From May 11 – June 10, I’m doing a paleo challenge with Gina. I decided to journal this as something to look back on and also for others to follow along and to use as reference in case they want to take on this challenge in the future. I’ll link to recipes (either mine that I developed on this journey or other people’s) when applicable, but I don’t usually cook from recipes for myself so if you leave a comment asking for the recipe for something, there is none unless otherwise noted. My purpose of doing this isn’t to lose weight. It’s changing up my eating habits to see how it works for my body. I’m not a health professional so I cannot offer you any advice. There are numerous resources out there for paleo. Do your research before committing.
Follow along with our Instagram posts #RTTKTFTpaleochallenge for more ideas on what we’re shopping for, eating, and more!
May 28: Day 18
Breakfast: two cashew coconut pancakes, two fried eggs, three turkey sausage links, cup of black coffee with a splash of cashew milk (yup, i was starving this morning, haha)
Lunch: Power Supply shepherd’s pie w/garlic roasted broccoli – the crust was made of cauliflower! this wasn’t my favorite of the three i’ve had so far, to be honest. #notsponsored
Dinner: omg totally made this on a whim and i LOVE it. going to blog it soon :) loaded sweet potatoes with shredded zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and spices
Snacks: banana, almond butter, dates
Exercise: 40 minute walk
Thoughts: i’m still shocked i’m going strong with this diet. it’s making me starting to realize that you can do anything that you make a routine. you know how they say it takes X amount of days or weeks to make something a routine or something a habit? well, now i can see why this is a 30-day challenge. on the 18th day (today), i feel like this is a natural lifestyle. i don’t feel like this is work anymore. i also think that Power Supply is helping me with the stress of lunches/leftovers so i’m thankful I found them. but i’m also really happy that i’m adopting this lifestyle so easily. i don’t crave carbs or sweets unless it’s in front of me and i think that’s awesome. if i don’t see it or am around it, i could really care less. that kinda goes to show cravings are just because you’re tempted. so why not get rid of the temptations? like cleaning out your kitchen or not going to a donut shop to get coffee, etc.