I’m spending my last few hours in Rijeka, Croatia, sipping on a smoothie. Soon I’ll be on a train to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital.
This video shows you everything I ate yesterday. I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.
- My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
- I don’t include daily exercise. I stay active by walking. The mileage I walk depends on how many errands I have during the day. Currently, my daily average is 2 miles.
- My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
- Breakfast: one large cantaloupe melon.
- Lunch: grapes.
- Dinner: large salad made with corn, cucumber, tomato, red bell pepper, dried cranberries, lime juice.
- Snack: three bananas.
My macronutrient ratio:
- 89.4% of my calories came from carbohydrates
- 5.8% from protein
- 4.8% from fat
Notice that I’m eating fewer calories now. This makes sense because I’m less active currently. I haven’t been walking as much so my daily average is only 2 miles. I also lost some weight so I need fewer calories to maintain my lower body weight.
Here’s my calorie intake from previous What I eat in a day posts:
- Ljubljana: 2079
- Paris: 2194
- Paris: 1965 (weekly average for my first fully raw week)
- Paris: 2365
- Palma: 3521
- Scotland: 2627 (weekly average)
The fact that I’ve unknowingly lowered my calorie intake and lost weight amazes me because at no point did I try to eat fewer calories. (Check out My weight loss with HCLF for more details.) I didn’t plan on losing weight, either! This is just a consequence of eating raw foods. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber so they fill me up faster than other foods.
Previously, when I tried to lose weight with a low-calorie diet, I always struggled to keep my calorie intake low. This is because eating 1900 calories of calorie-dense foods isn’t as satisfying. Processed and fatty foods are high in calories but low in fiber and take up a small volume. I was always hungry for more.
Now eating is never a struggle. Every day I eat as much as I care for. Every day I eat until I’m full and satisfied without counting calories, without searching through ingredient labels because fruits and veggies are always 100% vegan, without worrying about whether I might suffer from digestive upset or an acne flare up. Every day I wake up full of energy, completely content and excited for what the day may bring.
I love eating this way!
Additional useful posts for further reading:
- My weight loss with HCLF.
- How to use Cronometer.
- What I eat in a day – Palma edition. Find out why it isn’t important to eat 100% of all vitamins and minerals every day.
- What I eat in a day. More Cronometer screenshots and dietary analysis of what I eat.
- High carb low fat basics. Basically a FAQ about the HCLF lifestyle.