Starch Solution, Years Past: Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 8 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: April 21st

Day 8/28

Today was my last lab meeting of the semester for the animal behavior research group I’m a part of (we mainly study wild squirrels, who volunteer to participate in our studies for peanuts and can leave at any time–no captive animals!), and therefore my last ever meeting with them. It was a bittersweet moment: I’ve been with this lab for two years and I’m really going to miss everyone (and the squirrels), but I’m also looking forward to finally going to graduate school and being in charge of my own research. I’ve been loving the process of doing my own honors thesis study this year, and I can’t wait to do research full-time starting this fall!

Anyways, the point of that spiel is that in my world, final lab meetings mean that baked goods are required. I’ve been working on recipes for a donut ebook I’m planning to publish this summer, so it was a perfect opportunity to test a new one. I ended up making a batch of rocky road donuts to bring to the meeting, and they were a hit, despite being baked and vegan! (Since everyone was omnivores who are used to standard fried donuts.)

I had a donut too of course, so my fat intake is a bit higher today than usual. No regrets!

Macros: 71% carbs, 13% protein, 16% fat

Exercise: biked for 20 minutes


  • Apple pie grape nuts
  • Coldbrew coffee


  • Mashed rosemary-garlic yukon gold potato
  • Rocky road donut


  • Romaine lettuce
  • Russet “breakfast” potatoes with fat free hummus

Night snack

  • Sourdough with pumpkin butter*

Calories eaten: 1750 | Calories burned: 1500 (from Fitbit HR 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!


1 thought on “Day 8 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: April 21st”

  1. lucky lab people! at the Salk Institute i remember some scientist calling “sunset!” and a few running to perch on the fountain edge and catch the sun settling on the horzion – kinda like the Far Side “ice cream” scientist run. they never stop being children which is kinda endearing. well the gloves are off for me having completed my 30 day Sprout and Turmeric. nice pic of chocolate donuts ought to make Homer proud.


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