04.01.2013 “April Fools Edition”

Note: Check back for more food updates throughout the day…

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Yesterday’s food intake was so-so… a bit of indulgence and abandon.

So, who’s the April Fool here?

I’m only fooling myself. So it’s time to get this fool back on track!

Originally, I decided to embark on the current dietary plan for two reasons:

  • 1. For health. Lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels (being repetitive but I’m always trying to remind myself). Also to lose weight and get in better physical condition by eating more nutritiously.
  • 2. For Lent. I was intent to observe the Lenten period by changing my diet. And, by eating several smaller meals my diet was a bit more disciplined and less will-nilly and haphazard.

The good thing about keeping a Food Journal is that I see exactly what I’m eating throughout the day. And making the Food Journal public forces me to be accountable for my actions. Also, keeping a Food Journal helps me check various factors like variety of foods, amount of foods, observe which foods work and make me feel healthier and give more energy, etc.

So, Lent and Easter are passed us now.

It’s time to continue improving and not fool myself. The goal is self-improvement, health and well-being.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Breakfast – 5:30am

Couldn’t quite finish the oatmeal. Will try 1/3 cup tomorrow. Was going to eat a boiled egg as well, but changed my mind.

Oatmeal ~ 1/2 cup, 2/3 water, with blueberries, strawberries, raw sugar
Coffee ~ 1 cup, “Columbian Supremo” (Trader Joe’s)

Brunch – 11am

Tried 1/2 cup of Lipton Tea, then threw it out and made a cup of Chamomile Tea. Much better!

Salmon ~ 4 oz baked, teriyaki
Broccoli ~ 1 cup
Asian Pear ~ 1/4, diced
Chamomile Tea ~ 1 cup

Late Lunch – 2pm

This was an excellent meal. It felt extremely healthy.

Nigiri Sushi ~ albacore, 3 pcs
Broccoli ~ steamed, 1 cup
Asian Pear ~ diced, 1/4
Chamomile Tea ~ 1 cup

Afternoon Tea – 4:15pm

Nigiri Sushi ~ albacore, 3 pcs
Broccoli ~ steamed, 1 cup
Coffee ~ decaf, 1 cup

Dinner – 6:30pm

Chicken Dumplings ~ steamed, 4 small (Trader Joe’s)
Brussel Sprouts ~ steamed, organic, 8 small
Chamomile Tea ~ 1 cup

Late Evening

Chicken Dumplings ~ steamed, 6 pcs
Almonds ~ smoked, 1/2 cup

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Carlos Rull

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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