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 12: Day 2
Notes: My breakfasts will likely be boring and all the same every week. I work a full-time job so it’s just easier for me to prep a large batch of the same thing and bring it every day with me to work. If I didn’t work or worked from home (like I do on Friday’s) then I could probably vary it more but this is what works for me and anything to help me stay on track is a good thing!
Breakfast: two egg cups, two clementines, one cup of cold-brew coffee w/unsweetened coconut milk (from the carton, not the canned ones)
Lunch: chicken roti salad with roasted vegetables, red cabbage and carrot slaw, tomato and cucumber salad
Dinner: chocolate chili again. Came home from cycling at 830 and didn’t sit down for dinner until 9 (I know, I know) so I didn’t bother doing any veggies. Just wanted to eat and go to bed! Ha
Snacks: avocado, apple with cashew butter
Pre-workout snack: two-minute paleo english muffins with cashew butter and thawed frozen berries
Drinks: H2O and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice
Exercise: 50-minute HIIT cycling class
Thoughts: still chugging along! I’m still really motivated about this and feeling good. I feel like I have more energy and I don’t feel bloated around my midsection. I’m also still full after every meal and I don’t have the urge to snack, which is good. I did have a slightly weak moment after dinner where I was craving something sweet. It’s habit where I always have dessert after dinner and I hope to kick it. Since I was craving something sweet, I grabbed grapefruit juice and poured myself half a glass to tame that sweet tooth!