I never thought I would ever write the above title – or survive three days without complex carbs, on the candida diet!
Of course, it’s not 100% true – I have had about 1/4 cup of beans today, plus raw carrots and raw red peppers. I have enjoyed copious (thank goodness there is no requirement for me to write exactly how much!) of almond butter and ABU, and have gone through about half a jar of tahini in far too short a time. What can I say? I’m a lover of carbs, and if they are taken them from me, you can bet I’ll be enjoying some healthy fats.
Anthony’s been so amazing throughout this (no surprise, but still so wonderful) and been so deeply supportive, making me beautiful meals and grilling meat for me.
I’ve also chosen to look at this “diet” (loathe that word) as an interesting challenge to come up with tasty and original dishes, and so far, so good.
Breakfast was my carbonara (two for two on no pics.)
Snack: was almonds. Simple and divine.
Lunch was the most amazing salad in the world.
Into the mix went:
- a raw carrot
- half a raw red pepper
- mixed greens
- a chicken sausage
- roasted brussels sprouts
- lef-over omelette with avocado
- 1 tbsp tahini
- lemon juice
If you’ve never put cold omelette on a salad, do it. It’s fantastic and a delightful way to get extra protein.
Snacks: were nori wraps with cucumber and carrots with lemon juice and tahini, plus one with hummus.
Dinner: was a big bowl of left-over hamburger with sautéed spinach and onions, plus a tablespoon each of brown lentils, red-lentils, and hummus. Hummus and brown lentils are both fine on the Whole Approach plan, and red-lentils are a limit food, so I made sure to keep the amount very, very small.
And dessert was almond milk with a tablespoon or so of unsweetened carob with cinnamon. Not quite as delightful as fruit and ‘gurt, but it took the edge off.
I will say, even though it’s certainly not a meal plan I’d like to stay on for more than 30 seconds longer than absolutely necessary, I do feel pretty great on the higher proteins and fats. Not to mention, after a few days, my pants feel a bit looser, which is crazy as I’ve most likely eaten more than normal to compensate for my carb cravings.
Today’s workout was a very quick version of NROLFW (we had to leave pre-lunges and jack-knives) so we’ll tack them on to tomorrows cardio.
Have a great day, peeps!