Sunday, March 14, 2010

What I eat.

I thought I would post a little information on what exactly it is that I eat on this Fast-5 Lifestyle in response to one of my comments.

I eat whatever I feel like...Truthfully.

If I feel like going to A&W for a burger and fries, that is what I do. If I feel like pasta and garlic bread, that is what I eat.

I eat butter chicken, samosas and naan bread.
I eat veggie sandwiches with avocado, spinach, cucumber, pickles, cheese and hummus.
I eat chips.
I eat stir fry with noodles, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, bean sprouts, chicken, beef and teriyaki/soy sauce combo.
I eat chocolate.
I eat rice and chicken.
I eat burritos or enchiladas.
I eat carrots with hummus.
I eat beef stew.
I eat spaghetti with meat sauce.
I eat cake.
I eat almonds.
I eat apple fritters.
I eat berries.
I eat french fries.
I eat caesar salad.
I eat cucumber with hummus.
I eat chicken wings.
I eat salad.
I eat grapes.
I eat chocolate pudding and cool whip.

Every day, I think about what I would like to eat tomorrow. I pack my lunch up (usually leftovers of one of the meals listed above, from the dinner that I don't eat the night before because I only eat lunch). Then I add in fruit and veggies (which, by the way, I never did before, but now that I only eat one meal a day it seems more important to me for some reason).

I always bring a big serving of fruit and veggies with hummus dip to work with me. I break my fast with the veggies and hummus. Then I eat my main meal and finish it off with the fruit as a kind of dessert. (I love sweets).

Then at about 3:30 I have a snack. Sometimes it is an apple fritter, or cadbury chocolate mini eggs, or chips and almonds, or angel food cake with chocolate pudding and cool whip (yum!).

Then my eating for the day is usually done. I am full at this point and don't feel like eating again within the window so I usually stop there. I don't count calories but have once or twice out of curiosity counted the calories of a few of my favourite meals and I think I eat between 1500 and 2000 calories in that one meal with snack.

Then, on Sundays I usually don't eat at all. Just FAST. I have only tea or water and usually do housework or home improvement projects or pottery class. Something that keeps me really busy so I don't think about food. I don't think it matters what day of the week the fast is, any day would do. Then I go back to my regular routine on Monday of breaking my fast between 12 and 1pm. This means that the day before my big fast I will eat something before bed, usually some veggies, fruit, nuts and cheese, maybe a bagel with cream cheese, so that my fast on Sunday until Monday afternoon will be about 36-40 hours.

I think the full day fast helps to off-set some of the calories heavy days I might have had during the week. Like the day I went to A&W and got an Uncle burger, fries and onion rings (I shared the onion rings with co-workers and only had a couple, but still). The full fast day helps me be able to keep eating the foods I love and never worry about how many calories something is. 

Of course it is good to try to balance things out. If I have the butter chicken, samosa and naan bread for lunch one day, I might have the stir fry or veggie sandwich the next instead of having calorie heavy meals every day of the week.

This is why Intermittent Fasting works so well for me. I never feel deprived, I don't have to measure or count calories and I can do all this with my current lifestyle which doesn't have much exercise in it and still drop pounds.


  1. Great example of how we can eat the foods we love and still lose more deprivation. I don't measure or count either but do need to reduce my portion sizes and be determined to stay of plan during the weekends.

  2. Thanks for the info. I think I eat about the same number of daily calories. I like your idea about fasting one entire day. Keep up the good work.

  3. Do you exercise? I'm thinking of making up for extra calories with exercise. I don't see myself fasting a whole day...would love some advice.


  4. I don't really exercise. I have done some sperts of weight training and yoga but on the whole I exercise very little.

    Exercise is a great way to give you a few extra calories and also for your health. I would always recommend exercise for those reasons.

    However, if you have lots of weight to lose, the food you consume will be the tie breaker. For weight loss it is really 80% food and 20% exercise that will get you where you want to be.

    Good Luck!

    1. Good advice and true!

  5. Awesome you're almost there!
    Just one/two days a week, do a 10minute exercise session with weights right before breaking a fast.

    1) Increases cell insulin sensitivity (disease resistance)
    2) Melts fat
    3) You will feel awesome the next day
    4) The food will taste even better when your muscles need the food, trust me.
    5) Our bodies are designed to! Not sit around lol


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