Paleo Days 1-5

First off, I am not going to spend my entire 30 days documenting and boring you on how we are doing on Paleo.  However, I did want to give you and update on the first 5 days and some insight.  Well, IT SUCKS!!! It’s definitely more difficult than I thought it would be for a couple of reasons.  First, I am pretty sick of eating eggs at this point for breakfast. There’s only so much you can do with eggs and I feel like we’ve done them all.  If we were actually following the true meal plan for 3o days it says to eat leftover Salmon for breakfast one morning, well that’s not happening, so we are eating eggs. I am honestly not sure I can follow through with this for the next 25 days and eating damn eggs.  I am actually doing well with lunch and dinner and don’t feel the need for bread, dairy, grains, or sugar,  but breakfast is getting hard. So, it just might be that I go back to my normal smoothie or toast for breakfast and still follow the Paleo rules for lunch and dinner. I’ll keep you posted on what I decide.

Second, everything it says in the book about being grumpy really does happen.  There’s a certain point in the middle of the day around 2 pm that I want to punch someone in the face. This is normally the time I am having an iced coffee with cream and sugar and all that good stuff so that’s probably why I am tense at this time.  We are only 5 days into this but it’s already amazing to me how much of an effect not having grains, dairy, and sugar has on you. I definitely wouldn’t be able to eat like this for the rest of my life because it’s A LOT of meat and it’s not cheap either.  But, we are moving full steam ahead.  So, I’ll keep you posted.  Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been eating.  Basically, breakfast is scrambled eggs,  ham(we ate sausage one morning and it was so greasy and heavy that I can’t do it again), avocado, peppers and hot sauce. Putting hot sauce on everything actually helps some what.  Lunch a few days we’ve done lettuce wrap hamburgers and last night was crock pot pork loin with zucchini.

Oh, one other complaint is my coffee.  I love my coconut milk creamer but I can’t use it so I am learning to drink my coffee black. It’s a process.

 

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  • First of all, it was fabulous to see you at GBSxKSNY! You looked so lovely and fashionable as always! 🙂 I love that you are trying this challenge, as I have been thinking about it for quite awhile. In case you were wondering, I audibly laughed as I read “There’s a certain point in the middle of the day around 2 pm that I want to punch someone in the face.” haha!

  • Always good to see you Meg!!! This challenge isn’t easy and I am not doing it perfectly but the best I can! It’s a tricky one! Good for you for thinking about doing it, that’s the first step. Haha, today was actually the first day I was calm this afternoon.