|A calf on a hill overlooking the sea.|
“Fascinating Fact of the Day About Ireland”
80% of Ireland’s people are Roman Catholic.”
Last night was one of those magical occasions when I slept through the night without awakening until 6:00 am. Tom didn’t do quite as well. But, we bolted out of bed, showered and dressed for the day and made ourselves scrambled eggs with sauteed onion, grated cheddar cheese, and bacon.
I only had one piece of bacon and one tablespoon of cheese with my eggs adding one of those tiny cans of tuna on the side. This will hold me until I have my required protein smoothie sometime this afternoon.
|An old abandoned building facing the bay.|
|An occasional sunny day gets us out to take photos.|
Note: Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram, protein provides 4 calories per gram, and fat provides 9 calories per gram.
Thus, my macronutrients are as follows:
Carbs: 4 x 50 + 200
Protein: 4 x 120 = 480
Fat: 9 x 70 = 630
Total calories: 1310
This amount leaves room for a little red wine and an occasional snack after dinner all of which will increase the above totals bringing it up to a maximum of 1500 per day.
|Wildflowers are surrounding our holiday home.|
Using this app enables me to keep easy track of the above macronutrients and adjust my diet during the day if I end up grabbing something unplanned. I continue to avoid all starches, grains, fruit, and sugar. Although I continue to enjoy tomatoes and avocados both of which are the only fruits I consume.
My caloric consumption is an ample amount to keep me from gaining weight. Not that I necessarily pay much attention to calories but based on my age, activity level, and current weight this caloric amount is sufficient.
|interesting rocks and seashells line the outdoor ledge of the window.|
I don’t know what else I can do, other than keeping stress at a minimum which is more of a contributor to failing arteries than from diet from what I’ve researched thus far.
|Stunning view of the bay from our garden.|
The only stress I am experiencing at this time is the ongoing issues with the health insurance company and their refusal to pay, claiming I had a pre-existing heart condition (which I did not).
|The rhino’s skin looks a little too large for their bodies. From this site: “Members of the rhinoceros family are some of the largest remaining megafaunas, with all species able to reach or exceed one tonne in weight. They have a herbivorous diet, small brains (400–600 g) for mammals of their size, one or two horns, and a thick (1.5–5 cm) protective skin formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure.” For more details, please click here.|