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Paleo Day 7 & 8

24 Mar

So week one is over and I’m feeling great (other than the one meltdown I had over wanting to eat seeds last week, when I was 45km from the closest grocery store with only greens and meat to soothe me).  I’m delightfully adjusted to Paleo eating and already beginning to wonder if I should just starting purging the non Paleo foods from my cupboards.  Originally I starting this 30 day Paleo trial as an experiment.  A fat loss experiment for my first Fitness Model competition.  I had no idea if I would want to adopt this as a lifestyle at the time I had just considered it as a pre competition method.  But the more I delve into Fitness the more I think, after this is all said in done maybe I should keep on the path.  But honestly once you start going without a lot of foods, sometimes you don’t miss them.  I rarely crave pasta anymore because it makes me feel so awful, but I’m not sure I’m quite ready to give up sushi and gingersnap cookies at Christmas.

Paleo Day 7:
M1: A little piece of heaven aka Ambrosia salad: carrots, raisins, coconut milk, coconut and crush strained pineapple & chicken breast
M2: chicken breast with greens and balsamic
M3: chicken breast
M4: 4 eggs (2 yolk) with spinach and salsa
M5: tuna with 1/2 an avocado and salsa
M6: sockeye salmon with pickles

Paleo Day 8
M1: A little piece of heaven aka Ambrosia salad: carrots, raisins, coconut milk, coconut and crush strained pineapple & a pork chop (loin)
M2: pork chop (loin)
M3: parsnip fries in pumpkin butter & pork chop
M4: pork chop and carrots
M5: tuna, salsa and half an avocado
M6: big greens salad with cucumber and 1/2 an avocado.  Dressing was rice vinegar and tamari.  With a handful of pumpkin seeds and 3 hard boiled eggs.

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5 Comments

Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “Paleo Day 7 & 8

  1. Donloree

    March 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I say purge! Lol!! We can have the same pantry then. 😉

     
  2. Toni

    March 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Welcome to Paleo! Its an amazing way to eat and live. I too started with thirty days and have now decided on day 45 that I will continue to eat this way forever. If you haven’t already, check out Robb Wolf’s book. A great resource!

     
    • passlakeprincess

      March 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      I have read Robb Wolf’s book, it’s what convinced me to give this lifestyle a try. I loved the book and am hoping to also read the Primal Blueprint. But I also was convinced to move this way as a result of wanting to compete in a fitness model competition. My coach’s mentor Charles Poliquin is a huge advocate for Paleo eating and my contest prep diet will pretty much be Paleo eating with limited fruit and starch. I’m currently on day 13 of my thirty days (I’m going a little squirrely) however, I have taken the diet to stricter levels than most as I don’t allow myself fruit or carbs after 12 noon). I think once my 30 days are over and I allow myself a bite of Paleo friendly chocolate and maybe some fruit in the evening that I could be convinced to keep up this lifestyle. Always nice to meet people who have adapted Paleo eating as a long term lifestyle choice as it does make it seem like it’s a realistic goal. Still having a hard time deciding whether or not I could never have a gingersnap cookie ever again 😀

       
  3. Toni

    March 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Oh my gosh – my trainer is a huge Poliquin fan too. And he got me started on Paleo. I have been off dairy and white carbs for at least a year, but the first two weeks of strict Paleo were tough. I also found that day 12 – 15 were the worst!! So hang in there. Like you, I’m more strict than most (as I’m trying for 14% bodyfat, from my current 23%). So, I only do a few berries in the morning, and no starchy carbs.
    The Blueprint book is also good, as is his website. The only difference between Paleo and Primal is that primal folks eat legumes. I’ve never been a huge bean fan, so I’m happily staying Paleo.
    And once you get past the mid-way point, you will settle in, and not miss those cookies. Good luck!!

     
    • passlakeprincess

      March 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Basically before I started Paleo my trainer had me on the following: I was eating 1 starch in the morning (almost always oats) and then twice a week I was able to eat whatever I want (Charles advocates this as well). It’s amazing how much you depend on those cheat meals for motivation. I didn’t realize what I crutch they were until they were taken away. I don’t miss legumes at all: 1) I’m allergic to peanuts, so I’m not missing anything there and 2) I never digested beans well. This week I would kill for fruit in the evening, something to make my meat and veggies more exciting, it would be so lovely to have cranberries on a salad or marinade some meat in juice. But I’m using this 30 day Paleo trial as a test to see if I have what it takes for contest prep. Since contest prep could be up to 4 months, I feel like I can’t cheat myself now in a mere 30 challenge. I hope you are right and it getting easier over time. I too am trying to drop body fat. I don’t have an accurate gauge of where I am now, although I would bet I’m around 23% like you and 14% would be ideal for me as well. At the end of my thirty days I’m treating myself to a dairy free, organic chocolate bar dipped in sunbutter and I’m going to eat some coconut something in the evening, but then the plan is to get back on track with Paleo eating, However I am planning on allowing myself two Paleo cheats a week until contest prep officially begins (so fruit or some other Paleo carbs (ie/ coconut milk, etc.). Enough of the rambling. As for after the contest is over, I haven’t decided what will happen then, I guess time will tell.

       

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