What I Ate Wednesday #122: The ‘V’ Word

A few days ago, I started a little experiment. I’m currently working with the nutritionist at Truve, Cyrus Khambatta, on testing a different kind of diet. So if I’m going to do it, why not go balls to the wall? We’re talking 2 weeks vegan. And not only that, but Cyrus is a big proponent of a 70/15/15 diet. Yup, 70% carbs. Fruit and veggie carbs, though, not grains. This is a really drastic change in my diet and I’m finding it very interesting to see the way my body is reacting to it. I’m only on day 4 right now, but I’m looking forward to doing a full update at the end. For now, this is how some of my meals and snacks have been looking.

Peas & Crayons What I Ate Wednesday WIAW

[Breakfast]

Banana Mango Papaya Chia Seeds Coffee Silk Cashew Milk

2 bananas, 1 mango, 1/2 papaya, cinnamon, & 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in cashew milk

Bananas Strawberries Raisins Chia Seeds

2 bananas, 10 strawberries, 2 handfuls of raisins, and 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in cashew milk

That’s a lot of fruit! Breakfast is, of course, my favorite meal of the day and while I’m missing my oats and melty peanut butter, these breakfasts have been delicious and surprisingly have held me over for 3-4.5 hours.

[Lunch]

Mediterranean Sweet Potato Olive Onion Bake

Sweet potatoes baked with olives, sun dried tomatoes, and onion

Kabocha Squash Fennel

Roasted kabocha squash and fennel

Anyone that tells me to eat a huge plate of sweet potatoes or kabocha is good in my book!

[Dinner]

Mushrooms Bell Pepper Onion

Mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion

Mushrooms Snow Peas Tomatoes

Mushrooms, snow peas, and tomato

Dinner has admittedly been my least favorite meal. It’s usually at this point that I feel like I’d like to sneak a couple bites of Nathan’s chicken. Or have some kind of sauce to make it all more exciting. I know typically if I were just doing vegan on my own, I could play with flavors a bit more but because I’m trying to really follow Cyrus’ plan, I’m sticking with his recipes.

[Snacks]

Gingerbread Larabar

Perfect because it’s just dates, nuts, and spices!

Holy moly. Those Blissful Eats bites are some of my new favorite snacks! I was lucky enough to win some samples but I have a feeling I’ll definitely be buying more in the [very near] future!

Also unpictured snacks have been chia pudding, apples, olives, and leftover kabocha squash.

Overall Feelings
So far, I feel like I’ve had ups and downs of feeling super full [hellooo kabocha!] and feeling downright ravenous. I’ve also noticed my energy levels being a bit low over the past couple of days. I’m interested to see if that turns around and if my body adjusts. I’m also curious to see if there are any changes in my body, though 2 weeks isn’t too long to see those changes.

It’s definitely an interesting experience thus far and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next week and a half goes, as well as if it changes my diet in the future.

Food for Thought

Have you ever tried eating vegan?
What are your thoughts on the 70/15/15 macro breakdown?

Link Love #25

This past week has been so great. I’m completely exhausted, worn out, and love having my parents here. I wish they lived here too. From beer tours, to AT&T Park, to strolling down the cute streets of Berkeley, I’ve really loved everything.

AT&T Park San Francisco Giants Tour

No game? We tour!

I haven’t had as much time for blog reading since they’ve gotten here, but I was still able to put together a pretty awesome round up if I do say so, myself!

Health

Wearable Fitness Trackers Are We Creating a New Addiction The Valentine RD

Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Creating a New Addiction? – The Valentine RD

Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Creating a New Addiction? – The Valentine RD
Carb controversy: Why low-carb diets have got it all wrong – Precision Nutrition
Three Tips to Overcoming Body Image Issues – Sometimes Always Never via Mastering Joy
Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Daughter – Healthy Ideas Place

Fitness

Leg Torture Purely Training Workout 49 Purely Twins

Leg Torture Purely Training Workout #49 – Purely Twins

Leg Torture Purely Training Workout 49 – Purely Twins
The Bachelor Workout – Pumps & Iron
30-Minute Total-Body Indoor Stair Workout – FitSugar
Computrainers and 2 Indoor Cycling Workouts – Cotter Crunch
How I Got My 5K and 1/2 Marathon PRs – Katy Widrick

Food

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad Orange Sage Dressing Roasted Root

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad Orange-Sage Dressing – The Roasted Root

Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Orange-Sage Dressing – The Roasted Root
Salted Caramel Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding – PaleOMG
Harissa, Smashed Avocado + Egg Toast with Goat Cheese and Honey Drizzle – Half Baked Harvest
Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – The Colorful Kitchen
The Balance Bowl – A Healthy Meal Made Easy – Begin with Nutrition

Food for Thought

What was one of your favorite posts from the past week?