Feeling very blocked up in the sinuses today. There could be several reasons for this: a) my body getting over being inflamed from a couple of not-so-healthy food choices last week, b) lingering sinus infection (had flu last week also), c) my CPAP machine for my sleep apnea screwing up my nose – I cannot WAIT till I can throw that thing out and never use it again. Or d) some other food-related reason I’m unaware of – though not having eaten anything inflammatory, if it’s food-related I am guessing it’s my system reacting to the previous choices I made.
Took me ages to get out of bed today, feeling a bit sluggish, though again, the flu I had last week kicked me around a fair bit so I’m not too worried about it.
Yesterday I had:
Breakfast: 2 eggs, veges, 1/8 of a sweet potato, mixed with carrot and made into a hash cake. I thought maybe I should have had 3 eggs, but I was pretty damn full. Coffee with 3 tbsp coconut milk.
Lunch: Chicken, Leeks, 1/4 of a sweet potato sliced on the mandolin and fried in coconut oil, with lime salt. I wouldn’t normally eat a lot of sweet potato (tend to stay in the 40-50 grams of carbs camp), but I’m really enjoying them at the moment.
Snack: 1 tsp of cashew butter. We made a bit of an error with dinner, and started it pretty late, which meant we were pretty hungry, I find just a small amount of the butter staves off hunger pangs and I’m never tempted to have more, so I view this as a safe choice if I have to snack. Obviously it would be referable not to, but I’m sure I’ll be sticking to meals only as a general rule after these first few days. I used to graze a lot, so I’m happy with my progress!
Dinner: Melissa Joulwan’s Stovetop Pork Carnitas in lettuce wraps with homemade salsa and guacamole. YUM.
Roll on Day 4!