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03.27.2013 “Hump Day Edition”

By the way, if you want to view pics from my Food Journal entries, visit my Food Journal board on Pinterest. I’m featuring my food photos as well as a few featured photos from other Food Journalers.

Looking back at yesterday’s food journal entry reinforced my need to strive for simplicity and purity in my diet.

So, I’m trying to eat a wide variety of foods, yet still emphasize lots of fresh raw fruits and vegetables.

I’m feeling that my daily breakfast of oatmeal with fresh strawberries, blueberries and bananas really packs a lot of clean energy to help get me through the day. Of course, the 1 cup of coffee has caffeine, but I never finish the whole cup, actually.

I would eat an egg for breakfast, but so far, I like my breakfasts to be as “vegan” as possible. Plus, eating anything extra apart from the oatmeal and coffee seems a bit much.

Okay, here we go…

1. Small meals.

2. Six times a day.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Breakfast – 5:30am

Oatmeal ~ 1/2 cup, 2/3 water, w/blueberries, strawberries, banana slices
Coffee ~ 1 cup, “Columbia Supremo” (Trader Joe’s)

Mid-Morning – 8am

Mesquite Almonds ~ smoked, handful
Starbucks Mocha ~ soy, decaf, no whip

Lunch – 11am

Chicken Dumplings ~ 4, small (Trader Joe’s)
Broccoli ~ 1 cup, steamed
Green Tea ~ 1 cup

Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm

Salmon ~ baked, 1″ square
Swiss Cheese ~ 2 small squares
Broccoli ~ steamed, 1 cup
Asian Pear ~ 1/8, diced
Green Tea ~ 1 cup

Dinner – 5pm

Avocado Roll ~ 8 small pieces w/ginger slices, wasabi, soya sauce
Yogurt ~ banana, Greek (“Chobani”)
Mint Tea ~ 1 cup

Late Evening – 9pm

2 Wings ~ baked
Saba (Mackerel) ~ 2 oz.
Caesar Salad ~ vegetarian, no croutons
Chamomile Tea ~ 1 cup

Dessert Cheat

1 Häagen-Dazs Caramel Sundae Cone

Summary

For the most part, I think I ate super-healthy today.

Of course, I cheated with the Häagen-Dazs Sunday Cone. But, at least today I ate NO fried foods, NO beef or pork, and I think I truly ate a wide variety of foods in small quantities.

I’m definitely not 100% raw, vegan or vegetarian; but, I’m eating a mostly plant-based diet and trying my best to eat a Japanese/Zen-like diet with several smaller meals a day, and in small portions.

My goal is balance and harmony.



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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