I have created a simple daily menu which meets 100% of nutrient needs. It comes in at a little over 2000 calories and 150 grams of carbs, and 90 grams of protein. It is low carb, moderate protein, and high fat.
I’m not quite ready to link the DIY yet because I have to validate some of the obscure nutrients which aren’t imported from the USDA database, and also I want to pin the prices down so an accurate daily cost will be listed. Also double-check that my standard measurements stack up correctly with the grams, etc.
But it’s only 10 ingredients and I’ve already got it memorized so here it is:
Vicc’s Egg Basket
6 hardboiled eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup orange juice (fortified)
1 can peas & carrots
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup dried parsley (mix the veg, oil, and parsley together)
1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/3 cup dry roasted almonds
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds without hulls
1/2 cup dried apricots
I ate this yesterday and only managed 4 of the eggs. I felt massively hungry this morning and had already eaten more than half of my daily ration before noon; now I’m pretty full. Going to stick with this for awhile or as long as I can, maybe a few weeks. I’m coming of being high-carb pretty much forever so I’m expecting it to be a little rocky.
I don’t have a reliable scale so I’m going to do occasional measurement tracking instead. (once a month? if I go that long.)
waist/hip ratio: .93
I am female, age 42. Rule of thumb for central obesity (women) is over 35" absolute measurement of the waist, or waist/hip ratio >.85.
Not necessarily expecting to notice changes in those measurement numbers for myself (2000 calories/day is actually more than I supposedly need for maintenance at my size/activity level), it’s just a useful metric since I don’t have a scale. Mostly just want to try this whole food plan and validate that it is reasonable for sole-source nutrition over a period of days (weeks, etc.).
Will post again when I have something notable to report, or if I fall off the plan and abandon it.
(My husband is VERY happy I am going to a solid food plan. And instead of offering to bring me back a Whopper or Snickers when he went into town, he asked if I needed any ingredients )