Even though I’m bringing back the “What I Ate Yesterday” segments of the podcast (by popular demand), you guys feel these “What I Ate Wednesday” posts are helpful so I want to make sure to fit them in more often!
During the summer I had gotten away from bulletproof coffee in favor of cold brew just because I preferred cold coffee in the am. But, now that the weather is chilly, bulletproof is back! I spiced it up a bit this morning with raw cacao powder and a raw egg yolk. No, you can’t taste the egg. (If you have questions about BP coffee or MCT oil, I’ve written or podcasted about it here, here and here).
I worked out around 8:30AM and today’s rowing & airdyne work totally kicked my tail. It took me a while to feel like eating after that. When I was ready, I wanted to keep it simple since I was in my full work-swing. I stuffed half an avocado with about a half cup of kimchee. Kimchee (sometimes spelled kimchi) is wonderful for bacterial balance and I happen to think it tastes great, too! Gotta eat those foods I love that love me back! Another reason I like kimchee is because I try to ensure that I eat some of my cruciferous veggies raw each day.
Without totally geeking out (though I love that), cruciferous veggies have a super powerful component called isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are cellular super-heroes and they are formed by an enzyme called myrosinase. Unfortunately, the myrosinase activity can be significantly reduced during the cooking process. Since I knew I would be cooking my brussels sprouts at dinner, I wanted to fit in some kimchee during the day.
One of the other ways I enjoy my veggies raw is my favorite fat loss brunch – my massive bowl of cabbage, eggs, bacon & avocado.
If you feel like diving into why cruciferous veggies rock for health & fat loss, you can read more about it here.
I started dinner earlier than normal & it was a pretty big meal! I had a big plate of brussels sprouts and a bowl of my homemade chicken bone broth. I shared the benefits of bone broth & the recipe on the blog earlier this week so don’t miss that!
If I’m super hungry after dinner sometimes I’ll have a handful of walnuts or a spoonful of almond butter but more often than not I remind myself that my body doesn’t need more fuel & sip on hot tea and get to bed early. For me, sleep is magical. Like a unicorn, but way better. 😉
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