Starch Solution, Years Past: Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 3 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: April 16th

Day 3/28

Over the course of the last week, I’ve been ravenously hungry regardless of how much I eat (and was eating more fat than usual), and constantly craving cinnamon rolls but then never actually wanting to go get them. But this morning I woke up and the feeling was gone! It feels like storm clouds clearing. Thank goodness for carbs.

I also experimented with a new recipe (what else is new?), and made my own version of Veganosity’s pulled carrot burgers with spicy barbecue sauce, on a whole wheat bun. They were so flavorful I could hardly believe it! Not to mention, they’re a great snack option for when I’m in a rush–I’ve got leftover filling in the fridge, so I’ll just toast a frozen bun and scoop it on whenever I want one.

Exercise-wise, I had a fantastic hour-long lifting session that was mostly back and arms-focused. Oddly enough I still found myself seriously craving a run afterwards, but couldn’t because a) my muscles were very tired out and b) I pulled my hamstring a bit from reintroducing romanian deadlifts. (Curse my genetically weak ligaments/tendons)

Photo Apr 16, 7 05 30 PM (1) edit
Gratuitous selfie in the fortunately lit gym bathroom with no one around, because I can’t bring myself to take an actual gym selfie with people around 😛
Pulled carrot sandwich

Macros: 77% carbs, 14% protein, 9% fat

Exercise: biked 20 minutes + hour-long lifting session


  • Whole wheat carrot cake pancakes


  • 2 slices of toast with strawberry jam, + iced tea (at a cafe)
  • Pulled BBQ carrot burger


  • Chana masala with mushrooms, kale, and jasmine rice
  • Black bean brownie bite

Night snack

  • Chocolate banana smoothie

Calories eaten: 1915 Calories burned: 1660 (from Fitbit HR data)

(Everything is made by me unless otherwise specified–feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!


8 thoughts on “Day 3 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: April 16th”

  1. from someone who’s basically eaten the same foods up to day 27 (today) of 30, wow that sandwich pic is salivating! wow Miche, thank you for the inspiration also you reminded me to post about tiny exercising the entire day while sitting on my creation of the Kickstart project KneeAir Chair so i just now did a post on that.


    1. Oh wow, I can’t imagine–I’m a big fan of food variety! Although I am getting better about things and eating the same dinner most nights these days…
      Thank you!


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