Food: February 16, 2015

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Real Food Is Satisfying

Woke up feeling great, motivated to start the work week at the gym pushing iron. :) I started the day in the usual way by first using my Ketonix ketone breathalyzer to check my body for ketosis. Positive test–good, I’m a fat burning beast! Next, I took my 5g daily dose of creatine. I dropped my daughter at the bus stop at 6am and then, while continuing the gym, drank a can of all-natural Celsius energy drink along with my pre-workout BCAAs.

On Monday I usually have a business-related lunch, and lately I’ve been going to the Cheesecake Factory because I can get the Cobb salad, perfect food for my version of Primal/Paleo eating.

I kept my intermittent fasting routine going, eating that first meal a little past noon. Today, because I lifted pretty hard in the morning, by noon I was starving and that salad tasted great. I consumed my second and final meal at about 6:30 or so: leftover Everyday Paleo meatloaf, steamed broccoli with butter and sea salt, a baked potato cubed and fried in grass-fed ghee.

Everything I ate today was real food, very low sugar (tiny amount of BBQ sauce on the meatloaf) and no grains or processed food. Two meals with an estimated total calorie intake of just under 1,600, probably too low, especially on a workout day one might say. I’m not stressed about it though because my body felt satisfied–that’s all that matters to me. With this style of eating I really have no need to count calories as long as I stick to eating real food and avoid sugar and grains. I do keep track of calories, but only to document my intake for this blog.

I hope your work week started great and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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