How do you get going again after pregnancy?
We eat meat most days unless hubby is eating elsewhere.We always have fish once a week and I can usually get away with macaroni and cheese once a week. Hubby will not consider a meal to be a proper meal unless it has meat in it. He likes veg and salad but they are not main course material! I served up a butternut squash curry once which tasted really good but you would have thought it was a plate of dog shit! Even the kids asked where the meat was!
I try to eat as paleo as possible after listening to Tim Noakes about a year ago. I eat as few carbs as I can. I never eat any type of bread or pasta but might have a wee bit of basmati rice with a curry. I do eat cereals though, Dorset cereal nutty museli in the morning. And I do eat quite a bit of dairy. His thoughts are here http://www.runnersworld.co.za/nutrition/novel-dietary-ideas/ if anyone interested. I have certainly not noticed any drop in energy levels since cutting out carbs.
Thats a good idea Tangy to add lentils to the spag. When I make spag I use 1kg of mince for our lot and there is nothing left! Thats a tenner just for the meat, no wonder we are always broke! Same with chilli but kidney beans pads it out a bit and I usually have a little bit left over for Reeces packed lunch, he will not eat rolls for lunch just now which is a bit of a nightmare!
Jesus Lotte, you are mental. I have no idea how you do it. I crave pasta after hard runs. How do you get the calories in as you must have to eat stacks of food on that mileage? Its no wonder you've lost weight 100+ mpw and no carbs ...
We eat plenty of carbs I'm afraid would be too scared to change that. Also eat tonnes of fruit and veg, I thought you ate loads of fruit too Lotte? Interesting but I'm not going to try it!!!
I do eat lots of fruit MM, including bananas and they are a no food for Noakes. Thats why I just say I follow it as much as possible. And I couldn't live without my huge bowl of museli, it keeps me going all day. And last night I ate a slice of the kids pizza cos I truely couldn't be arsed to think about anything else! I can't see how you can be 100% paelo and eat enough calories to fuel 100 miles per week. I eat sweet potato alot! Hubby hates eggs but I will eat eggs if they are having something I don't want to have. Sometimes I really struggle to think what else I can eat but I honeslty have no idea how many calories I eat a day. I never touch biscuits but I will eat cake at a party cos its easier than having everyone give me a hard time about not eating it! But the guilt I feel from eating refined sugar now outweighs the enjoyment of eating it so its not really worth it.I still enjoy my dark chocolate though!
Why is normal potato so bad and sweet potato OK? I don't get it and surely grains were around in Paleo times, hunter gatherer stuff. I bet they ate some form of grain, like rice is a natural product? I don't eat refined sugar really either. I do make cakes though and puddings and do eat them and do eat energy bars etc. Also never touch biscuits but do eat bread and pasta as I would have no idea what else to eat to get calories in. It does say in his articles that it is hard to maintain high mileage on a paleo diet. So do be careful Lotte. I am sure you have written about having peanut butter on toast and scrambled eggs on toast after running a number of times?
No idea when to try and run again as no pain at all doing normal stuff. Tempted to try again tomorrow? So worried it will hurt though ...but then I did get to 1.5 miles so maybe just keep trying and hopefully it will get longer each time?
Boys were going to do a fun run this morning but they have chickened out bless them. Too cold they reckon!!!! Can't force them though so we shall do something else.
Why did you try the diet Lotte? To try and lose weight???? Just interested really. I would find it too hard to think of things to eat different to everyone else and time is so short as it is. Just no idea what I'd eat other than lots of fruit and veg and the bol without the spag with lots of veg is that you do? Or do you eat sweet pot with everything instead of the pasta? Seems too complicated!
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