Day 3 and 4 of my Paleo Experiment

15 Jan

Encountered a few predictable challenges over the past couple of days – a typical day with my 2 year old (read not much thought given to my needs), cravings for comfort food and dinner out.  In terms of a typical day, we were out of the house but no where that I have ‘food stores’ so I found myself hungry and without a paleo option.  So, from now on, my car will be stocked with paleokits (now for sale at FIT) or something like them so I don’t find myself in that predicament again.  The comfort food craving is interesting to be conscious of – I had a tough morning with my 2 and 4 year old and kept thinking how good my nonfat vanilla latte would taste (I refer to the first sip as my ‘calgon moment’ of the day for those that are old enough to recall the “Calgon, take me away” campaign) or how much I’d enjoy a pumpkin scone.  As an alternative, I thoroughly enjoyed my trail mix a bit later in the morning and it didn’t satisfy the sweet/crunchy craving which was encouraging.  Dinner was pretty easy.  Have to admit that I stared down the bread basket on more than one occasion but it never got the better of me.  I think I was probably interested in eating it out of habit or more to have something to do than because I really wanted it.  On a positive note, it does feel good to have a reason not to eat junky stuff I wasn’t paying much attention to prior – a bite of Emma’s muffin, the remainder of her chocolate milk . . .things I wouldn’t purchase for myself but seeing as it’s there, wasn’t as mindful of choosing it.  I am nervous about the weekend as there’s less structure to those days, we have our holiday party on Saturday, taking 2 kids to the hockey game who will be having treats, plus its a long one as my kids are off from school on Monday and Tuesday, so tonight I’m going to put together my plan for the weekend and hope it’s super easy to stick with.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Day 3:

Bacon and Eggs

Americano+raw milk

Satsuma orange

nuts, seeds, dried fruit

raw pepper and cauliflower

chicken and cauliflower mash

nuts, seeds, dried fruit

skirt steak and cauliflower mash

apple

Day 4:

scrabled eggs

roasted veg: red onion, eggplant, zucchini, 2 pieces butternut squash (yum:))

nuts, seeds, dried fruit

Medium Paleo Kit

1/2 apple

ahi sashimi

new york steak + sauteed green beans

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One Response to “Day 3 and 4 of my Paleo Experiment”

  1. Johnny January 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Hi Tracey, if you’re caught without food, don’t feel that you must eat. If you’re hungry, then the hunger is transient and will pass, sometimes in as little time as two minutes, others within half an hour. By going longer between food, you’ll be healthier for it — less postpandrial stress, less inflammation, increased insulin sensitivity, increased fat mobilization hormones, increased metabolism (not typo), and improved awareness of what is true physical hunger and what’s habitual hunger.

    You needn’t be concerned that you won’t eat enough. Your body will take in the calories needed to meet basal and physical requirement. It’s not something we have control over, as we like to believe.

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