May 4, 2011
I ate oranges and apples this morning (about ten fruits in all) as a good food combination. But my mouth was acidic afterwards…it felt strange and “sticky” if that’s the right word for it…
I craved sweets by 2:30pm and caved into my dark chocolate, and then two sugary granola bars. But I only had about 150 calories worth of those–the sweetness was overpowering. I did have a lot of dark chocolate beforehand though. I think that is a “healthier” choice over the granola bars.
Dinner was not good—more indulging involved. I started out with just a bowl of pineapple, thinking I wasn’t going to eat much, and then had two big salads. Afterward I craved sweets and grabbed two small bowls of yogurt with granola and banana to satisfy myself without going too far. I should’ve eaten just the banana. I felt worried about food combining and I felt like I was just messing it all up, so I went for whatever sweets sounded good.
May 5, 2011
I tried eating another mono meal for breakfast this morning with just bananas, but they were all brown and it’s difficult to eat those—they are too sweet or something. I don’t like them this way but I learned it’s the best ripeness for your body to digest. After trying to eat six of them I grabbed a pear and apple to switch things up.
I’m trying to eat in the order of what digests the fastest to slowest. So first fruit, then greens, then other vegetables, then starches, then proteins and fats. This is difficult though because I usually still crave a little fruit at the end of the meal for dessert.
Lately I’ve had to deal with lots of gas especially after dinner, and I just don’t feel like it’s normal. I heard cruciferous vegetables are harder to digest, and need some cooking to help our bodies digest it better…this sort of makes sense to me, but I don’t know if I agree or not.
Lunch: one pear and then three big plates of mushrooms, red peppers, snap peas, and summer squash. I tried to limit the number of ingredients. Unfortunately I was still hungry and craved fruit, so I had three more pears afterwards. That didn’t agree with me. For the rest of the day I was extremely bloated and gassy, even up until supper!
Dinner: three bananas to start the meal (I learned my lesson), then three big salads (mostly lettuce). I ended with two plates of cooked broccoli and tomato sauce. Later unfortunately I started craving desserts again too and had a little toaster stroodle thing. Darnit! My stomach was gassy/bloated again all night. Not fun at all. I hate this.
May 6, 2011
I woke up feeling much better. The rest of the day I ate fruit, continued to feel bloated and went to the bathroom a lot (number “three”?), and felt nervous with the situation since it was the day of our conference track meet. Luckily I felt fine for the races and did fairly well. My speed is not up to par but I won the 5k in 18:11. My 800m and 1500m races were difficult—I feel like I have no power or kick. I don’t think that has to do with food but more with speed in general—I haven’t done many speed workouts this year. I’m a distance girl at heart I guess.
I ate more fruit following the meet (mostly bananas). I had many Larabars but I should have waited to eat those after eating all the fruit. I thought I’d just want to eat one or two bananas and then just one bar, but after one bar I was still hungry and ended up eating lots of fruit afterwards, which wasn’t great food combining. I know I shouldn’t eat so much so late at night, too.