Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 4

Day 4 of the Anti-Inflammatory diet was a bit better than day 3. We are learning some tricks. For one thing, I (Betsy) made a big brunch with scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and a flourless banana muffin (inspired by the SIL of my SIL), which was a very good vehicle for peanut butter, and helped meet calorie needs better for David. Then we were out to dinner for the first time since starting the diet, and needed to figure out what to eat, as well as watch other people eat things we wanted to enjoy – particularly difficult for David, as he hasn’t experience that before and was dying over the bread, his fav. I have been under my daily calorie goal the past two days. Not feeling any hunger though. Maybe a side-effect of the low carbs involved. However, I actually may need to cut down on my weekend exercise routine, because I could really feel the low energy while trying to go for a run this morning. What a conundrum…

Brunch:

  • Banana Oat Bran Muffins topped with a little peanut butter
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Fresh fruit (sliced peaches, strawberries and blueberries)

Dinner (Italian Restaurant)

  • Steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus (David)
  • Caesar salad w/no dressing or croutons (David)
  • Spinach, grilled chicken salad (Betsy)
  • Wine

Dessert

  • Homemade frozen strawberry yogurt
  • Dark Chocolate – 72% Cocoa
Overnight Green Tea – 5 tea bags, 2 quarts water, at room temp overnight

Daily Total:

Betsy – 2,523 calories, 109g protein