Smashed in 6588 calories today, didn't even do much, spent the day tearing my bicycle down to the frame and cleaning and re-greasing everything, then rode 5 miles, walked into some stores.
I notice I eat more on the days I do nothing, maybe cause it's that I'm out a lot of the day on the days I'm more active and don't have food around me.
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Hunger factor, day is half over and I'm up to 2900 cals, probably will eat around 5-6000 again.
By conventional do you mean regular grocery store pesticide coated lettuce, plastic wrapped iceberg heads?
1 pound a day is what I have been doing, maybe I'll kick it up to a 1 pound head of romaine or green leaf, and a plastic wrapped head of iceberg daily. The stores have organic and non-organic plastic wrapped iceberg but the organic always looks wilted.
Gotta love self checkout machines, they may take jobs away but you can make up for that by typing in everything as $0.29 lb green cabbage, or at least avoid typing the 9 on the organic stuff to avoid attracting the clerk.
I have looked numerous times for organic produce, went to a small weekly farmers market a week ago, all they had was over priced non-organic greens, at least they looked pretty fresh, too bad I'm still broke.
Usually I don't even wash my food, even the pesticide stuff, maybe I should go back to washing the pesticide stuff, doubt there is anything good like B12 on the outside of it, I'll continue to eat the organic stuff without washing it.
I actually only eat conventional produce in part because of the problems you mentioned.
May be try to eat about 1 pound daily verses eating a lot every few days. Eating the greens in lower amounts might make the medicine go down easier.
Do not be afraid of ice berg lettuce. It tends to taste sweeter, and while I know some nutritionist discourage it because it is not as nutrient dense as other lettuces, it is still high in calcium and phosphorus, and is great for staying alkalized and keeping calcium phosphorus ratios in check. Soaking the greens for about 10-20 minutes might help with cleaning them.
Yea, that is a lot of exercise, and depending on what gear you put the bike in, could be high impact too:D
How is the hunger factor today?
dude i havent been hungry for years cept the last two day i mean wtf, i had to eat a borrito cuz i ran out of fruits
That's actually the first time I've had nuts at all in the last 50 days, experimenting with different foods lately to see how I feel. The rice I eat once every few days, but I'm craving it more often lately.
As for greens the only organics I can find are plastic bagged and a little wilted, so I have to buy regular grocery store romaine, green leaf or iceberg that probably has pesticides, I don't know what some really high quality greens taste like, only had grocery store greens my whole life, greens have always tasted a little bitter and tasteless to me. I ate 4 pounds of lettuce a few days ago, but usually I eat 1-2 pounds, my craving for it has not been too high most of the time.
When I do eat greens I usually have to eat it with something, dates, potato, rice, tomato.
Seems my problem is in finding quality greens that are tasty, fresh and pesticide free.
I rode my bike around 25 miles a day on average and swam in the ocean for an hour a day for the last few days, which might explain the hunger, this is more physical activity than I'm used to.
Bananas are my main staple, that and dates and mangoes.
My average ratio over the last 7 days has been 85.3 carbs 9 lipids 5.7 protein.
Thank you for your input PK
I too have days where I am busy, but my craving for more food does not happen on that day, but the next day I will be ravenous. I am not sure, but it may have something to do with how the body manages its glycogen and glucose storage and or maintenance of body fat. (Some body fat is necessary to cushion organs and for maintenance of the fat soluble vitamin storage.)
Now I looked at your menu. Many people with a lifestyle that you mentioned still eat between 3500-5000 calories a day. Most members do not have the digestive capacity to eat more than 5k a day without indigestion.
IMO, you are craving more food because your menu is not nutrient dense. First you should probably eat at least two heads of lettuce a day. Besides being lower calorie and nutrient dense, benefits include:
Higher Mineral Content of Greens Compared to Some Fruits Calcium Phosphorus Ratio 1:1 Chlorophyll and Magnesium Cobalt and Vitamin b12 Precurser Green Consumption in Primates Prevention and Healing with Diet Oral Health Edible Greens: Leafy Lettuces
Read more: Benefits of Lettuce Greens
Rice is also something that is calorie dense, meaning very little of it provides a lot of calories and very little nutrition. You stomach will be crying out for more volume, and your body, nutrient deficient may be driving you to eat more food.
Eating rice can also aggravate blood glucose and insulin levels in some individuals, and may actually increase the hunger drive.
Read more here: Starchy Food vs Fruit n Lettuce
The fat in the nuts may interfere with your body cells and tissues ability to uptake fuel and nutrients.
I recommend if you can do so to focus more on nutrient dense fruits and greens. By eating nutrient dense high volume foods, you may be able to reduce your calorie count back down to a 3500-5k range. This is not about restriction, rather, not over taxing your digestive system.
Rice and other starchy foods are ok for emergency foods, or as a treat, but if possible, should not be our main staple.
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