Morning Carb Count: beans and quinoa

Spring Mix Salad, small handfull of mixed nuts, 1 small Haas avocado, grilled veggies (zucchini, bell pepper, onions, red cabbage, and mushrooms), olive oil, and vegan Goddess dressing. I’ve got approximately 4 oz. of beans and 4 oz. of Quinoa on the side.

Ran a little over 30 minutes this morning, did 2 sets of single-arm suspension trainer rows, 2 sets suspension trainer snatches, and 2 sets of suspension trainer chest-press to roll out.  I finished things up with this brunch.

The carb count turned out to be the following:

  • 36 grams carbs from the Quinoa (3g fiber)
  • 13 grams carbs from the Avocado (10g fiber)
  • 16 grams carbs from the Beans (8g fiber)
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates from the mixed nuts (2g fiber)

That makes 71 grams of total carbohydrates.  That may seem like a lot but if one takes into account the total fiber, the resulting net carb value is 48 grams.  So assuming I have one more meal like the one above for dinner, that would get me close to 100 grams for the day.  According to the Diet Doctor website, my 100g carb intake would be considered a ‘LIBERAL LOW CARB’ diet, and I’m cool with that.  I’m banking on the idea that my workout will burn a good portion of the carbs ingested.

I’m in my 3rd week of this vegan journey and feel like I’m finally getting a grip on it.

I’ll be posting tonight on today’s run; it should be the first of may more to come.


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