Thanks. It's building up quickly, doing really well.
My next carb load is going to be on the 26th, through the 27th. Right before thanksgiving, I save myself 20 bucks to visit with family and eat their food.
Today so far i've had
1 serving of peanuts
1 chicken cutlet marsalla with mushrooms
I walked to my gym and back, which is a little over a mile, maybe 1.5 miles.
7 minute warm up
15 minute intervals
~40-50 second walking at 3.5-3.9 miles an hour
~10 seconds walking to running at 8.0 miles an hour
10-20 seconds running at 8.0 miles an hour
~6-10 seconds running to walking back to walking.
Did that until the 15 minutes were up, ended it running for 20 seconds at 9 miles an hour. I feel pretty spent today. My energy levels were so so, I had a little trouble sleeping last night but I managed to fall asleep at about 5 in the morning, I woke up at around 10:30. I really never liked doing cardio, but my cardiovascular health was horrible, so I'm really stepping it up. I had considered to just add three minutes in today, but HIIT is fun, I didn't want to stop really. I'm rethinking my whole back routine, I'll see what happens tomorrow.
I took today off, I was feeling sick, I walked about 3-4 miles today however. Some new things i've been looking into.
Low Carb Tortillas
So I ****ed up here, I picked up a package that has 17 carbs per a serving and only 5 grams of fiber. Big mistake on my part I thought I picked up the 5 carb tortillas. Anyway, how do I rate this food. Mission whole grain tacos.
Flavor: Good flavor. While cooking wise I usually insist that the flavor depends on the spices, this taco and other low carb tacos have a real earthy Sunchip flavor to them. I'll post up pictures tommorow sometime, but they taste good to me.
Texture: This is the fall back, it rips too easy in the package.
Value: For a few bucks, to get some tacos, sure its a good use of cash. The possibilities for using tortillas goes beyond just tacos. You could easilly fry them into tortilla chips and use an avacado dip (for the extra fat), or a low carb tomato based salsa.
I actually picked this up for something else I was going to cook for my family on thanksgivings day. When I happened to look at the nutrition I was pleasantly surprised.
Taste: Very bland, nothing to distinctive. This isn't that bad of a quality actually, ricotta is commonly used with a spice/herb mix as a filler, lasagna, ravioli. I like it for this reason.
Texture: Great texture, not congealed like most of your cheeses, kind of crumbly, kind of kept together, binds well.
Value: Great value. 9 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 2 carbs about. Thats for every 28 calories in protein you get 81 in fat, this is close to where you want to be for AD. Somewhere around 30-40 percent protein and 60-70 percent fat. So this is really close.
Microwave Egg recipe 2
Ingredients: Eggs, ricotta cheese, slices of jalepeno, black pepper and salt.
1. Microwavable safe bowl with eggs
2. Crack and scramble eggs in bowl (this would be a good time to add any spices you like).
3. Place in ricotta cheese, as much or little as you like and mix in.
4. Put in jalepenos, make sure you dip them under the egg so they can get trapped in the egg.
Pros: Like all microwavable egg dishes, it's easy to do. Clean up is minor. The texture is rich and slightly cheesy, but only with the faintest afternote. It's an easy way to add calories into your eggs. The Jalepenos have a tang to them and a good spice.
Cons: If the eggs are cooked too long they will cake onto the bowl.
Well, I'm no chef, i've worked in a restaurant before and I did enjoy it, I might consider the cooking business later on in life, but I never really considered the difference between fresh ground pepper and store bought. I bought a container of peppercorns with a mill attached to see what I thought.
Flavor: WOW, wow, there is a huge difference between freshly ground pepper and the store bought pre ground stuff. It's a more dynamic flavor and a lot more spice to it. I tend to use alot of pepper when I cook, I use a lot less with the same result.
Texture: I can get from a really fine grain to a thicker grain, which really doesn't matter too much but its a nice feature.
Value: It depends on person to person, getting a pepper mill that you fill with pepper corns is probably more worth it than buying the preformed mills that are not meant to be refilled. Like the one I bought .
