Here's a little update; last weekend I was away with a group of SAD eaters, and I managed to keep things relatively balanced. Actually, it was easier than I thought it would be.
First of all, it's key to bring more bananas than you alone might plan on eating. Seriously.
I brought two large ripe bunches, 8 bananas on each one. Was planning to have these for breakfast for the two mornings we would be at the cottage. Arrived late on Saturday evening, and by Sunday morning there were only 2 bananas left!
Brought a huge bag of local, organic potatoes which they happily baked in foil on the barbecue while they were making their own lunch of other things. My boyfriend dressed them up in barbecue sauce, they just might have been the best potatoes I have had to date!
Late on Sunday night we cut up most of the other veggies I brought along and did a big midnight grill.
They added in their own things, but the basics were veggies and no one made a big deal about me eating my own stuff and not partaking in theirs.
Luckily I brought a big box of kiwi as back up fruit, a couple packages of dates, some rice + rice pasta, and Clif bars. Lots of things that would last the trip up north, and they would be fine to come all the way back if we didn't eat them.
I'll consider that a victory! Travelling is often when I let myself get undercarbed, and in the past I would be prone to making poor decisions.
Next time, more potatoes and more bananas!
Trying to track absolutely everything for at least the next month so that I can get into a pattern of eating enough. Aiming for 600g of carbs/day, but without tracking the numbers, it's really hard for me to tell where I'm at until I'm under-carbed... then it's too late.
And as for the past week, here are my stats:
S 4th: 2621 cals, 74/20/6
S 5th: 1547 cals, 78/18/5
S 6th: 2118 cals, 88/5/7
S 7th: 2093 cals, 67/24/9
S 8th: 2489 cals, 77/15/8
S 9th: 2464 cals, 93/2/5