Haven't had any energy to train or blog this week (not sure what's wrong but think my body has been trying to fight off a sinus infection - face sore and puffy the last few days). I'm so glad I did all that food prep last weekend as normally when I don't train my eating isn't great, but having almost everything prepared meant I had no excuse not to eat well.
I was planning on experimenting with a high-carb diet for a few months when I started my new program this week. Even though I didn't end up training I decided to change my diet anyway - thought my body would appreciate all the extra veggies and fruit while I wasn't feeling well. So I've been eating roughly 50% carbs (from veges, fruit, legumes and whole grains), at about 1800 calories per day, sometimes more if I've had a long day. I've also been having a lot of trouble with dairy lately (bloating, phlegm, wind, tiredness) so have taken this out for now. May try reintroducing some lactose-free or non-cow options in a few weeks.
Rough plan for next week is to do the same foodwise, and add in some exercise if/when I feel up to it:
M1: Vital Greens, steel-cut oats with banana and berries
M2: kangaroo mini roast, sweet potato, broccoli, zucchini
M3: balsamic chicken with four-bean salad
M4: lamb casserole, cauli, carrots
M5: pea protein, cocoa, xylitol, nut butter and water mixed into a 'pudding'; celery, capsicum, cucumber
Food prep is done, so just have to heat and eat.
PS, for anyone that has problems with food intolerances, my parents sent me this interesting article: My search for food that loves me