E = (Breakfast time)(Workout)2
I’m finding that when I eat a big breakfast and workout a couple hours later that I have a lot less energy than when I eat something small, workout and have a big breakfast after. I’m not hungry but I feel weaker both during my workout and when I get home. Perhaps my body just needs longer to digest? Or I need to eat something with a high glycemic index around 9:30 right before I go? Too much analysis!
Workout today was just elliptical and stretching. Nice and easy.
I wanted to eat outside today, but all the tables were taken! My warm weather finally arrived 🙂
Today I had a WONDERFUL wheatberry salad with 1 oz of leftover chopped smoked salmon, zucchini (cooked), cucumber, spinach (chopped), avocado, capers, dill and dijon mustard.
The wheatberries are SO chewy – I love the texture!! We buy them in bulk at EarthFare and then the husband sprouted them for his bread. You can eat them sprouted but it’s normally recommended to simmer them on the stove. I simmered some sprouted ones for about 20 minutes yesterday, I didn’t really notice a difference. I think they had absorbed most of their water content while soaking.
I am really not sure what the calorie content is for them. Dry, 1/4 a cup is 170 kcal. They are supposed to double in size, but the husband doesn’t think that’s accurate. So I just met somewhere in the middle and guessed that I had 1.25 servings of the dry, which was 1/2 a cup sprouted. EatingWell.com says that 1/2 a cup cooked is 150 kcal, but I think that’s a little low.
I also had orange and kiwi (I snuck a few oranges during my commute for energy!)
And greek yogurt with raspberry jam –
Lunch was about 500 kcal, 16 grams fiber and 29 grams protein –
I gotta run – I’m late for class and am giving a presentation on Niger today!