in his book thrive brendan brazier talks about the energy it takes your body to process, assimilate and pass complex processed foods. this really rang true for me. when i eat whole foods i feel "light". when i eat processed crap i feel like i have a gut bomb that takes my body forever to process. it also seems to slow me down, which makes multiple trainings sessions in one day virtually impossible. here is the perfect example of how that food breaks down from the movie supersize me.
ok so what did i eat? it's sunday, i had a hard speed session yesterday. 16.3 miles at VOV pace (verge of vomit). so today is a "rest day" where i'll just attend a yoga class.
i started my day screwing up a bit. i took my fish oil pills. certainly not a whole food... but habit. i think on the whole day i only screwed up twice. almond milk was used in my smoothie to simply make it blend and smooth. tomorrow i'll do better.
Breky: 4 eggs (2 whites, 2 whole organic cage free, free range) omelet w/garlic, orange pepper, broccoli, on a bed of steamed spinach. 1 cup of coffee and yerba mate as well.
Lunch: Fruit Smoothie; banana, hemp seed powder (ground whole hemp seeds), mixed frozen berries and frozen apple, spinach, almond milk (my cheat to make it smooth), amazing grass wheat grass
Snack: 4 hard boiled eggs (yeah i know, too many eggs for one day. i was trying to avoid the seasoned whole foods turkey breast in the fridge), apple, raw almonds, lil bit of avocado. this kept me from cheating though.
Snack: few pieces of organic chicken breast, 2 strawberries, handful of blueberries.. mmm.
Dinner: wild caught coho Salmon w/stir fry veggies in olive oil and tumeric; spinach, broccoli, orange peppers,
i was very curious what my macro-nutrient breakdown was for the day. so as i went along i entered it into fitday.com. for a day off i'm happy with the breakdown...