So, I’ve been doing the Paleo diet for a little over a week. I haven’t had time to do a full post every day and I’ve realized that keeping a food diary on a blog can be BORING (for myself and my readers), though keeping track of the foods I eat and the reactions I have to them helps a lot so I’ve been trying to take photos of most of my meals. I post my meal photos on Instagram and Tumblr for those who are interested in following my journey or looking for meal ideas. Taking pictures helps to keep me motivated and accountable to the diet that is ultimately making me feel A LOT better!
Here is a little summary of what I’ve been eating:
Breakfasts–Raisins, nuts, bananas, apples, bacon and eggs
Snacks–Mostly fruit or nuts. Lots of raisins, almonds, walnuts, grapes, blueberries, bananas and apples.
Lunches–Lots of lettuce wraps or salads with chicken or turkey (and sometimes bacon…yum!). I like to add avocado, tomatoes, onions, cilantro sea salt, pepper, lemon juice and lemon pepper to everything. Here is a yummy beet salad I got at a local restaurant. Beet salads will always remind me of my time in Germany, which I look back on fondly!
Dinners–I’ve done some baked lemon pepper chicken, tilapia and turkey with sides like kale, and broccoli. I also did turkey burgers with fresh guacamole and caramelized onions which was totally different for me! Here are some of my favorite recipes so far:
Drinks–Teas with lemon and sometimes half a stevia packet
Biggest Cravings–CHEESE, Pancakes and a super-buttery, brown roll from a local restaurant!
Overall feelings– I have felt pretty good most days with minimal cramps/gas issues. The only time I really have these issues is when I “cheat.” I haven’t had any gluten (that I’m aware of) since the spaghetti but the few bits of rice I had didn’t rare very well with my tummy! I’ve also ”cheated” twice with cheese and I did okay, but had some cramps and gas. Overall, this diet isn’t very hard because I know it works! When I follow it, I feel good. I’ve even noticed my anxiety to be a bit better and am finding myself a bit more patient and just overall HAPPY, which is awesome!
Feel Goods of the week–
-Getting Organized! We’ve been purging and reorganizing which feels great. I also got this amazing planner from Erin Condren which makes me super excited about keeping my life in order!
-My husband joining Facebook! He has held out for so long, but I’m really glad he finally bit the bullet. In a weird way I feel like it’s one more thing for us to “bond” over. Lame, I know.
-Our girls! They are quickly becoming the best of friends, which brings us so much joy.
Miss Hattie eating solids! I think she really likes sweet potatoes!