Paleo Diet, Day 2: Gluten Free Beer is No Good for this Girl 2


Here is a run down of Day 2!

Breakfast: raisins, water

Thoughts/Feelings/Observations: I’m getting sick of raisins but I haven’t been to the store yet so that’s all I had. I was pretty gassy this morning but I know it could take weeks and even months before I get all of the yuckiness out of my system (especially after eating spaghetti smothered in cheese last night).

Lunch: Spinach salad with raw carrots, broccoli, and onions. Ken’s steakhouse “Golden Vidalia Onion” salad dressing. The dressing is Gluten free but I’m sure it’s not “Paleo.” For now, it’s all I really have and it is DELICIOUS!

Thoughts/Feelings/Observations: I felt really great after lunch but was getting pretty hungry by dinnertime.

Snack: MORE RAISINS. They aren’t the best option because they are full of sugar, but they were all I had.

Dinner: A few Sushi (California Rolls) which I knew were NOT Paleo because of the rice. Three spring rolls with crab, carrots, and lettuce wrapped in rice paper. This is probably not 100% Paelo, but once again, I was on the go and this was a quick buy at the grocery store that we could eat on the way to our movie date. We stopped for appetizers after the movie and got some to-die-for deviled eggs topped with crab meat and chicken wings from Capital Ale House. I’m sure it wasn’t “totally Paleo” but it was definitely better than nachos or french fries. I tried a Gluten free beer which I soon realized was still not Paleo…or any good! Hubby drank it for me and I got a delicious glass of Virginia Cabernet Franc. The debate is out on alcohol–most people who follow Paleo say NO alcohol, but others say a glass or red wine or clear liquor drink here and there is okay. I don’t plan on giving up wine anytime soon!

Thoughts/Feelings/Observations: I finally made it to the grocery store to be better prepared for this diet! See a synopsis of what I got below. I felt pretty good after the sushi and spring rolls. I was barely tempted to get movie theater popcorn or soda (probably because we were in a hurry and because of the outrageous prices). I felt a little bit gassy after leaving the Ale House which could have been from that crazy Gluten Free beer…

New Planet Gluten Free Beer

Grocery List:

-Organic Free Range Chicken breasts and tenderloins, wild cod, ground fresh turkey burger patties. (We already have plenty of local beef in our freezer).

-Lots of frozen and fresh fruits and veggies, like Kale, avocado, carrots, celery, broccoli, bananas, grapes apples, and more.

-Walnuts, almonds and craisins to make a “trail mix” snack. I realized afterward that sweetened craisins have too much sugar and are not Paleo…no wonder I love them so much!

-Fresh, organic Eggs

-Pickles, olives, lemon juice, dijon mustard–all condiments which are Paleo friendly!

This diet actually simplified my grocery trip because I basically stayed out of the middle aisles (where all the “fillers” are like, chips, snacks, etc.)

“Feel Goods” of the Day: Feeling good is the whole point of this journey, so these are the things I’m doing daily to help me achieve this goal on the inside and out. 

-I got new glasses yesterday and I think I like them…at least more than the ones from college that I’ve been wearing! And the best part, I can actually see out of them!

new Fossil glasses

-Having a “Date Night” with the hubby. We went to the movies and saw Silver Linings Playbook, which was one of the best movies we’d both seen in a very long time. It was very funny, very real, kind of weird, and really sweet–definitely my kind of movie! It was so great for the two of us to get out and enjoy some time together, and we are very grateful for our babysitter who came at the last minute!

Thanks again for all of the encouragement…keeping up with everything on the blog has really made me feel more accountable!


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2 thoughts on “Paleo Diet, Day 2: Gluten Free Beer is No Good for this Girl

  • Mel

    This sounds like a great day. I’m with you on never giving up my wine….but we have a local brewery, Epic Brewing Company, that makes a gluten free beer that I DO like and even though alcohol is a no, I feel like it’s better than some other options…..honestly I’ll drink what I want when I’m in the mood with little guilt over it. 🙂

    • phalterman Post author

      Haha, me too! I’ll have to keep trying the gluten free beers to see how they go. I’ve been enjoying lots of red wine, though, and it hasn’t seemed to bother me at all!