Ok so as I was saying earlier today is the solid meal. After a good nights rest (9hrs) I was ready to tackle the day.
As it?s Saturday the market was open offering the best of the best in fresh produce, really lucky as it’s walking distance from home (about 45min). So off I went.
I sat down before I left and estblished my goals and ultimately what I would be buying and how much (over a tasty shake… Mmmmm).
My ultimate goals here were as follows:
High sources of vitamins and minerals
I have derived the meal below from what I know my body is asking for, what I should have and what I know will get me prepared for the week to come and the demands I am putting on my body.
I decided that seafood was the best option. Beef, chicken, turkey etc… just woudn?t quite give me what I want (although Beef has always bee my fav food when given the choice?)
The main guide I gave myself is to never let myself get a full feeling. Slow and steady is the way to go not so much to prolong the meal experience or meal allowance but rather let my body handle it without too much shock and to get the absolute most I can in digesting it.
My meal was follows:
3 oysters (natural) ? extremely good source of a variety of minerals with low fat and calories.
3 prawns - good source of lean protein, low in fat and calories and of course excellent source of vitmins and minerals.
1 piece of fish (200-250g sword fish steak baked with lemon juice, dill and cracked pepper and wrapped in foil- ?good source of Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium? all in all a very good steak type option.
Finally the vegetables?
1/2 cup Asparagus spears (steamed with Lemon and cracked pepper)
1/2 cup Green Brocoli (steamed with Lemon and cracked pepper)
Desert was 1/2 an orange (skin removed and partially frozen), some organge essence (sugar free of course) some low cal cordial (about 15mls = 2cal) thrown into the blender with a few ice cubes… my very own sorbet! (at only 16 cals it was brilliant)
This meal provided me with just about everything. Excellent and rich sources of vitamins and minerals (this is what I consider the most important factor here), secondly good clean (fresh)high level proteins (in a most of the foods).
Only thing I would have liked was some clean carbs (sweet potatoe, rice or something like that) but I’ll try something new next week.
In the end?.
The meal hit around the 315 calorie mark (approx) a little higher than I would like with a respectable 85grms (approx) of protein.
I ate this meal over an hour and a half eating a little at a time (good thing about cold seafood is you can take as long as you want to eat it).
Also had dad came over so I made the same meal for him. We basically sat back eating slowly chatting and catching up (i can’t think of a better way to enjoy a meal…) even did a little brainstorming and came up with some solutions to some designs I’ve been working on.
Didn’t really have to think about slowing down I just did. It’s amazing the textures flavours etc… you pick up when your not eating at the speed of light!
Pretty funny about half way through the fish I was struggling… normally would have finished it easily and been looking for more… and had it.
Also another observation i can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a meal so much, not so much the food itself but taking time chatting and relaxing it was simply brilliant. It was relaxation, ideas and reflection time all in one… not just the feeding time at the zoo it normally is.
As I said, all of the above was bought fresh from the market this morning and prepared by me to enure the purity of what I?m ingesting (no hidded surprises) I know exactly what I was having and how much before I went shopping (don’t ever do this type of stuff on the fly hungry… you’ll always over eat or get the wrong stuff).
All in all a very filling and satisfying meal packed with all the good stuff.
Thanksk for reading.