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Offline Smilesbetter

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Here goes...
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:20:54 PM »
So I had done paleo before but made the mistake of heavily relying on almond flour and making paleo versions of food I missed. All the extra nut content wasn't too kind to me and I eventually gave up as cooking stuff took way longer. So this is my second attempt, my man isn't so keen so that could make it kinda hard but here goes!

Today was my first day and it's not been 100% paleo, by mistake and by chocolate addiction (it was 90% though and tasted nothing like Dairy Milk chocolate, bleh) but instead of going "ach well I'll start again tomorrow and stuffing my face with actual Dairy Milk chocolate (I'm suffering cravings here), I kept trying. This food diary thing might help so here goes.

So my food today...

Breakfast: two boiled eggs & half a grapefruit

Snack: raw carrot (I had been feeling a sugar craving after lunch so after much deliberation shoved a carrot in my mouth, worth it, mmm)

Lunch: I've just realised I skipped lunch.

Snack: one piece of 90% chocolate, whoops, the other 10% included sugar. It tasted disgusting so lesson learned. Also had an entire bag of "student fodder" haha which is mixed unsalted nuts. I had almost finished the bag when I realised there were peanuts in this one, double whoops.

Tea: chicken hearts roasted on skewers after being soaked in a marinade of grated garlic, ginger, nutmeg, salt, pepper, lemon juice,motive oil, baharat (pepper, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, chilli & cloves powder spice mixture) & tomato purée. Rocket, bell pepper & tomato salad, roasted vine tomatoes and some roasted pumpkin.

The chicken hearts were great, not sure tea was entirely paleo but it's a start I suppose and I'm learning all the time!


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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Here goes...
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 10:03:36 PM »
Good on you to use a food journal.  It's especially useful to note cheats and mistakes, so you can keep track of them and cut down on them.


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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 01:15:45 AM »
Thanks! Yeah I thought it would make me think about what's in my food more if I'm writing it down here too whereas before I'd just kind of pretend there was nothing bad in my food haha.


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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 12:05:03 AM »
Will post up what I've eaten later (my dog ate my internet the day before yesterday hence no post haha). This morning I have awoken hungry, tired and with major chocolate cravings. Hopefully having grapefruit will help. Haven't prepared anything for lunch/tea to bring to work and I have an 8 and a half hour shift which I find exhausting enough as it is, eeek. Would love a bar of chocolate right now.


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Re: Here goes...
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 01:06:06 PM »
Chicken hearts? Seriously?   
Have you tried whole 30?  That would kick out your sugar/chocolate addiction...but its hard....really hard. Then you go paleo after the thirty day detox and you then will appreciate the good flavor of the 90% cacao bar.   I do 85% cacao once and awhile but I'm over my sugar addiction....It takes weeks to boot it but only a day or two to get it back.


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Re: Here goes...
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 03:26:41 PM »
Chicken hearts are good but im guessing you are undereating. Stock up in protein and fat in breakfast and see if your midday cravings drops. Also you need up to 72 hours before you will reduce carb cravings so hang in these. How active or sedentary life do you have? What is your goal with this diet change?


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 05:38:44 AM »
Hello! Sorry for the late reply, I went relatively off track over Christmas heh... I hardly eat great still though but I went on holiday to my home country and let's just say I had desperately missed the deep fried everything.

I've actually noticed I've lost a bit of weight recently though and seem to be toning up a bit, I guess because I cycle every day to and from work (not a huge journey, but about an hour a day, plus I stand all day at work). I mostly have salads for lunch, with no dressing or bread or any of that rubbish, for breakfast I usually have some sort of omelette or other egg based thing, cooked in coconut oil, with a salad. That's if I have breakfast at all, I don't usually eat till 11:30 or 12 and then after that have another small meal between that and tea. So it's still three meals a day, but I only eat when I'm hungry.

So I kind of accidentally eat mostly paleo now, as I have completely gone off bread, pasta, rice and milk, and since my man bought us a "raklette" (german tabletop grill) set, we've started having a lot of tapas style meals and I have to say the majority of what I eat during those meals is completely paleo, and it's taught me that meals don't always have to be "meat, salad AND pasta/potatoes".

However my main issue is still the sugar cravings! I'm mostly on top of it now, except when I leave it too long to eat, for example if I begin to get hungry again at work as I didn't bring a big enough salad (I eat HUGE salads), then I often crumble and buy something like sweets or chocolate or even something from a bakery (I'm in Germany, they're everywhere!!) on the way home and man I can't deny it, they taste amazing. I'm working on it though, I just need to bring bigger salads to work and maybe a few bits of fruit (which I haven't had in ages) as something quick and easy to grab.

@indy452 what's wrong with chicken hearts? They are really nice. My two cats and my dog all eat raw so we have to buy looooads of chicken hearts (a favourite of all three animals), and after going to a paleo restaurant and trying them there and realising how good they were, it seemed ridiculous to not take some for ourselves next time we bought them in for the pets haha.


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Re: Here goes...
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 01:28:34 PM »
You might want to include some meat and fat in your salads if you don't already.