So it's day 1 and I'm already having a difficult time... I guess when my bananas get ripe I'll have a lot easier of a time. I've got them in a paper bag right now with the hopes that they will be good to go tomorrow. Also, need to buy more bananas tomorrow to get those started in the ripening process. This is going to take a lot of getting used to!!
This is what my cronometer looks like so far:
24 oz water upon rising 8:30 am
Breakfast (9am) - 4 pears - 290 calories
Snack - 11:00 am - 5 medjool dates (100 g) - 277 calories
~12 oz. water - 11:30 am
Lunch - 12:30 pm - Smoothie with 230 g Strawberries, 200 g Raspberries, 2 ripe/frozen bananas - 388 calories
Snack - 3 pm - 5 medjool dates (100 g) - 277 calories
Pre-dinner fruit at 5:40 pm - 2 pears - 171 calories with 4 dates (50 g) - 141 calories
Dinner - 6:30 pm - 8 oz. Romaine lettuce (38 calories) with 1/2 cucumber topping and dressing of 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cucumber, 2 dates, 1 cup fresh orange juice and 1 tomato.
This puts me at basically 1700 calories which I know is not enough. It's been almost an hour since I've eaten dinner and find myself hungry already which maybe is thirst? Going to drink another 24 oz of water now. I find myself hungry a lot in-between these meals and find myself wondering how I am going to do this when I am working. My job does not allow for much down time. I'm constantly moving, working on patients, helping with surgies, etc. I guess I could one minute here or there to eat a banana a couple times during the morning but from 8-12 I'm pretty busy. I don't know if this is the best way - to just snack when I have time? On my normal SAD days, I'd eat breakfast at 7:30 am and be starving at 10:00 am but couldn't eat lunch until 12 pm which I believe is why I went for fast food a lot so I could just eat and make the hunger go away.
I peed like a racehorse from ~8-1 pm - literally at least 6 times in that frame which I don't know if it's normal? I'm looking forward to peeing all night now from this additional water I'm going to drink.
I also attempted to go for a bikeride this morning. Let me just say that I was truly disappointed in myself and how out of shape I've become. I made it basically 3 minutes (literally) before I had to turn around and go home (and mind you this is me going at a normal/non-fast pace to start out slowly). My asthma started up basically right when I started riding and my heart rate began racing - was 140 beats per minute when I got home. I am ashamed at how out of shape I am. It's very eye-opening at what I've done to myself. It's upsetting.