I hope my Cronometer food diary can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like. This post contains my food diary entries from this Monday and Tuesday.
When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:
- My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories. I advise you to do the same. Fill up on fruits if you feel hungry. If you’d rather eat chips over grapes, you aren’t truly hungry. You might just be bored. Remember that!
- I weigh my food when possible. My wee food scale is still in Glasgow at the moment, so I rely on the weight listed on produce packages.
- I don’t include daily exercise. I stay active by walking. The mileage I walk depends on how many errands I have during the day. Currently, my daily average is 7 miles. Some days I walk a few miles, other days I walk around 10-15 miles. Surprisingly I’ve even walked over 30 miles in a day, twice! Vegan power!
- My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
April 18 Monday
- 2183 calories total: 91.5% from carbs, 5.7% from protein, 2.8% from fat.
- Breakfast – pack grapes, 4 bananas.
- Lunch – 8 clementines, 5 kiwis, 5 medjool dates.
- Dinner – steamed mushrooms, broccoli, sweet potato, and green beans. (My boyfriend and I share dinner, so we split 1 pack mushrooms, 1 bag sweet potatoes, and 1 pack green beans and each had a bunch of broccoli.)
April 19 Tuesday
- 2572 calories total: 92.4% from carbs, 5.4% from protein, 2.2% from fat.
- Breakfast – bag pineapple (pre-cut from Tesco), small pack blueberries, 2 kiwi, pack grapes.
- Lunch – smoothie made from 9 clementines, 1 giant banana, 1 cup frozen berries (and water), and pack grapes eaten on the side.
- Snack – 2 medjool dates.
- Dinner – steamed mushrooms, broccoli, sweet potato, green beans, and a few baby potatoes. (We split 1 pack mushrooms, 1 bag sweet potatoes, 1 pack green beans and 1 bunch of broccoli.)
- We basically eat the same thing every night, varying the greens and type of potato. The steamer can only fit so much food, so 2 dinners are sometimes necessary for 2 very hungry vegans. For our second dinner, Kuba steamed a kilo of baby potatoes. I only ate a few of them as I was still stuffed from our first dinner.
Now that’s interesting!
- I’ve consumed plenty of protein on both days, even though I only eat fruits and veggies: 42.1 grams on Monday and 46.3 grams on Tuesday.
- Sodium is low: below 30% for both days. This sodium occurs naturally in fruits and veggies.
- Vitamin A is very high on both days: over 3000%. While overdosing on Vitamin A is a real problem, you don’t need to worry about it because you can’t overdose on the Vitamin A found in fruits and veggies. According to my research, you can only overdose on Vitamin A found in fish or liver, supplements, or medication.
Would you be interested in seeing more posts like this one? Do you have any questions you’d like me to address?