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Eating Paleo at the Pub
« on: May 14, 2008, 05:18:52 AM »
So this week I'm trying to phase out grains in preparation for level 1 entry into a new lifestyle next week.  I "started" Tuesday. 

I'm doing some form of grains in a meal because even though they have been harming my body, it's what it's used to in a sense, and with a big tournament this weekend, I don't want to change my patterns to drastically. 

Tuesday:

Breakfast - apple, banana, strawberries, kiwi and water, coffee at work. 

Snacks - small amount of almonds, smoked salmon, banana

Lunch - sauteed mushrooms, lean pork with olive oil/garlic, steamed broccoli, banana

Dinner -  broiled skinless chicken breast in olive oil, with pepper/garlic.  Steamed broccoli.  Sadly, I couldn't let a small amount of leftover stovetop go to wasted so I ate 1/2 cup of that probably.   

Wednesday:

Breakfast: 2 slices wg toast plain, 3 scrambled omega 3 enriched eggs (no milk added), strawberries and water.  Unfortunately, a small leftover brownie as well.

Snack: apple/small handful of almonds

Lunch - chicken leftovers from tues, steamed broccolli, banana. 

Snack - tuna in water, another apple. 

Dinner - planning on more broiled chicken, and a large spinach salad with tomato, green peppers, onion and a small amount of balsamic vinegar.  Another banana. 

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 09:18:10 AM »
oh yeah eating a cup of carrots at lunch every day too...


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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 06:40:22 AM »
So, pulled a 180 last night and decided to grill because it's going to be cloudy and rain the next few days.  I made sirloin tips with peppers, onion, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms in a light olive oil marinade.

Unfortunately, I put them in a wrap and ate that along with a few chips.  Held off the dairy though, and had diet soda instead for dessert, which, although transitional, is better than dairy I guess but still not good.  A positive would be that I didn't nearly the grain quantity I would have before.  So, it's getting less but not there yet. 

Thursday:

Breakfast - black iced coffee, bowl sliced of fruit containing 1 banana, large apple, strawberries. 

Snack - oatmeal (open grain meal), handful of almonds. 

Lunch - chicken breast, steamed veggies w/olive oil, bag of organic baby carriots

Snack - another apple

Dinner - grilled turkey breast, spinach salad with tomatoes, peppers and a small amount of vinagrette that had been planned for last night, diet soda, apple. 

Water all day long of course.  I usually drink upwards of a gallon on practice days. 

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 06:42:18 AM »
Yeah add on a kiwi fruit with that lunch. 

Any feedback as to the balance of this thus far?  I'll be doing fish 3-4 times a week, lots of chicken, lean beef and turkey. 

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 04:58:25 AM »
Dinner last night amendment - due to being exhausted - i just cooked up a lean gluten free ham steak on toast with a monstrous pile of spinach, a little mustard and steamed veggies.  I drank way too much free iced coffee yesterday - all black though!


Friday:

Breakfast - 3 omega enriched eggs with peppers, black coffee, 2 wg slices of toast plain, Strawberries and an apple. 

Snack - apple, handful of almonds.

Lunch - I might cave here, we had no food in the house and I was at work, practice til 9, doing laundry for the tournament this weekend til 1.  So, I didn't get to cook my lean turkey breast.  I have large spinach salad with tomato and carrots, a small amount of olive oil/balsamic vinegar dressing, and tuna in water to throw on top.  I might pick up half a subway chicken sandwich as well. 

Snack - probably another apple

Dinner - who knows?  I'll be at the hotel for a big rugby tournament this weekend so I will try and be as good as possible but will not be very paleo oriented!  It's hard in that situation with the social pressure. 


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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008, 04:52:01 AM »
Well, I have no excuses or difficulty in describing the weekend as a success in terms of play (my team was runner up in our division and played well except for the last game and I got starting squad on all 3) but not so much in terms of diet. 

I won't list meal by meal but I did manage to control my beer to a few per night, avoid hard liquor and substitute steamed veggies for legumes, and limit fries/grains to a bagel for breakfast and the bread used on burgers for dinners with smaller sides of fries.  I ate plenty of apples and bananas inbetween games and even some almonds.  Did indulge in pizza however. 

But still, it was a bad weekend crowned off by getting home late sunday and just eating more junk and being too lazy to get to the store.  That will be happening tonight, and I'll just have to make do with a little oatmeal, steamed veggies and tuna, and some apples today.  My system can't take any more greased junk and I need to get back on the horse with some good, clean lean meat, fruits, nuts and vegetables to help me recover from this weekend and get back into shape for both weddings in 2 months (I'm walking my mother down the aisle in one and am a groomsmen in the other) and the softball/rugby fall season. 

Sounds like others are doing good and cheers to that. 

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 05:39:35 AM »
Breakfast:  gluten free lean canadian bacon wrapped in romaine lettuce, apple, kiwi fruit

snack - almonds, banana
 
lunch - steamed broccolli, carrots, peppers with a little garlic salt and pepper, lean turkey breast grilled in olive oil and peppers.  Carrots.

snack - apple

dinner - pork, spinach/tomato/pepper salad. Strawberries/frozen berries for dessert.

water all day as usual.

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 08:20:09 AM »
I think your menus all sound great.  A good mix of meat, veggies, and fruit.  Once you kick the grains for good you'll be golden.  :)

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Re: Eating Paleo at the Pub
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 05:39:18 PM »
I agree with Kallyn - your menu looks and sounds great.  I know what you mean about how hard it is to give up the grains.  I'm in the same boat with Celiac Disease - even if I avoid gluten, the other grains/carbs make me feel really bad, and yet, I eat them at some point.  I'm trying to do a slow transition.  Great job!   ;D