July 05, 2012

Food diary for July 5, 2012

830AM black coffee, 1 cup.

930AM black coffee, 1 cup.  I was back home at this point after learning the power was out at my office.

11AM 8g BCAA.

1230PM 1 quart low-fat goat's milk, 1 larabar (chocolate chip cookie dough).  Not my ideal post-workout meal, but I'd had to drive to Powerhouse Monroe and I wanted to get something convenient in me during the post-workout window.  Why low-fat milk?  I'd never seen it before and wanted to see how it was.  Not bad.

240PM  1.2 lb ground sirloin with black pepper, 1 oz sharp cheddar, spicy brown mustard, 2g vitamin C, 7000 IU D3, 4g fish oil (capsules).  This is closer to where I like my post-workout meal to be in terms of protein.  Ordinarily I'd have some carbs here to spike my insulin when I'm most sensitive to it, but I'd already had plenty in my convenience meal up above.  If I were strictly trying to lose weight and maintain muscle, that wouldn't be called for.  Insulin is an anabolic hormone, though, and it's best to take advantage of that if possible.  That's also why I generally don't add too much fat to my post-workout meals: if insulin is high and dietary fat is available, it can be shoved into cells; having little to no fat around circumvents that.  High insulin and lots of free amino acids is a nicely anabolic state to be in, assuming you're insulin-sensitive.  I fought my way to that over a couple of years, so this isn't for anyone who's metabolically "broken".

530PM Handful of baby carrots.

810PM 0.6 lb of ground round, spicy brown mustard  (wife wanted something grilled), iced tea with one whole lime's worth of juice.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at 09:17 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Had a Corona light last night and was still in ketosis.  Do you do anything with cinnamon, Leon? Have you had a sugar/triglycerides panel done?

Posted by: Mare at July 07, 2012 10:35 AM (Vdd8W)

2 I add cinnamon anytime I make something with sweet potatoes, be it fries or curried beef stew.  The closest I've gotten to a sugar panel is when they tell me my blood glucose during my annual cholesterol test.  I get a triglycerides number with the same check, and it's normally well within the healthy range.  I can find my docs if you're curious about the actual numbers.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at July 09, 2012 08:26 AM (kc1ED)

3 No, I figured like all the research noted with Primal Blueprint, your numbers would be good/normal....and they are.

Posted by: mare at July 10, 2012 06:35 PM (A98Xu)

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