Week 2: Tracey’s Paleo update

21 Jan

Prior to starting this experiment, Johnny mentioned that sweets would eventually taste different and that eventually I would crave a bowl of strawberries in place of dessert.  Well, I’d say he’s a little right so far:)  Yesterday I had a taste of Emma’s chocolate cookie from starbucks – one of my favorite treats . . .Solely for the sake of testing the above statement, I had a small bite.  It definitely tasted different.  It tasted very sweet and very buttery.  Previously this indulgence simply tasted good.  I wouldn’t have allowed myself to have any more of it anyway but don’t think I can say that the difference in taste would have prevented me from doing so.  Anyway, I consider this progress as I believe my body is beginning to adapt to the decrease in sugar in my life.  My other self reflection now that I’m actually spending time thinking about what to eat is that I crave food kind of for something to do.  I don’t eat a lot but I definitely eat more frequently than my body probably requires.  For the time being, I’m simply noting this as an observation but may add to my experiment down the road to address this behavior. Water consumption is still hit or miss so will be working on that.  Oh, and I’ve actually come to enjoy my americano – who’d of thought . . .

Monday:

grilled grass fed ribeye + 1/2 avocado (no eggs in the house -can’t say I was psyched about steak alone for breakfast)

americano+raw milk

nuts+seeds

mandarin orange

med paleo kit

carrots

grilled pork tenderloin+cauliflower mash

Tuesday:

2 scrambled eggs + ribeye

americano+raw milk

nuts+seeds

freeze dried pears

halibut ‘breaded’ with coconut flour, curry powder, cumin – fried+steamed cauliflower

1 lb dungeness crab + mixed salad – romaine, mache, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepper and roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, balsamic vinagrette

1/2 apple with almond butter

Wednesday:

2 hard boiled eggs + americano with raw milk

apple

bowl vegetable soup

med paleo kit

nuts, seeds, freeze dried tropical mix

satsuma

poached king salmon +peas

1/2 apple with almond butter

1/2 avocado

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One Response to “Week 2: Tracey’s Paleo update”

  1. johnny January 21, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Sounds like you’re coming along. Don’t be too hung up on water intake. You’re body will let you know when you need it. Thirst is a natural mechanism for water homeostasis — it does not mean it’s too late (that’s a silly myth).

    Also, give it more time, and your taste bud’s attenuation to refined sugar and hyper-sweetness will repair and return to normal sensitivity, and that bowl of strawberries will be damn good.

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