Full Day of Eating [IF, Low Carb + Low GI] + Updates on Intermittent Fasting.

News flash, I am NOT a doctor.

Please note this is my way of eating (as per my doctor/ what fits my lifestyle).

There was THIS time that I stopped intermittent fasting or “IF” for short.

But lately, I’ve found myself gravitating back to IF. I usually fast for about 15-16 hours depending on the day, but I’m not strict on myself if I do feel hungry sooner.

I wanted to point out that since I started focusing more on my IF schedule, I’ve found that I’m not thinking about food as much. I can go longer between meals and I’m not really snacking as much.

This is quite interesting as I am the type of person to snack all the time, be hungry all the time and think about food all the TIME. You can read THIS article for more info on fasting + hunger.

I’ve been using an app called “Fastient” to keep track and it’s left me less of a slave to macro counting, which I really like; eating more intuitively, ya know?

In this post I’ll be sharing what I eat in a day on a IF/ low carb/ low GI lifestyle during a Saturday afternoon work day (I work until 8pm).

Typically, I wake up between 6:00-6:30am.

I usually will have a glass of water first thing (about 10-12 oz).

8:00am: First cup of coffee (w/ 3-4 Tbsps of THIS creamer).20220607_165049Now, technically this does “break your fast.” But I follow the “as long as you’re eating less than 50 calories” you’re fine. Again, this is just what works for me.

9:00am: Electrolytes.I lose a lot of electrolytes, especially since I am eating less carbs. Carbs help retain water, so with less carbs = less water retention.wp-1634158543136My favorite electrolytes are by Ultima Replenisher (lemon is my favorite).

12:30pm: “Meal” #1: Spoonful of fat (2-3 Tbsps).20220603_104425If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I LOVE having a spoonful of fat (and some protein) first thing.

I started this over 4 years ago and it’s just been the best on my stomach (surprisingly with my GERD). Usually I’ll pair it with a serving of blueberries too.

When I was pregnant with the twins, I was borderline diabetic. After having them, my blood sugar levels were all over the place. Eventually, I went to my doctor and she put me on a low GI diet. Overtime, it evolved into a lower carb diet as well.

2:30pm: Meal #2/ “Lunch:”wp-1650141194277Impossible beef, organic multigrain tortilla chips, tomatoes, arugula and roasted Brussel sprouts. I used plenty of olive oil and pink Himalayan sea salt to cook the Brussel sprouts.

Not pictured: avocado on the side. 🥑

3:00pm: Coffee break!wp-1631911545848.jpg4:30pm: Iced Tea + Electrolytes. wp-1654636765396With the warmer weather, I’ve been enjoying some Iced Tea mixed with some of the lemon electrolytes.

4:30pm: Mini Meal #3/ “Snack:” Keto Krisp Bar.wp-1654651783240I recently found this protein bar and I am obsessed.

Depending on the day, I have the bar by itself or with a handful of berries. The almond butter by far is my favorite flavor.

8:00pm: Meal #4/”Dinner:”wp-1634158543050Ground turkey (w/ olive oil), hard boiled eggs + side salad.

The picture DOES NOT do this meal justice. I like to batch cook some ground turkey and use it for salads, “nacho plates” or just in a salad like this.

This is a very simple simple meal but tastes delicious and can be whipped up quick!

9:00pm: Decaf coffee to curb my sweet tooth.🍬

I know, I know crazy, right?20220530_230835Oh, and outdoors if possible these days.

There you have it.

This is what my current days of eats have looked like. Again, please consult with your doctor or primary care physician before beginning ANY diet.

If you’re curious on looking more into fasting vs. eating every 2-3 hours, check out THIS article.

For more “low carb” related posts, check these out:

As always, take it one day at a time.

-Sabs 🌿

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