Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Let's try that again...

Today I shall be pure and virtuous with no alcohol and a nice report from CoM.

This morning's breakfast was 100g tofu blended with about 150g of the usual mixed berries, 4 almonds, 1 brazil, 1 tsp flax, and 10g of GrapeNuts. I didn't fall over in the gym after it. Tomorrow I am going to try sweet eggwhites instead of the tofu; the tofu was just an idea.

I have just lost my brewer's yeast virginity and added my 30g to a soup I have made with 300g leeks, 270g broccoli, 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic, and plain water. I blended half of it and added it back to the pot and stirred my brewer's yeast in, and added the remains of my 20g of the day's almonds chopped finely in the processor. It tastes very nice actually, despite being a bit of a sludgey green, and assuming that brewer's yeast doesn't turn out to be one of the few things I am allergic to, I will make the same or similar again. So many calories in that little bit of powder though. Quite freaky.

I am planning my dinner to be raw spinach salad with red and yellow cherry tomatoes and grilled red pepper, and somewhere I have to fit in 6 egg whites, and I have some raw carrot, baby corn and mangetout to get through. But if I do all that, here is today's estimated crunch from CoM.

Nutrition Summary for 30 January 2007

General (75%)
Energy | 1063.2 kcal 89%
Protein | 73.2 g 105%
Fat | 32.0 g 45%
Carbs | 141.8 g 59%
Fiber | 40.6 g 162%
Water | 1544.8 g 57%

Vitamins (82%)
Vitamin A | 32775.8 IU 1405%
Folate | 829.1 mcg 207%
B1 (Thiamine) | 1.0 mg 92%
B2 (Riboflavin) | 3.3 mg 300%
B3 (Niacin) | 21.1 mg 150%
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)| 4.5 mg 89%
B6 (Pyridoxine) | 3.0 mg 230%
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | 0.4 mcg 15%
Vitamin C | 538.1 mg 717%
Vitamin D | 6.9 IU 3%
Vitamin E | 13.2 mg 88%
Vitamin K | 836.0 mcg 929%

Minerals (94%)
Calcium | 1177.1 mg 118%
Copper | 2.9 mg 323%
Iron | 20.7 mg 115%
Magnesium | 476.9 mg 149%
Manganese | 5.7 mg 319%
Phosphorus | 935.1 mg 134%
Potassium | 4610.5 mg 98%
Selenium | 155.2 mcg 282%
Sodium | 665.0 mg 44%
Zinc | 8.2 mg 102%

Amino Acids

Lipids (50%)
Saturated | 3.9 g 19%
Omega-3 | 4.0 g 365%
Omega-6 | 9.9 g 82%
Cholesterol | 0.0 g 0%


Emily said...

Your food sounds great, and the nutrition is fabulous! I'd add a bit more fat though, I know I function quite a bit better with higher fat. Maybe some oil or nuts on your salad? You don't absorb all the lovely fat-soluable vitamins without it :)

Sara said...

I am totally fat-phobic! My head says fat = FAT.

But yes, I am going to tweak things around to make sure I still get the same good nutrition (which I am very proud of today!) but have more calories to play with to add in another 5ml of flax or maybe some walnuts and still stay under 1200... Not entirely sure how I am going to do that but if I am shooting myself in the foot by not doing so then I'd better get on with it...

It was all quite delicious and now I am totally stuffed (have eaten dinner early to give myself a proper chance to wind down tonight after planning tomorrow's meals). :-)