Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Low Carb Alternate Day Fasting Experiment - Day 6

Grilled Mazatlan Blue Shrimp ... on Jicama "Chips"

Queso Fundido w/ Homemade Chorizo & Roasted Poblano Chile

Tinga Poblana - Braised Gleason Ranch Pork Shoulder & Belly

Rib Eye Carne Asada w/Grilled Globe Onions *

* We didn't eat the tamales. We asked them not to bring them at all and instead replace it with sauteed spinach. The spinach eventually came but wasn't very photo-worthy.

This will be a typical feed day - 3 meals but probably no snacking in between. Tonight we plan to belatedly celebrate our 11th anniversary at a new restaurant (Red O) we've been anxious to visit. More details on that to come later.

All-in-all, feeling good. My energy levels are much improved due to the increased sleep allotment. No trouble sticking with the program. The herbal teas seem to help manage my hunger and keep things interesting. Much more so than plain water. The added health benefits are a swell bonus also.

Wake Up Time: 10:45 AM. Fell Asleep: 2:45ish AM.

11:00 AM - a cup of organic coffee w/a scoop of fructo-oligosaccharides (prebiotics) + a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
11:25 AM - Blood Pressure: 123/73. Blood Sugar: 66 mg/dL
11:35 AM - a large slice of homemade Basil Italian Egg Bake, a spicy Italian chicken sausage + my morning nutritional supplements
1:30 PM - a cup of black coffee
3:00 PM - homemade organic guacamole, natural chicarrones, a glass of organic Syrah (red wine) + my mid-day supplements
5:00 PM - a strong cup of organic white tea (3 tea bags)
7:00 PM - Had dinner out. Shared everything: Starter: grilled mazatlan blue shrimp roasted garlic mojo, avocado with jicama chips (raw, not fried) Starter #2: queso fundido w/ homemade chorizo sausage and roasted poblano chiles Main Course #1: Tinga Poblana - braised gleason ranch pork shoulder & belly, homemade chorizo, roasted tomatoes, smoked chipotle, avocado, queso fresco Main Course #2: Carne Asada Brava green chile-marinated creekstone natural ribeye, cooked over the coals, roasted salsa huevona, grilled knob onions To Drink: a glass of Argentinian Malbec
9:00 PM - a cup of organic coffee with a scoop of inulin and a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk + evening supplements
11:15 PM - a strong cup of Traditional Medicinals' Every Day Detox Tea (2 tea bags)

More to come ... I hope!


anne h said...

Finally tried the almond milk.
Pretty good.
Want some more, now.
Glad you are doing well.
My fast has turned into a fat fast.
I feel good!
(Like you knew I would)

Harry/JP said...


You tried the 1/2 gallon, refrigerated variety that says, "Soy Free!" and "Lactose Free!" on the front, right? That's the best tasting one of the bunch, IMO. It's by Blue Diamond and goes by the name Almond Breeze (Unsweetened/Vanilla). Just want to be sure you getting the best tasting option out there. The shelf stable ones aren't nearly as tasty and don't mix as well.

Fat is good! Provided that it's good fat! :-)

anne h said...

Thanks, JP aka Harry!
I tried the boxy one, same brand.
Used it as coffee base instead of water.
Iced coffee cuz it's too hot to drink hot coffee.
Thanks for the heads-up!

I am luxuriating in eating a glob of butter - 5 star, Whole Foods stuff.
Not the best, or the worst. 4 servings has lasted all week. I did a fat fast before, and I loved it.

Harry/JP said...

Interesting, Anne. I've never tried that before - a fat fast.

Yes, sometime try to find the other type of almond milk - in the refrigerated section of health food stores (and maybe some markets?). It makes all the difference. I wish I was a paid spokesman. But, alas, I'm just a fan trying to steer friends to the same discovery! :-)