I’ve completed another day in the Whole 30 challenge, and that means I am one fifth of the way in! I understand I don’t post complex recipes or foods that are a paleo recreation of normal foods, and that is simply because the lifestyle stresses eating as simply and with as little production as possible. So, if you’re planning on taking the challenge on, or if you are already doing it, I strongly recommend you don’t try to recreate the bad foods (e.g. Caramel Macchiatos, chocolate cake etc.) that got you into this state to begin with!
Breakfast: I one again stuffed myself to the brim with watermelon and I’m beggining to think this is affecting the results, because their so full of fructose. Even though these sugars are completely natural, I still think I should only be eating them in moderation so in the next few days I’m planning on cutting down my fruit intake a bit.
Lunch: Lunch was absolutely delicious: Grilled fillet steak, boiled vegetables and (of course) sweet potatoes.
Dinner: I had a really busy day and wasn’t in the mood to make a huge dinner, so I simply had 2 boiled eggs with some carrots and cucumber.
I also had time to practice yoga yesterday with my yoga buddy and we ended up taking some cool photos aside from working out! Headstand anyone?
So today was a whirlwind and I’m finally able to sit down at 12:54 am.
My day has been hectic and tiring but absolutely wonderful because I pushed beyond my comfort zone and tried something new: SUP yoga! This is yoga that is performed on a paddle board in the depths of the sea and, I must say, it was an invigorating experience! It also burns between 500-700 calories an hour so that was my exercise for the day!
I was on the go at 6am so I only managed to take with me a banana and a handful of cashews along with my heavenly iced coffee (Thanking my lucky stars that coffee is allowed on paleo!)
For lunch I met with my parents at a restaurant and thankfully managed to eat all paleo! We shared a meat platter, grilled vegetables and I also had some Sashimi salad (without the dressing)
My lack of sleep led me to snack avidly after lunch, so after a multitude of nuts and dried fruit, I wasn’t hungry enough to make dinner. I also went to a friend’s birthday tonight and (defying all odds) was able to completely avoid inhaling all the pizza and brownies (Score!)
And that concludes day 3! I must say, I did fancy a bit of cake tonight, but exercising my discipline is also a goal that paleo is helping me work towards, so I’m really proud that I was able to stay in control.
The day has got away from me. I am still cooking for a class this evening (it is 4.18 pm) but I really, really wanted to give something to you today. For the first time ever I am pretty much re-posting one of my top posts; one that many of you will not have seen.
I don’t have much truck with the idea of super foods, as for nearly anything you can name context is so important and the term super food as typically used gives a false sense of importance in the diet. But, I will stick my neck out a bit and tentatively declare a daily ‘dose’ of turmeric to be a jolly good idea. Read the following and you will see why, and just how to get it into your life in the easiest way possible. Just a warning though: I know many people who have…
So day two is done and done! I must say, today I feel amazing!
No sugar withdrawal symptoms or anything just energy and happiness (Om Shanti)
Breakfast: Two boiled eggs, half a carrot, a cucumber and leftover tuna salad
Lunch: Salmon, roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and a small garden salad
Dinner: Carrots, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes in an avocado dip.
*I’m a huge snacker so after lunch I munched on some nuts and sultanas and so by dinner I’m never too hungry. The platter was shared with my best friend 🙂
Snacks: Strawberries and a handful of cashews and sultanas (not pictured)
All the foods were smothered in cayenne pepper, which I love love love, adding that extra zing!
I also went to the gym for some HIIT in the form of GRIT and felt awesome for the rest of the day. The my yoga buddy came before dinner and we spent an hour contorting our bodies into pretzels before enjoying our paleoliscious lunch. All in all I’m feeling only positive vibes, if the rest of the journey continues as so, it will be a breeze.