Lolas Journey:Einstein Is reported to have kept several sets of the same outfit in his closet so that he could simply grab an outfit without having to think about what he wanted to wear. I am approaching Paleo the same way. So far, I am happy eating the same things as it keeps me from thinking about the food too much right now. I am trying to switch gears from food being "entertainment" to food being a "nutritional necessity". Making food less of an "event" and learning what "comfortably full" and "satisfied" feels like.
I am in the swing of my Paleo adventure. I have tightened my belt a notch (sometimes 2 depending on the day !!!!) The scale has not reflected too much of a change but I FEEL a difference: Less tired, less logy, less mood swings, less bloating..MORE FOCUSED.
I have been doing Paleo about 80-20% minimum... 100% on a good day.
Typical day consists of:
Breakfast: Hot soup. Yup. You heard me right. :) Italian Wedding soup MINUS the pasta or Beef and Tomato Soup (both with copious amounts of garlic and red pepper )
Lunch: Poached chicken, lettuce, artichoke hearts (sometimes a bit of feta cheese in there)... with olive oil/red wine vinegar and pepper.
Dinner: turkey sausage with broccoli and mushrooms (and garlic) OR Turkey burger salad with melted feta (theres that crazy feta again!), -your basic turkey burger cut up on a plate with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and thousand islands dressing. Yesterday I ate out at Red Robin and chose the Avo-Cobb-O salad ! I usually get the southwestern chicken but it has corn and black beans so I bypassed it for something else. I did indulge in 2 mozzarella sticks and a handful of sweet potato fries. :)
I have been eating fresh fruit salad as well: watermelon, mango, strawberry, kiwi and some pineapple. I readily admit Ive been eating too much of this. (my son is enjoying this as well !) Ive also been eating some vinegar based coleslaw after work before dinner time. (again..my son is diving in and enjoying this instead of cookies after school !)
Eating the soup in the morning gives me something warm to start my day with and I can make a huge pot of soup that lasts me the week. No thinking in the morning. My son has also started eating soup in the morning before school which beats eating cereal and milk ! YEY !!!!
Times I have veered: Movies...I ordered popcorn...a big ass popcorn. Ive had some chocolate Belvita or Apple Cinnamon Belvita in the evening. Still enjoying coffee in the morning with flavored creamer and I have not given up diet soda yet....YET. (thats a tough one!) I usually drink one during lunch at work.
Im not drinking enough water either. Need to work on that.
New for this week: I started taking fish oil capsules to combat aches and pains from work.
The adventure continues!!!!!