Falling ill

Unfortunately I have been ill with stomach flu for the past couple of days. Hindsight being what it is, I can see how I was already falling ill well before I had serious symptoms.

Monday’s diet started off OK. I had my normal breakfast of porridge and eggs, and some gluten free chicken wraps for lunch. I suppose the first sign was feeling quite tired and blah before I went to the gym – hence the extra energy bar and glass of milk. Things did not improve during my workout, which just felt much harder than normal. I wear a heart rate monitor for all of my workouts (it’s how I get the calories burned number) and despite taking it relatively easy, found my heart rate was also much higher than normal. This should have been my first clue.

After my post workout meal my stomach was really unsettled, which I put down to indigestion and all the extra fibre.  In any case I wasn’t hungry for my dinner, and ended up making myself a plate of cheese and crackers to nibble on in front of the TV. It seemed to settle my stomach so I followed it up with some salty snacks and plenty of water. I didn’t want to have more cheese as I knew it was high in fat and calories. Turns out I needn’t have worried about the extra calories as they didn’t stay put long enough to be fully absorbed.  I was up most of the night with all the classic symptoms of stomach flu.

That being the case, I would take my totals for 20 March with a pinch of salt!

The Score for 20 March:

Calories: Protein: Carbs: Sugars: Fat: Sat Fat: Fibre:  
2318 140.90g 245.95g 105.53g 78.79g 23.34g 44.34g
25% 43% 31%
Calories burned through exercise: 358

What I ate:

Time Item Amount Calories Protein Carbs Sugars Fibre Fat Sat Fat Alcohol
07:15 Centrum Multivitamin,  Vitamin E 400IU, Vitamin D 25 µg
Tap water 250mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Soft boiled eggs, 2 large 115g 150 14.49 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.35 2.88 0.00
Free From pure oats 50g 171 6.40 30.30 0.60 4.30 2.70 0.50 0.00
made with boiling water 250mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tesco mixed frozen fruits 100g 40 0.90 7.90 7.90 2.00 0.20 0.00 0.00
Ground flaxseeds 10g 45 2.21 0.30 0.18 2.37 4.00 0.45 0.00
Black tea 450mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
11:45 Two Bfree quinoa and chia seed wraps with 101g 250 7.60 36.00 5.30 11.50 5.80 1.40 0.00
Baked chicken breast, 100g 135 31.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.90 0.60 0.00
sliced tomatoes, 104g 21 0.73 3.22 3.22 1.04 0.31 0.10 0.00
mixed salad leaves, 20g 8 0.64 0.64 0.06 0.66 0.06 0.04 0.00
and Helleman’s real mayonnaise 10g 72 0.11 0.14 0.13 0.00 7.90 0.63 0.00
Apple 115g 60 0.46 13.57 13.57 2.07 0.12 0.00 0.00
14:45 Trek Peanut Power energy bar 55g 203 10.20 25.70 21.10 3.00 6.00 1.00 0.00
Skimmed milk 250mL 87 8.50 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.25 0.00 0.00
15:15 Gym session
17:00 MaxiNutrition Lean protein powder, chocolate 40g 140 20.00 13.00 12.00 0.00 0.90 0.30 0.00
in water 275mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Heinz 50% less sugar Beanz 200g 134 9.00 19.80 4.60 7.40 0.40 0.00 0.00
Genius brown sliced gluten free bread, 1 slice toasted 34g 87 0.85 15.30 0.82 3.40 2.24 0.17 0.00
with Sunpat crunchy peanut butter 21g 128 5.21 3.05 1.41 1.53 10.23 1.93 0.00
and honey 6g 20 0.03 4.86 4.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
20:00 Nairns gluten free wholegrain crackers 28g 128 2.97 16.49 0.50 2.13 4.70 1.85 0.00
Tesco extra mature cheddar cheese 36g 149 9.14 0.04 0.04 0.00 12.56 7.81 0.00
Edam, mild 20g 63 5.20 0.02 0.02 0.00 4.74 3.16 0.00
Black seedless grapes 100g 66 0.40 15.40 15.40 0.70 0.10 0.00 0.00
21:00 Tesco Twists cheese and onion 40g 161 3.96 27.72 1.32 2.24 3.32 0.52 0.00

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