I did something today that I like to do on occasion...especially on busy days. I did a modified Intermittent Fasting (IF) day. I like to throw a "food is scarce today" curve ball at my body just to help it become more efficient at using body fat as fuel. It's not for everyone, I know that, but some days it works really well for me.
So anyway here's my food for the day....
|Coffee w/coconut milk|
|Tuna w/mashed avocado & mustard, asparagus, and mashed sweet potato|
|Scrambled eggs w/leftover pot roast, mushrooms and spinach|
Dinner was one of those "let's clear out the fridge" meals. The kids had frozen pizza. Easy dinner night. To be clear, I am not a food nazi. My kids are still eating some not so great things. We're working on changing over, but it's definitely a process.
Exercise: I kicked my own behind today! I did HIIT for 16 minutes (Squat thrust, plank jacks, cross jacks & high knees) 4 sets of 30 sec work/20 sec rest. HOLY COW! I thought I might puke at the end :) and then I finished off with some yoga.
Overall: Today was great. I really wanted gum as I was out and about this afternoon running errands. Habit. I've had a few moments also in the past few days where I find I have to stop myself from grabbing something from the kids' plate. Mindless stuff. Again habit.
And now, I'm going to address an anonymous comment that someone left on the last post...
Here's the comment: "Hey, what about if I can't find antibiotic free stuff? Sucks. Hmm..."
My response may surprise you. I don't think I've ever said I buy anything other than "traditional" stuff. I rarely buy organic, grass fed or any of the other "buzz" worded products. Sometimes, if I can find stuff at a good deal, I buy it. Generally though, my food and meat is of the traditional variety. In my opinion there is a spectrum. At one end you have Grass fed, organic everything blah, blah, blah. At the other end you have SAD (Standard American Diet) with food products loaded with sugar and goodness knows what else. I do my best to keep my family towards the "good" end of the spectrum, but I really try not to stress overly much if I can't find or afford to buy the best stuff. I would make myself crazy. First priority to me is buying enough food to feed my family. I would rather feed them traditionally raised chicken and asparagus (or whatever) than buy an organic chicken and not have money for the vegetables...I hope that makes sense. So, if you can't find the stuff you want to eat, or you can't afford it, just do your best.
Tomorrow I plan on going to the farmer's market to get what I can there, then I'll go to the store and fill in the blanks as needed. All local, all hormone free is what some consider to be the gold standard, but I just do what I can with what I've got.
Hope that answers that.
I'm interested in everyone's opinion. What's your opinion on the topic??