As per request from a fellow blood type O, non-secretor I will post a few daily Food Logs as well as some sample meals with photographs over the next while. Because I choose to eat well all the time, I have to be prepared for hunger! As a result, I have to ensure that my refrigerator is stocked with ready to eat wholesome foods. I have to plan ahead and spend a certain amount of time preparing. Convenience foods aren’t in the cards anymore.
Aug. 27, 2012
6:30am Wake-up but not moving until 7am, (summer holidays).
7:00am Bed Stretches
7:10 am Homeopathic Remedies + Iodine, Zinc & Vitamin D supplements. I do a few standing side bend stretches while holding two of the homeopathic remedies under my tongue, since I have to hold each for 15 seconds. I’ve learned that I can accomplish a lot in 15 seconds.
From my perspective supplements should be used short term.They supplement what is not working for us naturally.
My goal is to figure out why my levels are low and to use the supplements as a support while I figure out how to get my levels up to MY normal range of healthy functioning. Eating the right way should support our systems properly, which should eliminate the need for supplements (in an ideal world). For example, I was taking twice the amount of Iron Citrate, and Magnesium Glycinate almost two years ago. About six months ago, I was able to lower my daily dose to half that amount.
Then I do my 4 minute morning routine which includes: rolling out with Travel Roller ball & roller, wall stretches, 2 modified Sun Salutation plus the actual 4 minute morning which actually takes me 5 minutes to do Week 3 – DAY 7. (I have modified this for myself since originally uploading it and will endeavour to make an update of it soon.)
This mornings routine was broken up with sorting laundry and doing Dot’s braids, puttering around etc. Adapt to change and carry on.
8:30 am 6oz. glass water
Making all breakfasts simultaneously…
8:50 am My Breakfast:
2 soft boiled eggs
5g (approx. 2 cups) steamed Spinach drizzled with EVOO & fresh lemon juice
6 Walnut halves
12oz. glass water (Iron Citrate & Magnesium supplement)
10:00 am 12oz. glass water
Standing side stretches (30 seconds).
11:50 am My Lunch:
Sliced Turkey Breast from deli
(ingredients: skinless turkey breast, water, sodium phosphate)
Note: I’ve since found a butcher that makes sliced turnkey breast without adding any sodium.
Homemade plain Risotto (no cheese) with steamed Kale
Raw Carrots & broccoli
10 oz. glass water
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:
- Dog walk with Dot to playground. I did Monkey Bars and a Sprint Tabata with dog Ruby.
Sprint Tabata = [20 seconds sprint across field + 10 second rest ] x 8 = 4 minutes
2pm Body Maintenance:
- Stairs Warm Up
- 60 minutes Ashtanga Yoga Standing + Seated Series up to Navasana (working on Navasana to Handstand) + Backbends then closing sequence.
3:15 pm Post Yoga SNACK:
Half small homemade baked Turkey breast
Brown Rice & Millet spaghetti noodles with butter & steamed kale
1 raw red pepper
1 avocado, lightly sprinkled with sea salt
4 Walnut halves
1 TBSP. Pumpkin Seeds (because that’s all that was left in the bag)
10 oz. glass water
4:00 pm 12oz. glass water
5:10 pm 12oz. glass water
6:00pm My Dinner:
approx. ½ lb. baked Red Spring Salmon, seasoned with dried dill, garlic, olive oil, fresh lemon juice
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Ginger & Lime Juice
Fresh steamed Kale
Mixed steamed brown & wild rice
Raw Carrots (while doing dishes – like a dessert)
12 oz. Water
8pm – 9pm Help Dot create her first stop-motion animation film!! It took a lot longer than I thought it would. That hour was spent just collecting footage.
9:00pm 12oz. Water
10:40pm Before bed stretching routine
Lights out 11pm – aiming for 8 hours sleep.