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Food = Fuel v.2 – A few more days of this experiment

Saturday, 16 March 2013

When I took photos of everything I ate on Wednesday, I thought I’d do it for one day only. Then several people commented on how little I ate and I knew that I had to continue with the photos to see if I actually ate more on work days (Wednesdays I’m at home) and during the weekend when I run more.

So here are the results, this is the Wednesday that’s already been documented.


Home day – 12km run in the morning

Thursday has less photos but we ate out at Thai Square after a long day at work (and a missed Crossfit class due to a freaking meeting) and I had to multiply the prawn crackers and the duck pancakes because I just didn’t stop at 1. (lunch is salad with 2 boiled eggs and main course at dinner is chilli lamb and broccoli)


Office day – no exercise

Friday was another long day at work and yet another missed Crossfit (this week has not been good work/exercise balance wise).  Fridays our cafeteria/restaurant does a cooked breakfast so that’s what I went for; lunch was at Strada with some friends/colleagues and I had pumpkin risotto again as it tastes good and it’s something I know won’t mess with my digestion. Dinner was simply sweet potatoes and leftover pork sausages cooked up in coconut oil – I got home late and didn’t have time to think any further (the boys and my mother had already had their mashed potatoes, sausages and broccoli).


Office day – 2 sessions of 30-day Shred after dinner

Today was a busy day so from 1pm to 4pm I ate on the go and after dinner was quite full but hubs was eating chocolate so I grabbed some as well (my favorite stevia-sweetened dark chocolate) with some almonds – to be honest I really didn’t need it, I feel really uncomfortably stuffed right now.


Home day – 10km run in the morning


It’s all getting a bit tedious, isn’t it?  Crazy woman taking photos of every meal :)  I can say though that it’s been a very interesting psychological experiment – it’s definitely made me think about what I shove in my mouth. I often snack as I cook or as I pass through the kitchen, now I can’t do that because it’s just too much of a hassle to take photos of 5 nuts here and 2 dates there, etc.

I will do this one more time tomorrow – it’s long run day.

Who’s taking food photos next week to show me??

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  • Ffion (Chocolate and Raspberries) Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 14:23

    This is interesting! I’ve done it a few times on my blog, I did a week worth of eats in January when I was doing the Whole30 to show everyone what it is all about. A few days look a bit light to me, but others look fine, however from my perspective I’m not as active as you and am trying to lose weight! It looks like you kind of split your lunch in two and eat something small quite often so that can kind of mess with peoples perspective I think!
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  • Raina Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 21:49

    But then I think one cannot make too many assumptions about just one or two days of food intake. I do not train nearly as much as you do… tempted (haven’t done it for ages) cross-country classic skiing on weekend plus spending extra hours in freezing temp-s watching kids snow-tubing and for the rest of the evening just couldn’t stop myself eating and snacking….. but when I spend long hours at the computer I definitely eat less

  • fortnightflo Monday, 18 March 2013 at 22:43

    It’s really interesting to see what other people eat – also given me some good tips for healthier snacks so thanks for sharing!
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    • MrsB Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 13:48

      Are you going to join in and document your food & snacks? I’ve found it’s a really good way to see what you eat and notice gaps (i.e. I don’t eat enough fish) or just be able to pat yourself on the back :)
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  • Raina Monday, 18 March 2013 at 16:34

    I’m a true couch potato compared to you but I eat 2-3 times bigger portions…like on Sunday morning I have at last 4-5 pancakes for breakfast (some with cheese and some with jam) but even so my BMI is about verging underweight.

    • MrsB Monday, 18 March 2013 at 20:06

      I was going to say “you are so lucky!” but then I realised that my slow metabolism is actually a blessing in disguise – it has made me an active person (ever since I decided that being 75kg wasn’t that much fun :)
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  • Metropolitan Mum Sunday, 17 March 2013 at 21:14

    Mhmmm, food porn. I’m in :-)
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  • Kitty Sunday, 17 March 2013 at 20:38

    I have to agree with everyone who’s said your portions are super small. how on earth can you live (and run) on so little?:S