The following video shows you everything I ate yesterday. This is my second week in Korčula and kiwis, oranges, and pears are my favourite fruits right now. 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.
- Walking is my only form of exercise. Lately, I’ve been walking into town every other day which ends up being around 5.5 miles round trip. My daily average is 2.11 miles since I skipped walking into town this past weekend due to a storm!
- Breakfast: 7 kiwis
- Lunch: 6 bananas
- Snack: 4 pears
- Dinner: 6 oranges
My macronutrient ratio:
- 92.1% of my calories came from carbohydrates
- 4.6% from protein
- 3.3% from fat
I’m eating fewer calories now than previous weeks. I first noticed this during my first week in Croatia. As I mentioned in my What I eat in a day – Rijeka post, this is because I’ve lost weight so I need fewer calories to maintain my lower body weight. I’m certain I’ve lost even more weight since I last weighed myself in Rijeka, all without any real effort. I walk into town every other day and don’t do any additional exercise. I eat as much fruit as I care for, am always full, satisfied and full of energy, and never stress about losing weight. And the weight keeps coming off!
I’m also getting better at gauging true hunger. I try my best to eat slowly and pay attention to every bite. I ate huge portions when I first started eating HCLF because I craved that heavy full feeling. I would just keep eating until I felt full, which inevitably led to me overeating. Now I never feel stuffed at the end of my meals, only comfortably satisfied. Even when I’m completely full and satisfied from a monomeal of oranges, for example, the full feeling is much different from how I’d feel when I would eat pasta, pizza, or sandwiches. I’m not weighed down by my meals anymore and I still have energy to go out and walk afterward.
I’m so proud of myself for how far I’ve progressed into this fruit lifestyle! Not only has it improved my health, it gives me a sense of purpose. I hope I can inspire others to eat more fruit!
Additional useful posts for further reading:
- My weight loss with HCLF.
- How to use Cronometer.
- What I eat in a day – Palma edition. Find out why it isn’t important to eat 100% of all vitamins and minerals every day.
- What I eat in a day. More Cronometer screenshots and dietary analysis of what I eat.
- Do vegans need to take supplements? Useful information regarding protein, calcium, omega fatty acids, and B12.
- High carb low fat basics. Everything you need to know about the HCLF lifestyle.