Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Paleo eating for dummies



I've got the hang of this thing now (ignore the cottage cheese, I know it's not Paleo, but I'm using it up....) and it's surprisingly easy. It's no more difficult than the way I usually eat, I just had to get my head around it.

I've been pleasantly surprised by my lack of hunger. I'd rate hunger levels as exactly the same as normal when shedding body fat - nothing to get excited about, just that "is it time to eat yet?" kind of thing I normally have going on shortly before a meal. I'm also craving-free so far. We'll see how long that lasts.

And four days in, there's no sign of the blood sugar crashes I've experienced before when reducing starch. Maybe I just didn't push the fruit and veg hard enough in the past? Whatever, it's interesting - I love food experiments. :p

Today went like this:

Breakfast - the usual oats & whey

Snack - My Paleo pancake

Lunch - Grilled chicken breast, roasted vegetable medley and steamed broccoli

Snack - Pina Colada pudding

Dinner - Cauliflower soup with parsley-almond pesto*, followed by grilled Atlantic salmon marinated in chilli, lemon and coriander with steamed green beans.


I'd better go. Gotta hunt me a beast for tomorrow's meals and gather some berries and leaves while I'm out. Thank goodness that only involves a trip to the supermarket. Although, come to think of it..... running through the forest with spears might actually be less harrowing.

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*The soup is really good. The recipe is here, if you're interested. The only thing I changed was the pesto. It was a bit too calorie-packed for my needs, so I used these quantities instead, which of course resulted in much smaller serves:

25g roasted almonds
10g parsley
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 comment:

Trixie said...

I like the new paleo food additions to your blog recipes! Keep them coming:)

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