Still eatin' good, nice
Just curious, what do you eat every morning? I'm bulking now, and can't seem to get above 400 or so cals in the morning, even with cheese and 5 eggs or so. And I'm freaking SICK of doing that, stomach kills me all day, sometimes into practice(I eat at 6:50 AM, and practice is at 3 PM). I'm thinking to just eat a crapload of bacon for the cals.
I usually cook my beef ahead. That way for breakfast I have around 1 pound of beef to eat that I just need to heat up in the microwave. If not I'll eat eggs and snack on peanuts.
Like Rob said you could just use oil or cream, the oil you can take a tablespoon in your mouth, drink it down with water. The cream you can whip up, mix a little of the sugar free jello powder in it and eat it like desert.
Today was bad all over, I guess I'm stressed out because of personal things. I wound up falling asleep at 5 in the morning and waking up at five at night, I slept for a full 12 hours. I went to the gym which went badly, but ah well I'll fix it tomorrow.
Seated cable rows:
5 minute warm up
8 miles an hour for 1 minute
5 miles an hour for 1 minute
9 miles an hour for 30 seconds
Today i've eaten
2 tablespoons of ricotta cheese
1 ounce of peanuts
1/2 ounce of peanut butter
Dang bro, that's rough
Ah well, tomorrow will be a fresh start
I'm still searching for something to help with my stomach screwing up from eggs <_< You do OK with a lot of eggs?
I do eat a lot of eggs. It's never been a problem for me. Do you have any allergies?
Yeah its rough, today i'm going to keep my calories low to try to compensate for it. I might just hit 1200 and stop.
Nah, no allegies.
I finally hit about 2600 cals or so today, started with lots of bacon instead of lots of eggs, carbs were prolly 20-25 though, so I gotta watch that now that I have more PB/almonds/pecans. I really need some more protein powder too, hating this mocha stuff from ON, I think it's their only bad tasting one <_< After I get my cinnabun and cupcake batter.
Is there a good tasting oil that I can stick in my shakes? Coconut oil is just weird, EVO tastes like crap, and I can't find almond butter in the store.
Hmm, you can try to flavor your drinks with an extract. Almond, cinnamon, vanilla. They should have minimal carbs but have SOME alcoholic presence. But not enough to even get a baby to get drunk. Canola oil is very bland, over all oils taste like oils unless you flavor them yourself.
Ya, didn't think about that. Guess I'll go for some pumpkin spice or cinnamon or something
Sorry for askin questions in your log, lol.
I'm loving the refeed on weekends
No problem, I really don't mind the questions. The way I see it is that I can keep a log on a file on my computer somewhere, I do it to share the experience. I started out keto dieting without any good source to go to for reference. I started low carb dieting with honestly just a handful of things.
Whatever my parents would cook something (rarely)
For about a month, I ate only tuna fish and oil, then I started to use mayo and garlic powder to make tuna fish. Then I started to make my own chipotle sauce out the mayo and chipotles. Then when my dad died last january I needed to start cooking for myself so I started with steaks, eggs, moved on and on.
So for training wise, I keep that written down to know what worked, where I can go. It's the diet and approach to low carb dieting I think are the more dynamic parts of it. So the questions are more than welcome because it helps me think of things I haven't considered.
I've decided to keep my calories at 1200 today. I'll have one more egg meal and all my carbs before I go to sleep.
Sorry to hear about your dad
Dang, you definately started out basic :O
I really need to get into cooking more, that's what is getting me. I'm bad at cookin raw meat, so that kills me. I mainly go for the chicken, but it's so frikkin lean that it won't fill me like the hamburger and beef would.
Are you liking the low carb tortillas? Those things are frikkin awesome, I eat one a day and I love em with some cheese and turkey.
He woke up late, lol.
What's your problem with cooking the meat? I can give you some pointers. Chicken is really lean, I usually only eat it when I have something fatty I can eat with it.
I love the low carb tortillas, I want to wait until I finish this bag then buy the ones that have 5 net carbs per a tortilla. I made ground beef, put onions and lettuce on it with hotsauce after I browned the tortilla in beef fat, it was good.