After not eating much for 11 days then training on Monday, I should have eaten more carbs than usual, not less, but it wasn’t until Tuesday night, when I was being ‘snippy’ at Rob for no reason, that I realised I was a bit depleted. So I had a much higher carb day today (Wednesday).
Breakfast this morning was cherry chocolate oatmeal (recipe below):
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats
- 1/2 cup skim milk (or your favourite milk substitute – I used malt-free soy milk)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cocoa
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 6g chopped walnut pieces
In a medium sized pot, heat the oats, milk, water, frozen cherries and salt over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to simmer, turn it down to medium-low and stir frequently until the mixture thickens.
Stir in the cocoa and cinnamon, then turn off the heat. Mix in the protein powder then scrap the mixture into a serving bowl and top with walnuts.
For my morning snack I had some chickpeas, an orange, some cashews and some celery:
Then I went to the gym to do day 2 of my program. When I came back from the gym I was still grumpy and inhaled my lunch, a stack of
- brown rice
- refried beans
- cooked red pepper, red onions, mushrooms, rainbow chard
- grated spicy tofu
plus some raisins:
My afternoon snack was a pear and some pecans:
Dinner was gluten-free spaghetti bolognese:
I finally felt ‘normal’ again after eating this.
Then I was hungry (and thirsty) again before going to bed so had another snack – a hot chocolate made with protein powder and a little bit of lactose-free milk: