Okay, I promise this will not turn into a paleo blog! OR a food blog, or an “HLB”, whatever that means anymore. But I had requests for this post, so here it goes: pictures snapped of yesterday’s meals.
For reference, I did not run yesterday. I am still doing partial breastfeeding (2 feedings/day and one pump midday). I only took like 6,000 steps 🙂 , which I know because I finally set up the replacement fitbit that was sent.
BREAKFAST: 7:00 am – eggs scrambled in butter, apple with cinnamon, spoonful of sun butter
SNACK: 10 am – unpictured handful of cashews
LUNCH: 12:30 pm – leftover salmon, sweet potatoes, and green beans
SNACK: 4 pm – LARABAR and some bone ages.
: 8 pm – Indian-spiced turkey burger (from Practical Paleo
, though link to the simple recipe can be found in this blog post
. NO cilantro was used in this case though since I am a hater), salad with olive-oil based vinaigrette + pine nuts, few leftover sweet potato chunks. Oh, and a half-glass of white wine which is probably not officially paleo but I’ve decided that it is for me.
SNACK: 9 pm – before-bed treat:
I’ll try to do this every couple of weeks while I continue to adjust to the new eating style. There is nothing ‘perfect’ about it, and paleo die-hards would probably shudder at my “processed” LARABAR and white wine. However, this style is a) mostly recognizable whole foods b) reasonably convenient c) tasty and most importantly d) seeming to work for me right now better than a conventionally healthy diet that contained wheat/dairy/etc and was likely higher in carbohydrates.
Except for the running slower thing. Going now and really hoping for some muscle adaptation . . .
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You are probably running slower because you don’t have much glycogen in your liver because you’ve started losing weight. It will probably get better once you stabilize, but if not, you could add back some carbs and it probably would be fine.
I think you should be okay with the larabar, if I am not mistaken it is considered clean even for whole30! Have you tried the white/Japanese sweet potato, the taste is similar to sweet potato but when cut it looks just like regular white potato. It was one of my whole30 food finds.
Long time reader, finally commenting! Anyway, thanks for sharing. I have done a Whole30 and also experimented with counting calories (not at the same time, obviously) over the last couple of years, and I get a little bit caught up in trying to "perfect" both of them. Ultimately they’ve lead to crashing and burning since I’m miserable unless I’ve followed it all to a T.
Right now I’m trying to find a good balance. I’m getting back into running (still my favorite form of activity) and trying to eat all things in moderation. I realized that eating paleo-ish means I have way less processed food in the house, less empty bread calories, etc., so that helps in and of itself.
(Also, Priyanka is right – Larabars are considered clean for Whole30, and white potatoes are no longer blacklisted either.)
Anyway, this is kind of a rambly post but I’m looking forward to hearing more about your thoughts on paleo, especially moving forward. It’s rare to hear an actual medical professional’s take on going paleo (at least in my experience).
This might be why so many paleo people hate cardio esp running.
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