yoghurt with 1/2 banana, a kiwi and some cinnamon. On the side I had two slices of carrot raisin bread with a smudge of Tofutti vegan cream cheese.
I bought this yesterday when I got the Tofutti ice cream sandwhiches, and I’ve had a bit of a sweet tooth all day, so I decided on dessert.
8pm Dessert. I had a couple of scoops of the low-calorie mango ice cream and another couple of tablespoons of the Tofutti chocolate ice cream. It wasn’t as good as the other vegan ice creams I’ve had though. I try to get a new flavor/brand each time I get ice cream.
Dessert two. Oh yeah, second dessert felt neccessary (although technically it wasn’t). I hadn’t had any peanut butter all day so I had two rice crackers, one with peanut butter and one with raw cacao bliss. All topped with a dust of cinnamon, of course.
Total calories today: 1 541 kcal (Guesstimated)
40 minute powerwalk
1,5h Bikram Yoga
60 side crunches
Question of the day: What is your favorite way to eat nut butter?