Hello friends! Happy Wednesday!
Only a few days left until we are flying out to Park City to hang out with amazing group of ladies!!
We have been getting some questions on why we are eating the certain things we are — mainly our carbs.
We hope to dive into that topic some today.
Yesterday we did our #purelyfitlife #5 our 15 minute HIIT interval workout to start our extremely LONG day. We were very productive yesterday and feel so proud of ourselves. More on that below.
Training hard everyday to make changes.
Continue the great work friends! We are so proud of all of you and love seeing you guys doing our workouts with us!
Our day yesterday. We enjoyed some warm lemon water to get things started.
We tend to eat our breakfast at least an hour after working out. We have been playing around with post workout meal times to see if we notice any changes. So far nothing major yet.
We sipped on our green juice as we cooked up our plantains and eggs. Our green juice was an orange, kale, romaine, cucumber and fresh ginger.
Enjoyed some plantains mixed with leftover cod and 2 whole eggs with some coconut oil. Added some cinnamon too.
Dipped in egg yolk. Soooo good.
We have been eating plantains now for a few days. And so far with feel as if our bodies are liking this form of starchy carb. We usually always feel great after eating them, no bloating issues. In terms of our skin, hard to tell. But overall we like them, so we plan to keep eating them.
Lunch we have been trying to make one of our biggest meals. Since we feel our digestion is the strongest at this time of the day. Now it does not always happen to be our biggest meal, it is just something we try to do when we can. And also we have been having our starchy/carbs usually at our breakfast and lunch meals leaving root veggies and other veggies for dinner.
Though we have been hearing a lot about carb back loading so we are going to look into that. And decide if we want to give it a try to see if we notice anything in our fitness level. Anyone else heard of carb back loading?
Back to our lunch. We had some wilted avocado salad (each had half avocado) with some grilled salmon, zucchini, white rice and some ghee. Again having the white rice for carbs. The rice has been a nice change in our diet. It does help give us the full factor but without being overly full and feeling like blah. Again we have been feeling really well after eating the rice. We know a lot has to do with eating it with high quality fats and proteins. And taking our digestive pills help.
In the afternoon we did our #whatsbeautiful #iwill goals of doing 50 push-ups.
Also practiced our headstands. We tried putting our feet in different positions.
We are not perfect at them yet but practice makes perfect 🙂
After playing with headstands we filmed a few client videos and took Jax on a walk to enjoy the beautiful day. Again we are so grateful for being able to do what we do.
Dinner was half avocado, some raw carrot, parsnips and turnips along with a buffalo burger (from US Wellness meats). And coconut oil. Even though this meal is a little complex in terms of having a few different types of veggies it fit into our macros and our stomachs handled the meal fine. We tend to keep our meals on the simple side for digestion reasons but every once in awhile our meals might be a little more complex. And we are fine with that.
We get so excited to eat all our meals. We are really loving the balanced meals with playing around with our macros. Most days our carbs and proteins are pretty similar with our fats always being higher. We will get more into specific numbers soon.
One reason why we wanted to add in starchy carbs back into our diet is because we felt like the restriction of not eating a lot of carbs for so long was hurting our health more.
We realized limiting our carb intake for so long (besides eating root veggies and such) it may be making our skin issues and overall health worse. Hurting our metabolism.
Making it harder for our body to function at its best. We wanted to start eating more balanced meals to help balance our hormones.
We haven’t done our body temperature or pulse yet to help with seeing if what we are eating is right for our bodies. That is the next step we hope to do. We really just wanted to start eating some starchy carbs again that did not have a lot of fructose in them so white potatoes, white rice, plantains. We go to the FartingPear to research foods fructose content.
We know this might be a lot to take in from us. We will start to go into further details if you would like with our eats more. We know food, macros, metabolism, digestion, exercise, etc. can be confusing. We hope to start tackle issues to shed some light on what we think.
Twins question: Anyone else interested in learning about eating for your metabolism? Thoughts? Do you feel putting restrictions on ‘foods’ and ‘diet’ can be harmful? Are you intrigued by macros? Or do you not care?
till next time,
PS: we also updated our about page – what do you think? we are slowly updating all our pages but taking longer than we expected.
PSS: we also working on a new video series coming soon where we be answering questions from you guys and talking about health and fitness related topics. we are excited to launch this new video series.