This morning I was in a hurry so I didn't take the time to weigh out my breakfast. I just threw some sprouts and tofu on top of some rice with tuna, ate a half apple and a banana with a little granola, and was out the door. I knew I was a little light on protein and nutrients, because when I actually weigh out 400 grams of vegetables it's a whole lot of f&%*ing vegetables, it's like, more vegetables than I would have ever considered eating in one sitting before this project.
With the 400 grams of vegetables at lunch and dinner I have a lot of energy throughout the day, it's much different than the strong peaks and troughs of energy I felt on my usual diet. The energy is kind of on a slow burn and it sustains me for longer periods of time.
So even though I hadn't eaten enough vegetables or protein at breakfast, I figured it wouldn't be a big deal, in fact, I'd lose a little more weight today! Great!
Boy was I wrong. All morning I was having trouble doing even easy yoga poses, much less active ones. I made it through my 1000 jumpropes but just barely. And on the way home for lunch I was finding it difficult to pedal my bicycle uphill. I made it back to my apartment and had a proper, weighed out meal, and felt much better.
So I learned something today. The diet I'm on isn't just a suggestion. It's the minimum amount of calories my body can sustain while working hard at yoga and the strength training exercises. So if I drop 100 grams here or there I'm dropping below the threshold where my body can do it's thing well. It's a good lesson and I'm glad I learned it so early!