Heritage Day Calgary

I have no idea what I want to talk about, so I’ll just talk about my day in terms of being on a nutritional Ketosis diet. Dr. Wahls Protocol Level III Paleo Plus to be specific. I had my first serving of homemade coconut yogurt yesterday that I had mixed in 1/2 tsp honey and 1 tsp vanilla. Serious yum, but I was worried that that small amount of sugar might kick me out of Ketosis. Did not happen, at least as of this morning. I had the rest of the yogurt this evening with a cup of strawberries and 2 tbsp’s of Hemp Hearts. I’ll check my level again in the morning and we’ll see if I am still showing ketones. To further give you an idea of the foods I am eating, this is what I had today:

8 am-coffee with coconut milk

11 am-Break the fast meal

Taco Salad

  • 2 cups greens
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tbsp’s coconut milk
  • 7 ounces hamburger
  • organic taco seasoning

5:30 pm-Dinner

Sauteed Red Cabbage and Mushrooms in Ghee

  • 3/4 cup red cabbage
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper

Homemade Coconut Yogurt with Strawberries and Hemp Hearts

  • As described above

We are having a holiday today in Canada called Heritage Day. I went to Heritage Festival downtown. I walked a lot in semi hot heat, 25 C/77 F with a breeze. This temp was too high for me as of six months ago. I did well today with it. Hot at times, but never felt sick. I have not tested this on a day in oppressive heat such as a 90 degree day. Thankfully, we don’t get many days like that here. What we do have though is intense sun. It literally feels like its burning you when it hits your skin. I’ve Mediterranean olive toned skin and am not sensitive or burn easily. I think its the elevation here. We are 3,000 feet above sea level and that much closer to the sun. I’ve heard from Kenyan people here that our sun is more intense than Kenya, if you can believe that. We have 1.2 (rounding down) million people in Calgary, making us the third largest city in Canada. Within the populace are many cultures. Daily I meet people from Africa, Korea, the Middle East, the Ukraine, China, Japan, Scotland, England, India, and the people who are really from here, Native Americans, etc. I like to say that any language out there, someone is speaking it here. This is one of the aspects of this city that I love. That is what Heritage Day honors. The festival celebrated the varied cultures here in Canada. A really nice day. Best of all was the fact that could tolerate the heat, a lot of walking and home now, I am not a disaster area, though the last two blocks home from the bus station, were tough, requiring me to sit once on the way home. This would’ve caused a repercussion of horrible fatigue and I’m not fatigued at all. Amazing!


Bonne Sante and Happy Heritage Day!


Picture from the Calgary Folk Arts Council Website and is of dancers from the 2014 Heritage Festival: http://www.calgaryfolkartscouncil.ca/gallery/

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