What I ate today...
Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 1/4 cup steel-cut oats cooked with 1 cup vanilla almond milk and cinnamon, slivered almonds, coconut flakes. 1 cup blackberries and strawberries.
Lunch: 1/2 of a Gluten-free BBQ chicken pizza for under 500 calories~ (Udi's frozen GF pizza crust, 3 tbsp BBQ sauce, 4 oz shredded chicken, 2 oz whole milk mozzarella, diced garlic, scallion, red onion, and cilantro). 3 sticks of celery.
Snack#1: green smoothie (spinach, kale, pineapple, and strawberries w/ matcha powder and chia seeds) with a bit of greek yogurt mixed in.
Snack#2: Kimchi Pancake made with 1/2 cup kimchi, onion, bell pepper, and 2 oz diced octopus, 1/2 cup gluten-free pancake mix, 2 tbsp milk, and 1/2 an egg. 1 tsp sauce made of soy, hot chili pepper, and siracha.
1 mandarin orange.
Dinner: Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole ( recipes.sparkpeop
) with avocado, cilantro, and 4 tbsp homemade pico de gallo, 1 oz tortilla chips.
1/2 cup fruit salad (pineapple, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry).
Extra crap: 2 cadburry caramel eggs (oh well, it's better than an entire easter bunny). Today was my weekly cheat day!
Couch to 5k walk/run outside, 45 min
This should be my rest day, but I didn't feel like I needed one yet. So much energy!
In Cal-Range?: (200 over, but I tend to let myself do this once a week to reset my hunger hormones)
Got my Omega-3s?: y
Cals from carb: 50%
Cals from fat: 30%
Cals from pro: 20%
Grams of fiber: 45g
Saturated fat: 22g
Servings Freggies: 9
Glasses of H2O: 16
More Replacements: I have found (via amazon.com) gluten-free whole-grain bread mixes (buckwheat, garbanzo bean, tapioca flour, etc), gluten-free lasagna noodles, and gluten-free stuffed shell noodles. I am so happy!!!!!!! It seems like anything I want to eat has a GF alternative. Sure, it might be a dollar or two extra, but I can't put a price on feeling this great!
I won't have health insurance until the fall, so I cannot be tested for celiac or wheat/gluten allergy... but I don't really even need to be tested to know that they affect me negatively. Thanks to this experiment, I realize how much better I can feel on a daily basis by going 100% gluten-free, so that is the way I will be from now on :) It's not as hard as I thought it would be, especially after picking up some GF substitutions. I am just grateful that I've finally figured it out and that my digestive symptoms, fatigue, irritability, and headaches have gone away. As an added bonus, I've shed over 8 lbs of water weight, and I am nearly certain it was due to going gluten-free as well.
Thanks for reading the GF week blogs~