Day 5

Bonjour awesome people!

So another day another accomplishment! We had guests round for coffee in the afternoon and there was cakes, trifles and sweets surrounding me, but I persevered and I’m proud! I also managed to fit a Spinning class in between studying and entertaining so overall today was paleoperfect!

Breakfast:
1 boiled egg, a strip of bacon (Bacon is good for me!) fried in its own fat and half a sweet yellow pepper.  The fact that I can have bacon for breakfast and not feel like I’m sabotaging myself is one of the beauties of paleo. I was so happy, I even made the food smile back at me 🙂

Lunch:
Grilled pork chops and a huuuuge garden salad with avocado.  All of this was seasoned heavily with an array of herbs including turmeric, because if you read my previous post, reposted from the beautiful Kellie  (food to glow) “a daily dose of turmeric is a jolly good idea!”

Dinner:
As previously mentioned, watermelon is basically a national pride for us Cypriots (seriously, it’s heaven) so at the coffee I basically scoffed my face with endless amounts of watermelon and honeydew melon.  I know I’m not supposed to go made with the fruit while on paleo, but I can’t help myself! It’s too good!

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Anyway, so hope you’re all having a nice day! Until tomorrow!

Day 4

Another day, another victory!

I’m getting more used to the food and the lack of sugary treats and already I’ve noticed a huge change in myself! My skin is clearer, my pores less clogged and (although I know I shouldn’t have) I weighed myself this morning and within 4 days I have already lost 3kg! How crazy is that?! I know it’s all mostly water weight that was causing the bloating, but I think it’s a huge achievement and now I’ve already lost just under half the weight I was hoping to!

Breakfast:
Just your standard 2 boiled eggs with half a red pepper

Lunch:
Roast chicken breast, roasted sweet potatoes (they are AMAZING) and a simple salad with avocado

Dinner:
I made a chicken salad from what was left over at lunch and also snuck in a couple sweet potatoes too.  I am seriously loving this lifestyle change, the food is so tasty and filling.

Snack:
In Cyprus, watermelon is almost considered a synonym to summer.  You eat it morning, day and night because (prod patriot alert) we have the best watermelons.  So today to officially start the summer I cut up a watermelon and while I’ve only pictured what I was supposed to eat, it was so good that I kept going back and ended up eating almost half a whole melon! But that’s the great thing about paleo! I was allowed to and I felt no guilt over doing it.

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So until tomorrow, be safe my paleo friends!

The Start is Always Daunting

Hey lovely people!

So following a mid-examination period stress-related breakdown, I’ve decided I need to treat my body properly, filling it only with real, good food and appreciating it the way I should.  The Whole30 challenge, or the caveman diet, is a way for me to say thank you to my body for all the stress I put it under and also (hopefully) to lose the few pounds I’ve put on through stress eating and get the body I’ve always wanted!

In order to create a sense of accountability and to trap myself into completing the challenge properly, I’m going to be sharing my journey with you, updating you on my daily meals, workouts and Paleo recipes and tracking the changes I see in my body.  It is therefore, regretfully, my duty to post my before photo (note the sad face) and hopefully at the end of the journey, there will be a jaw dropping after photo (with a happy face!)

I’d like for this page to be a beacon of positivity and happiness, hopefully with you commenting your tips and sharing your own pages for me to check in on! Here’s to a wonderful 30 days!

Day 1: 63kg and quite obviously bloated and sad
Day 1: 63kg and quite obviously bloated and sad