By Friday I was exhausted. I don’t know if it’s the extremely low carb intake this week but I was seriously dragging ass all week. I was ready for life to get back to “normal” too.
2 scrambled eggs
Refried black beans
2 slices bacon (couldn’t eat the 3rd)
I will admit that I do like the bigger breakfast part of this experiment. I am finding that I am much less hungry the rest of the morning, and usually don’t need my snack. And after eating mainly egg whites all week the yellowness of the regular scrambled eggs is sort of bizarre looking!
Calories: 330 | Carbs: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fiber 6g
Hard Boiled Egg
Calories: 70 | Carbs: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fiber 0g
Baby Spinach with broccoli, black olives and celery
Leftover Mediterranean Chicken
I used the leftover chicken from Thursday’s excursion to the Greek Cart near my office. I’m out of the mixed greens so this salad is strictly baby spinach. I’m not a huge fan of the texture of baby spinach and would prefer it mixed in with “regular” lettuce.
Calories: 315 | Carbs: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fiber 12g
Even though I wasn’t very hungry Friday afternoon I ate my snack because I was heading to the pool right after work.
Calories: 116 | Carbs: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fiber 3g
Turkey Burger with no bun
Canned Refried Beans with Cheese
Canned Green Beans
1 glass Syrah
Michael skipped the green beans. He made a comment about how he didn’t want “anything green” on his plate. He was burned out on veggies. I’m not burned out on veggies but I am definitely burned out on salads! I liked the green beans. The glass of red wine really hit the spot too!
Calories: 650 | Carbs: 57g | Protein: 70g | Fiber 8g
After work I swam my normal routine. The swim was really difficult and it was the first time this week I really noticed a difference in my endurance and ability in relation to the amount of carbs I ate. Having a super low-carb diet all week finally caught up to me. Swimming just plain sucked. I felt like I was slow (but I wasn’t in comparison to my time) and my arms were so fatigued I wasn’t sure I could continue to swim. I had to rest a lot–which I NEVER do.
There was also a silly girl that got in my lane and apparently didn’t pay attention to the etiquette of lap swimming. I was staying on one side swimming my laps and she seemed determined to swim down the center of the lane. I really have no idea why she was being so stupid and not getting the message that she was doing it wrong but it was really frustrating. By the time I was fed up with her and ready to tell her off, she finally decided to leave. Thankfully! It really baffles me that people who don’t know how to swim or are slow swimmers, get in the same lane as a FAST swimmer and then don’t follow the rules. Why would they want to get in the way?? I just don’t get it. When I was a slow swimmer I was intimated by the faster ones and stayed on my side, giving them plenty of space. New Swimmers: READ THIS PLEASE! And thank you.
Half way through my swim I started to feel better and less fatigued. I sat in the hot tub for a bit and then went home feeling deflated. The moment I walked in the door Michael commented that I looked exhausted. I felt run down and lethargic.
Calories Burned: 400
TOTALS FOR THE DAY:
Calories: 1,721 | Carbs: 142g | Protein: 143g | Fiber 32g
QUESTION: Can you tell a difference in your physical abilities when you eat more or less carbs/protein?