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Welcome to another rendition of What I Ate Wednesdays, the phenomenon where different bloggers share a day’s worth of food in photos (see a listing of my previous entries here).
I got a few questions from my post in this category last week, where I shared some of my recent “Paleo-ish” eats. The change that’s been happening most recently is that I’m backing away from the low-carb approach and adding in more “slow” carbs versus low carbs. What’s the diff and why the change?
In short, I noticed pretty quickly that my sleep quality suffered when I didn’t consume enough carbohydrates during the day, even if I consumed them at dinnertime. It also started to feel restrictive to over-think my macro intake, as opposed to eating more intuitively. Based on my history of disordered eating and restrictive tendencies, I’m benefiting from a less rules-based approach.
I got the term “slow-carb” from Tim Ferriss, and I take it to mean complex carbohydrates and whole foods like sweet potatoes, legumes, fruits, and veggies.
Onto the eats!
Breakfast was a simple bowl of blueberries, buckwheat groats, ground chia seeds, walnuts, molasses, and homemade vanilla hemp milk (recipe coming soon):
The aerial shot:
I had a hot cup of black tea afterwards (sorry, unpictured).
Lunch was a yummy hot lunch of pastured roasted chicken breast, sauerkraut, steamed broccoli, and roasted sweet potato chips:
Dessert included my Raw Chocolate Chip Brownies, more bloobs, and a mug of green tea (no pic):
Dinner was a big salad with wild salmon (for me) and locally-sourced canned tuna (for him) with cherries for dessert:
Let me know if you want to hear more about my experience with a true low-carb/ketogenic approach or some of the research I’ve collected on it. There are definitely positives and negatives from what I can tell.