April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ides of March

Not a bad day, calorie-wise, though I didn't have my brewers yeast, which always means that I'll be lacking in nutrients. Brewers yeast really is my magic superfood. Glad I'm not allergic!

Total cals: 1118
Over 100% on everything except:
66% copper
63% iron
81% magnesium
57% manganese
65% B6
74% thiamine
67% niacin
63% panto acid
69% phospherous
33% zinc

To put this in perspective, if I had eaten two tablespoons of brewers yeast, I would have cleared the RDA's on everything, except for:

48% zinc
77% iron
75% manganese

That's a huge difference.

MR -- is there any problem with me eating brewers yeast every day, as long as I take my zinc supplement? I already searched the archives, thank you very much! ;)

Here's what I ate:

1.5 oz crangrape juice with my creatine and strontium

eggwhites and flax oil

salad with cottage cheese, romaine, tomatoes, olives, tiny bit of parmesean cheese, honeydew melon, strawberries, vinegar and olive oil
cup of tomato bisque soup (not a great choice but really yummy and not a disaster)

eggplant sauteed in stewed tomatoes with asparagus chopped in, cottage cheese blended in after serving. tastes vaguely like my lasagna dish. I rather undercooked the eggplant though, leading to a bizarre rubberiness.
diet tonic water with lime: it's a ginless gin and tonic! Skipped the wine as will have more than one glass when out tonight at very special party!

Check out my P:F:C ratios for yesterday: 29:32:39.

Zone that, baby!

I had quite a bit of oil and olives, plus the milk based soup, hence a higher fat day than usual. This is a good thing, I think, though it would have been better if all the fat were unsaturated instead of some of it coming from a milk based soup.

So brewers yeast seems to be the order of the day. What did I do before I met it?


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