Nancy from Countdown to Mexico recently posted “What DOES a vegetarian eat, anyway?” and in the comments she asked me to post what I eat since we’ve gone grain free. So here it is, What do I eat all day?
I started to write a book on food before I got cancer but have abandoned it. Not that the information isn’t good, it’s that I don’t feel that I have anything new to add to that genre. Basically my current food philosophy is eat real food, hardly any grains (except rice and the occasional nixtomalized corn tortilla), and if I stray off the path, just get back on it.
We strayed off the paleo path quite a bit, I gained a few pounds due to my frustration at plateauing at 60.3 kilos ( sounds less than 133 pounds). Last week I weighed 137 pounds, argh. So we’re on the Bulletproof Diet, the main difference between how we were eating before and on the diet plan is intermittent fasting. No eating for 18 hours after dinner except bulletproof coffee for breakfast.
There is a two week bulletproof protocol, he gives you a list of foods to choose for lunch and dinner, and dessert. On days 6 and 13 you go on a protein fast. The recipes are a little bland to my taste, but I made the Bulletproof Bean-free Dahl & Rice for day 6 and it was really good. It’s more of a curry than a dahl, I cheated and added Madras Curry powder but I know that neither of us are sensitive to nightshades. I also splurged and bought a huge bag of Basmati rice at Costco.
Speaking of splurges, I spent over $600 mxn for 5 kilos of Anchor butter. A huge 11 pound block of butter. It is supposed to be grass fed butter which is a big deal vitamin wise. I still love Aguas Caliente butter but I don’t know if it’s grass fed butter or not.
Husband isn’t a fan, he isn’t hungry and the food is good, but he hates the idea that he is restricted to a 6 hour window for eating. I have lost 3.5 pounds and he has lost 2, nowhere near the pound a day the book claims. However, we haven’t changed what we eat except when we eat.I think We had switched to having butter and stevia in our coffee instead of cream and sugar ages ago, but we weren’t blending it nor adding coconut oil too. He recommends Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil – a high grade MCT oil but I haven’t seen any MCT oil regardless of brand here, so we use coconut oil. I am amazed at how great it tastes blended instead of just melted in and stirred.
What do I eat for lunch?
Today it was a salad made from romaine lettuce, sliced radishes, chopped red bell pepper (great source of vitamin C but not on the protocol due to the possibility of nightshade sensitivity), and avocado topped with pulled pork and avocado dressing.