Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Water Fast Follow-up

On Tuesday morning after I broke the water fast with a light breakfast smoothie I felt my strength was beginning to come back. For my mid morning snack I ate a home made power bar and an orange. I then hit the pool for an easy 35 minute swim during lunch time. The swim felt good. For lunch I had 2 turkey stuff cabbages and an apple. For my afternoon snack I had a garden salad, handful of pecans, and handful of raisins. For dinner I had 2 pinto bean borritos which I ate about an hour and half before I went to the track to workout with the club. It was on the track that I noticed I had not fully recovered my strength. My legs were feeling tired and heavy during 400 repeats. I averaged around 1:22 for 8 - 400's which was about 7 to 9 seconds slower than normal.
Oh, and I still drank water throughout the day too.

trifrog: I do believe that going through a detox diet does help make you aware that you can eliminate certain "bad" foods from your diet by learning to make healthy choices.

jessie_tri_mn: As of Wednesday I feel fully recovered from getting fatigued during the fast. My hunger is about the same. I eat a morning meal, mid morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and an evening snack. I eat all day to keep my metabolism working. I started eating this way and incorporated strength training 2 to 3 times a week since January and have lost 8 pounds.

Lana: Mondays are my rest days. I did not have any workouts scheduled that day. That is why I chose Monday to have the water fast.

deb: Having nothing to eat but only drinking water for 36 hours was a mental and physical and spiritual discipline for me to experience.

qcmier: Right on with Eddy Money.

Main ingredients for a smoothie is 3/4 cup yogurt, 3/4 cup milk, 4-6 ice cubes, the additions can be whatever fruit and grains you have on hand and to add more protein use 2 tablespoons of whey power.

Today's smoothie additions was 1 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 2 tablespoons flaxseed, 1/2 cup mangos, 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe, and a squirt of pure maple syrup. This stuff fills me up and keeps me satiated until my mid morning snack.

4 comments:

jessie_tri_mn said...

I'm totally with you on the 6 meals per day. I honestly don't know how people can do 3, and some I know just eat twice. Not good.

I'm going to have to try flax seed in my smoothies. My favorite is a knock-off of a smoothie called the Kailua Monkey, made at a wonderful juicebar in Oahu,Lanikai Juice...

1 Banana, 1 T Peanut butter, 1 cup vanilla soy milk, 1 scoop whey protein powder (chocolate), honey, and ice.

Yum.

neese said...

mmm pinto bean burritos sound good.

:)

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