Wednesday, August 19, 2009


my new diet (no wheat/gluten) is working really well. my stomach and day to day digestion feels better than ever, my workouts and races are going great... and best of all I am getting faster! over the last 10 days I have also cut out lactose and all dairy... with a slight slip up this past sunday with some cheese on my salad and some fro-yo for dessert. i really haven't noticed any changes since cutting out the lactose/dairy so I don't think I am going to stick to it. I already ate it in moderation and pretty much just ate greek yogurt, good cheeses (feta, bleu, gorgonzola, goat), and some frozen yogurt. so i will probably add these back into my diet but keep it in moderation as i have in the past.

i used to eat a lot of chicken, more red meat, and fish maybe once a week. that's really not the case these days and it was not a conscious change. over the course of the last year our consumption chicken and red meat consumption has decreased dramatically and our intake of fish has increased. don't get me wrong i still like chicken and love a great steak and burger. we just love fish. we make it in a bunch of different ways, there are loads of health benefits, and for me it seems fish and eggs are the easily digested animal proteins.

i would say an avg week of dinners would break down like this:
fish 4-5 days
chicken 1-2 days
eggs 1-2 days
red meat - once every other week

obviously that's more than 7 days but it changes week to week and again it's not conscious it's just what we like to eat.

some examples from last week:

Grilled yellow fin tuna & shrimp rice (brown) bowl/plate.

rimels makes a killer rice bowl that comes with great fish, wok'd veggies, and brown rice. so i decided to make it at home but grill the veggies on the grill instead. I also tried some some thing new with the purple cabbage. i halved, then quartered the half, and then wrapped the eight slices in foil with a little salt and pepper and put it on the grill. it come out perfect along with everything else.

yellow fin tuna
jumbo shrimp
red & yellow bell pepper
purple cabbage
button mushrooms
red onion
brown rice w/ seaweed (didn't really like the seaweed)

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Beth made me this rad salad for dinner. so good.

seared ahi tuna
mixed greens
hard boiled eggs
green beans
kalamata olives
red potatoes
red onions

grilled salmon, veggies, and cold beet & tomato salad. no description necessary.


Yasi said...

I don't like fish, but I think this post/pictures is making me think differently! That all looks so good.

Donald Cummings said...

I'm chowing on more Salmon/tuna/shrimp lately too... have you seen the prices of Beef/Steak now!?! Spin BIG!

J.P. Patrick said...

I'm not going to name name's...but I know who the real Ironchef of the team is! Lovin' the Ahi Tuna Nicoise! I'm probably split equally between fish, beef, chicken and pork during an average week... and I love 'em all!!

Lisa T said...

YUM! The no gluten thing is working wonders for me too.

Kata said...

That looks so delicious:)