What I eat in a day – Zagreb, Croatia.

Today is my last day in Zagreb! This past week flew by. I’m excited to head to Split tomorrow because I’ll get to see my boyfriend in just one week!

This video shows you everything I ate yesterday. I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

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.
  • 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.

My meals:

  • Breakfast: 7 large peaches.
  • Lunch: kilo of grapes.
  • Dinner: 6 bananas.
  • Snack: three pears.

 

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 92.5% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 4.5% from protein
  • 3.1% from fat

I noticed that Cronometer now shows me burning 1784 calories per day instead of 1921. This is because I input my new lower weight a week and a half ago, so naturally, I’ll be burning fewer calories every day. Larger people or those who have more muscle burn more calories, even when resting.

In the calories summary of the Cronometer diary, you have the option of selecting none, lightly active, moderately active, very active, or custom for your activity level. I assume I’m moderately active because I walk more than the average person, but Cronometer doesn’t make this clear. As a moderately active person, Cronometer estimates that I burn 1784 calories per day.

I searched through the Cronometer forums to find information about the difference in activity levels, and one of their admins recommended this page with this explanation:

The activity factor lightly active corresponds to walking 2 hours per day, moderately active corresponds to walking 3 hours per day, very active corresponds to walking 4 hours per day, and extra active corresponds to walking 5 hours per day (20 miles). More strenuous exercises, such as climbing stairs or running, burn more calories per hour. Most people who exercise from 30 minutes to 45 minutes per day are in the “lightly active” category.

The admin also pointed out:

Activity factor is meant to account for calories burned from activity that is not logged as exercises. It’s meant to save you time if you know your general daily activity level. If you log your exercises, you should set the activity level to reflect your general activity level outside of those exercises.

This means I don’t need to log all the miles I walk since my activity level reflects this. The mileage I walk depends on how many errands I have during the day. Currently, my daily average is 5.59 miles. To make my calorie summary more accurate, I should have changed my activity level to lightly active since I’m only walking around 2 hours per day (if I manage 3 miles per hour).

If you use Cronometer, select your activity level to reflect how active you are day to day. This way your calorie summary will be more accurate.

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