I normally try to have a 12-hour fast between the time I eat dinner and when I eat breakfast.  I can’t seem to stretch it any more than that because I get too damn hungry. Fitbomb, on the other hand,  has no issues with daily 16-hour fasts.  

Last night, I gorged until around 7:30 p.m. and when I woke up, I wasn’t hungry. Maybe it’s because our kitchen was infested with ants again and ant spray is an amazing appetite supressant.  I went to my kickboxing class and when I came home I still wasn’t hungry.  We went out to lunch after I cleaned myself up and I broke my fast at 11:30 a.m. – woo hoo! A 16-hour fast!  

For lunch, we went to one of our regular spots, Sprout Cafe, and I ordered my usual: Spring salad with added chicken, subbing out the red onions with blanched broccoli.

Then, I ate a handful of macadamia nuts.  When we got home, I ate handfuls of coconut flakes, more mac nuts, some coconut milk, a handful of Paleo trail mix, and a square of dark chocolate (it is Halloween after all).  

While the younger rugrat napped, I seasoned some chicken thighs and pork stew meat with salt and pepper and vacuum sealed them for the SousVide Supreme.  I’m trying to group items that cook at the same temperature so I have more ready to eat meat available.  I put them in the preheated 160 F bath and I’ll pull the thighs out tomorrow morning (minimum of 8-12 hours) and the pork stew meat out at dinner time (24 hours).  I hope they turn out…

After the vacuum packing, I decided to roast off my old vegetables laying around.  I had a single portabello mushroom, about a pound of broccoli, and some small delicata squash.  All can roast at 425 F so I put the broccoli and mushroom in at the same time and followed them up with a tray of sliced delicata squash.  All were seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.  

Since I knew that I’d be hit with a carb-filled minefield at the kiddie Halloween party we were going to at dinnertime, I made myself a plate of leftover sous vide tri-tip (the gift that keeps on giving), roasted broccoli and delicata squash before we set out for the night.

I’m happy to say that I wasn’t even tempted by any of the carb-y stuff at the party.  I never thought it would happen, but I think that my sugar addiction may finally be under control.  Amazing.

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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