When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:
- 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.
- 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.
- Walking is my only form of exercise. Lately, I’ve been walking into town every other day which ends up being around 5.5 miles round trip. My daily average is 2.4 miles.
- Breakfast: 8 oranges
- Lunch: 5 bananas
- Dinner: 7 oranges, 3 bananas
My macronutrient ratio:
- 91.9% of my calories came from carbohydrates
- 5.5% from protein
- 2.6% from fat
I can’t wait to be in Dubrovnik and then Dublin! I’ve had a nice relaxing time here on the island but finding good fruit has been difficult for me. I wasn’t able to find decent pears in the shops this past week, so my meals focused on oranges. I’ve reluctantly included some bananas as well simply because I need the calories.
Several fruit vegans have recommended I eat fruit like persimmons because persimmons are sweet and abundant during this time of year. I love persimmons but they aren’t suitable for my lifestyle (currently) because they take so long to ripen. Some will take weeks if not a full month to fully ripen, and it doesn’t make sense for me to buy them now and bring them with me as I travel to other destinations. Food shops also didn’t stock them until this week.
I decided to incorporate corn pasta into my diet as a back-up plan so I can ensure I eat enough calories. I had corn pasta with steamed veggies for dinner several days this past week. It didn’t make me feel unwell after eating it, but I definitely have more energy when I only eat fruit. I notice that I’m more lethargic and thirsty the next day following this cooked meal. This makes sense because corn pasta is more difficult for my body to digest (compared to fresh fruit), and neither cooked pasta nor veggies are hydrating. Also, my skin has been acting up lately so my first inclination is to blame the pasta. So frustrating!
So, I don’t plan on eating pasta anymore once I’m off the island. Fortunately, I head to Dubrovnik this Saturday. I’m looking forward to visiting the market there because I have a serious craving for grapes. And once I’m in Dublin I’ll be back in the land of my beloved Tesco. Finding fresh produce will no longer be an issue!
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. Everything you need to know about the HCLF lifestyle.