Day 29 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 12th

Day 29/28

For my last meal in Berkeley, I finally tried the deli I had mentioned in my first post of this series: The Butcher’s Son, an all-vegan sandwich shop! I had been eyeing their meatball and fried mozzarella sandwich for awhile, so I finally went and got it for lunch after a very active morning of moving all my stuff.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the mozzarella because it didn’t have much texture for my taste (or maybe I just don’t like fried things anymore?), but the meatballs and bacon macaroni salad on the side were amazing. Although, while eating the sandwich, I actually thought to myself, “I wish I were having baked potato rounds instead.” And I’m usually a huge junk food lover!

I also got a cronut there because I’d never had one and had never seen a vegan one before–I figured it was my only chance. It was so oily I could hardly take it.

So all in all, I think that The Butcher’s Son is a fantastic restaurant for people with normal tastes, but I just can’t stand too much oil anymore! And I’m actually very happy about this fact, because it means that my natural preferences have finally shifted towards healthy food! In high school, I had 3-4 Dr. Pepper sodas a day, and subsisted off of cookies and french fries–so this is an amazing change for me.

Simple, healthy, high carb food is what I crave these days! (Besides the occasional vegan pastry 😉 )   

Airport tip: Auntie Anne’s pretzels are vegan if you ask for no butter!


Macros: 70% carbs, 17% protein, 13% fat

Exercise: Walked 6.5 miles

Breakfast

  • Blueberry banana oat smoothie
  • Coldbrew coffee

Lunch

  • Vegan meatball and fried mozzarella sandwich*
  • Cronut*
  • Caesar salad*
  • Mango

Dinner

  • Butter free, salt free pretzel (at airport)*
  • Yukon gold potato rounds

Calories eaten: 2260 | Calories burned: 2310 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!

Miche

Day 28 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 11th

Day 28/28

I started off the day by packing up my apartment to move all my stuff into a storage unit for the summer.

And then I packed all afternoon. And then I packed til I went to bed. I packed for about 12 hours! I have too much stuff.

I also noticed something interesting: I was intending to eat a lot today since I had food to use up and figured I’d need a lot of fuel for moving all day. This is the first day in a long time I’ve consciously tried to make myself eat more, and it’s the first day in awhile I’ve ended up undereating! It’s like my body is some rebellious child 😛

I’m also going to add a day 29 tomorrow because I plan on eating some interesting things while moving! Then I’ll do a very wordy wrap up post to sum up my thoughts on this little challenge 🙂


Macros: 76% carbs, 13% protein, 11% fat

Exercise: Walked 5 miles

Breakfast

  • Mango berry acai bowl
  • Coldbrew coffee

Lunch

  • Baked russet rounds
  • Baked sweet potato rounds

Second lunch (because I’m a hobbit now apparently)

  • Carrot sushi bowl

Dinner

  • Falafel with hummus, lettuce, tomato
  • Cherry-mango-orange juice

Calories eaten: 1880 | Calories burned: 2110 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!

Miche

Day 27 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 10th

Day 27/28

Today I took my last final of my undergraduate career, played with squirrels with friends (and filmed some of it for my youtube channel!), did a graduation photoshoot, and went for dinner and vegan ice cream sandwiches with other friends!

It was a good last real day in Berkeley. (I say last “real” day because tomorrow is just packing, and I fly out the next day.)

And it was a rather high fat day at that. I probably should have made this a 26 day challenge 😉

Photo May 10, 7 37 08 PM Photo May 10, 8 21 40 PM


Macros: 69% carbs, 12% protein, 19% fat

Exercise: Walked 5.5 miles

Breakfast

  • Strawberry mango oat smoothie
  • Coldbrew coffee

Lunch

  • Baked russet rounds
  • Bell pepper romaine wraps

Dinner

  • Peanut tofu noodles*
  • Mint chocolate ice cream sandwich*

Calories eaten: 2360 | Calories burned: 2120 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!

Miche

Day 26 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 9th

Day 26/28

Three more days in Berkeley. So crazy!

Falafel, homemade hummus, veggies!

I had another two shoots, and generally ran all over town doing various tasks. And studying for my final tomorrow–almost forgot about that 😛


Macros: 71% carbs, 14% protein, 15% fat

Exercise: Biked 20 minutes, walked 5.5 miles

Breakfast

  • Strawberry banana oat smoothie
  • Coldbrew coffee

Lunch

  • Baked russet rounds
  • Bell pepper romaine wraps
  • Walnuts

Photoshoot snack

  • Mint clif bar

Dinner

  • Falafel*, homemade hummus, romaine, tomato
  • Orange-mango-cherry juice

Calories eaten: 2150 | Calories burned: 2025 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!

Miche

Day 25 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 8th

Day 25/28

I decided to make a fun breakfast (because what better day is there for fun breakfasts than Sunday/Mother’s day?), consisting of bacon made out of coconut shreds, which I ate on its own and put on top of plain fat-free whole wheat donuts. I also made some chocolate chip churro donuts which were good too, but I am seriously in love with coconut bacon donuts. I can see why maple bacon donuts have been all the rage lately!

Most of my post-donut day consisted of trying to battle my way through my seemingly endless list of tasks I have to do before moving out in 4 days (!), followed by 5 hours of photoshoots in the evening. All these shoots have been exhausting, but worth it: not only do I love being able to commemerate things for people using my camera, but these graduation photoshoots are paying for some of the furniture I’ll have to buy this September! 😀  


Macros: 70% carbs, 12% protein, 18% fat

Exercise: Walked 4.5 miles

Breakfast

  • Whole wheat fat free donuts
  • Coconut “bacon”

Lunch

  • Baked russet rounds
  • English breakfast tea

Photoshoot snack

  • Mint clif bar

Dinner

  • Bell pepper wraps
  • Baked russet rounds
  • Orange-mango-cherry juice

Calories eaten: 2350 | Calories burned: 1940 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!

Miche