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Getting 100% of my Nutrient Targets on Cron-o-meter

Vegan Food Pyramid

Tracking my Vegan Diet with Cron-o-meter

It’s fun to do this every-once-in-a-while, posting my results on my website. But I will try to do this sporadically, since the process can be a bit time-consuming.

Anyway, I did this just this past Tuesday and the Tuesday before, so it’s good to follow along and see the progress.

And since I finally reached ALL my nutrient targets this time, I thought I would share them. I was pretty stoked that I had finally done this. And now I can use this day as a role model for future days, to fine tune my meals for optimal success.

Overview

Overview 2015.07.09

I ate an early dinner today, so I’m hoping not to crave any more food until tomorrow. As you can see I had quite a deficit this time with calories consumed versus calories burned. But the main thing is that I got all my nutrients for the day.

Does this make things ideal? I don’t know. But I do know that on some days I get more of a certain amino acid, while on another day I won’t reach that 100%. In the end, things even out throughout several days, and they balance out.

Nutrient Targets

Nutrient Targets 2015-07-09

As you can see I did reach 100% on nutrient targets. I’ve been specifically tracking B12 intake because of the popular critique that Vegans don’t get enough B12. Well, this knocks that myth out of the ballpark!

But for some reason I didn’t reach the overall target and got 95%. Just short. Perhaps this means I was lacking in something else other than the nutrient targets I was trying to achieve 100% on? I’ll continue to investigate this.

Protein & Amino Acids

Protein 2015-07-09

Proteins and Amino Acids were all achieved! Enough said.

Vitamin Intake

Vitamins 2015-07-09

Once again, more than 100% targets achieved in the Vitamin department, with B12 a whopping 1021%. And once again Folate and Vitamin A in the red. I do take a Whole Food Raw Vitamin, so that is the dilemma and the challenge. I’ll try to get the best levels without supplementation.

Mineral Intake

Minerals 2015-07-09

All mineral intake was within acceptable levels this time. Although doctors recommend sodium intake be less than 1500 mg for people like me battling high blood pressure.

Incidentally, this morning’s BP was 98/63 with a pulse of 70. This is awesome for someone like me. Although I have been taken the meds. So I need to finally get off these meds and work this all out via a Vegan lifestyle.

Wish me luck!



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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.

2 COMMENTS
  1. kawtar

    good morning 🙂
    thanks for sharing your daily targets, just a question what do you eat to achieve Vit B12 because I’m a new vegan and i’m still ignorant in the fiel of nutrition. Thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Carlos Rull

      I sometimes take a B12 organic spray supplement by My Kind Organics. And I also take a general multi-vitamin supplement. Also, my raw protein powder includes some B12. As my stats show, I got over 1000% of B12 on this particular day.

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