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Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« on: August 04, 2012, 01:23:23 PM »
I tend to eat small meals/snacks several times during the day and one big meal in the evenings. I don't know how paleo that is, but it's what works for my body.

I'm trying to track my meals to keep myself in line with my goals. I'm not 100% yet, but I'm tying to limit my cheating.

Feedback is always appreciated.


Breakfast/Lunch--
80/20 ground beef and mushrooms cooked in tomato sauce with Italian spices

Snacks--
Pineapple/Lychee/Coconut pudding
Almonds
Dried Mangoes

Dinner--
Grilled tri-tip wrapped in bacon
Roasted veggies with bacon grease (cauliflower, asparagus, brussel sprouts)

Cheater--
coffee with a little whole milk
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 01:27:26 PM by AgentofChaos »

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
Breakfast-
Cold tri-tip
2 slices bacon

Lunch-
chicken breast
pico de gallo
guacamole

Snack-
pineapple/lychee/coconut pudding


Dinner-
Spicy zucchini tomato soup


Cheater-
coffee with a little whole milk
a little bit of sour cream


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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 08:04:29 AM »
That last evening meal can't have been big, chaotic agent.  How much soup was it?

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 08:44:17 AM »
It's basically a bowl of sausage, zucchini, and tomatoes cooked into much. Incredibly filling.

(I finally found a sausage with no fillers!)

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 02:28:48 PM »
Ah, didn't realise there was sausage in there!

Cheers, hope it was delish.

:)


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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 07:10:57 PM »
Dairy will be my downfall!

Breakfast:
small glass whole milk

Lunch:
Fruit salad with seasonal fruits
Cold grilled London Broil

Snack:
Almonds
Orange Juice

Dinner:
Cold grilled London Broil
Green Veggies and a little bit raw sheep's milk cheese tossed in vinaigrette (pickle juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, balsamic vinegar)

Desert:
Lemon sorbet

Cheater-
Coffee with a little whole milk.

Offline The Noble Savage

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 05:41:44 AM »
I find unsweetened almond milk goes pretty well in coffee.

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 04:49:50 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try to find some at the store this week.


Breakfast/Lunch:
Pan seared pork chop with mushrooms and gravy

Snacks:
Deviled eggs (a little mayo, dijon mustard, a little pickle juice, cayenne)
Orange juice

Dinner:
Baked salmon with garlic
Fruit salad (mango, grapes, apples, hami melon)

Desert:
Pineapple coconut pudding


As always:
Coffee with whole milk

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 09:09:32 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try to find some at the store this week.


Breakfast/Lunch:
Pan seared pork chop with mushrooms and gravy

 Is that gravy you made yourself sans flour, or did you eat out? Because I'm not sure if you're aware or not, but if you eat out the gravy will most certainly contain wheat flour (as well as most "sauces"). I have been really disappointed trying to eat out to find that what seems like a great meat meal that is going to be pretty close to Paleo is spoiled by being cooked in a sauce or gravy that's totally not acceptable. If you made it yourself, what did you use?

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 11:22:00 AM »
Homemade. But it was more juice than gravy, truthfully.

 I made it with a little butter (still working on eliminating dairy), the pan drippings, and a little beef broth plus the mushroom juice. I didn't bother thickening it, just served the whole thing in a bowl, so I could let the pork soak in juice, really get all the  mushroom flavor.

Though, next time I do it, I'm going to try to use some ground dried shitake mushrooms or a bit of almond flour as a thickening agent, and see how it turns out.

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 07:53:00 PM »
Today was only moderately successful.

I ate at random times today, not set in meals

--sausage/onion soup (Not very nutritional, but satisfies my carb cravings. Has dairy in it.)

--Green beans with sirracha (I can't give up green beans. I've tried. They're my ONE bean I've kept in my diet.)

--Fruit salad

--Orange juice

--almonds

--apples

--hami mellon


All together a pretty much failure paleo day, though I feel like I didn't give in to processed foods at least. This is why I'm keeping the food log...honesty.

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 04:21:20 PM »
I started a new medication that makes it incredibly difficult for me to eat, because it almost completely suppresses my appetite. I'm working very hard to still eat well, and eat enough, but I'm not doing so awesome.

Breakfast/Lunch
coffee with whole milk

Snack:
Hami melon
Apples
Grapes


Dinner:
Chicken in chili verde sauce (sour cream, green chilis, jalapenos) with avocado salsa

2 glasses white wine.

Here's to a better tomorrow!

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2012, 02:47:19 PM »
Not a good Paleo day, but a VERY good local/organic/sustainable day, so I'm proud of that.

Breakfast:
Eggs Benedict with all organic, local ingredients including Omega-3 eggs and house-baked English Muffins
Roast heirloom tomatoes

Lunch:
Local, grass fed tritip rubbed with garlic herb rub and roasted (Made a big one yesterday, and am cutting off peices for quick easy meals)
Brussel sprouts

Dinner:
Lemon-lentil soup, all organic, including organic chicken stock
Green beans, local and organic

Coffee with almond milk


More than I usually eat in a day, but the portions were small, and it's the weekend, when I tend to have time to make a little more.

The verdict? Well, not super Paleo, but pretty darn good for me in terms of mindful eating. AND I switched to almond milk, which is delicious!

@Noble Savage- thanks for the recommendation. Excellent.

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 10:17:13 AM »
So I've been on vacation the past week, which means I haven't journaled. That said, though, I've done very, very, very well for me.

I've stuck to this basic formula
Breakfast:
Some kind of meat
Some kind of fruit

Lunch:
Some kind of meat
Some kind of veggie
Some kind of fruit

Dinner:
Some kind of meat
Some kind of veggie

Snacks:
beef jerky
dried fruit
nuts

I know beef jerky kind of sucks as a snack, but it gives me a serious energy boost when I need one. I'm hoping to get a food dehydrator soon to start making my own.

I DO remember my cheats over the past week. This is a FULL week though, so it's not as terrible as it looks
2 cupcakes
grilled cheese sandwich
2 tortillas for fajitas
a little bit of queso fresco
a little bit of sour cream
2 glasses wine
1 beer

Still higher on dairy than I'd like, but I'm down to cheese/sour cream maybe once a week, no milk in coffee.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2012, 10:18:59 AM by AgentofChaos »

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Re: Food Journal- Keeping Myself Honest
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2012, 06:07:09 PM »
Coconut milk is also worth a try in your coffee.  I used to put sugar and creamer, but switched to coconut milk after the whole30 and haven't or don't plan on switching back.