i’ll be honest.
i expected this.
yesterday was easy-peasy. like, when i asked brian what he thought about the day’s food, his response was,
“um, it’s not really that different.”
i expected this from the deep S days in the fuel cycle, simply because when brian and i “free-style” THM, we default to primarily Ss and slip in some Es (typically 3-5 a week). (to remind yourself of the THM jargon and yesterday’s menu, click here.) the only thing that i have to be mindful of are the few things that are normally fine for free-style S that aren’t for fuel cycle S… namely, cheese and nuts.
first, let me give you today’s menu:
Deep S Day 2
Breakfast: 2 eggs, fried in coconut oil. 2 pieces of bacon.
Lunch: grilled chicken, green beans
Dinner: Burger (patties) with grilled onions and gravy, broccolli, cucumber salad.
Dessert: skinny chocolate
as you can see, there are a couple of repeats… but we do that anyway, especially with breakfasts and dessert.
so, as promised… i asked my husband some questions about how he was handling this fuel cycle.
(like i mentioned before, the hubs didn’t really notice the food difference, so i’ll move on from there.)
me: so, did you get hungry? was the salad with grilled chicken enough?
hubs: yeah. i got hungry towards dinner, though. i was ready to eat.
me: did you eat the snack with your lunch or in the afternoon.
hubs: with the lunch.
(today he is going eat the snack in the afternoon instead of with the lunch to keep to the “don’t go longer than 3 hours without eating” guideline. also, he did mention that he was a little hungry when we went to bed. i’m thinking that for him, we might need to eat the dessert a little later in the evening instead of right after the meal.)
me: do you like the skinny chocolate?
hubs: yeah. it’s tastes good.
me: do you think it has a gritty taste?
hubs: no, not really.
(i think it does have a little bit of a gritty taste, due to the fact that i put some protein powder in there. it doesn’t bother him, and normally texture does.)
me: so, what are you nervous about with this fuel cycle thing?
hubs: the E days…
(the FP days are first… THOSE are the ones i’m most worried about right now. 😉 )