Today we continue taking a sneak peek into what real food bloggers really eat. Wardeh blogs over at GNOWFGLINS – where the focus is on God’s Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, and In Season. Her site is full of some great stuff, including the traditional foods ecourse that is helping a lot of people transition into the traditional foods realm. So let’s see what she really eats, shall we?

First, a word from Wardeh on how she eats:

I am keeping my total carbs down for weight management. I do eat some grains and other carbs, though. I choose sprouted over unsprouted, and also eat smaller amounts of grains overall. I also have been limiting my sweets for the same goal of weight management. But you’ll see I eat some dark chocolate on some days!

Wardeh’s Food Journal

Breakfasts Day 1 and Day 2:

Lunches Day 1 and Day 2:
leftovers from dinners
Dinner Day 1:
Dinner Day 2:
  • Sprouted Chili with grass-fed beef and sprouted pinto beans, served over rice (but light on the rice for me)
  • Salad: same as Day 1
  • Dessert: dark chocolate round
  • oranges
  • soaked almonds
  • water kefir – brewed 5 days so hardly sweet at all


Thank you, Wardeh, for sharing your food journal. I think it is interesting how so many of us are cutting back on carbs for weight management.

How do you do real food? If you are interested in sharing your Real Food Journal please contact me. I’d be glad to hear from you.


7 Responses to What Real Food Bloggers Really Eat: Wardeh of GNOWFGLINS

  1. I am really enjoying this series as I am very new to this way of eating. I’m struggling with my weight and trying to cut carbs, but I’d love to know how much I need to cut. I was interested to hear that Wardeh still eats some grains. Do you have any concrete numbers that I should shoot for, such as 100 grams of carbs a day?


    Shannon Reply:

    Elizabeth – I have heard numbers like 25-50 for optimum weight loss. If you were to eat just grass-fed meats, healthy fats, and green vegetables you would probably hit that number or even less. Throw in a very little fruit, honey, or grains and you are looking at about 100.


  2. Shannon – Thanks for letting me take part in this! I am enjoying the series, too. :)

    Elizabeth – I just can’t say. I don’t count anything, I go by feel. If I’m not happy with my weight management progress, I change the proportions. I don’t overeat, and I don’t ever deprive myself of calories or satisfaction. But I shift the balance to fewer starches/grains, and more good fat, veggies, and protein. Admittedly, it is hard to do, because real food tastes so good!


  3. this is so great! i love to see what others are eating for reassurance that i’m not crazy, like my parents sometimes think. i’ve just started incorporating cultured beverages into each meal…they’re really pretty delicious!


  4. Lanise says:

    Wardeh, love reading about your adventures on your blog. We are considering getting milking goats and would love to read an update on how your goats are. As far as counting carbs go, how does dairy play into that? I’ve read different opinons from different diets. I’ve been trying to watch my carbs also, which includes cutting back on fruits, but it’s so hard to do when I go to the local orange grove and buy a 40 lb box of amazing navel oranges for $10.00. The best (we’re in Arizona). Do carbs from fruit differ than carbs from grains, as far as weight management is concerned? Thanks for hosting this great series Shannon.


  5. Lanise, that’s a good question about the dairy. As I said before, I am mostly going by personal progress and feel. I eat our cultured dairy, but leave the uncultured milk to everyone else. My kefir brews for 24 to 36 hours, and much if not all of the lactose is gone. I hate to cut out whole food groups because it is hard (for me) to sustain long-term, so this is how I personally approach dairy – plus I don’t want to lose the benefits of cultured dairy!

    That’s also why I eat a fruit a day. Shannon probably knows more about how/if fruits differ from grains. :-)

    I’m totally not an expert on low-grain or no-grain, just I’m finding what works for me. Even though I am currently at a plateau, I have lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year.

    Our goats are doing well, thanks for asking! Pretty low on milk at the moment. We are only milking two of them, so only get 3/4 gallon per day. We hope by the fall to have kids and more milk flowing then.


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