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MaggieB's Journey Toward Paleo
« on: December 30, 2013, 07:00:08 AM »
Day 1 of food journaling...

MEAL ONE
2 eggs, in olive oil
V-8
2 Cups coffee, each with 1T unrefined coconut oil in it
Vitamins: D-3, Omega 3, B-Complex
8 oz water

Ok, maybe not the strongest start, but certainly an improvement on the 2 enormous Cups of sugar-cream laden coffee and then Captain Crunch at noon that I had yesterday.  :o
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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »
Looks good to me so far!


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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 07:54:18 PM »
thanks Warren.

MEAL TWO
grilled chicken
baked sweet potato with ghee
grapes

MEAL THREE
grassfed paleo friendly chili
over salad greens
almond milk/blueberries/hemp powder smoothie

ugh. hanging in there but the cravings are strong.

getting ready to have some valerian tea for bedtime... & to call it a day!

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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »
oh yeah,,, and about 80 oz more water =)

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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 09:18:55 AM »
Water is good.

Sweet potatoes, being tubers, aren't really paleo, and also being starchy it will promote cravings.  To cut back on the cravings, I'd try to find a way to replace more of the carbohydrates - sweet potatoes, grapes, etc. - with fats.  Maybe a salad with plenty of fat of some kind - olive oil if you are using it, for example?


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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 11:29:43 AM »
Ack! From everything I've read, sweet potatoes are fine for Paleo, though in moderation, and it's the white tubes that should be avoided.  Interesting.  Well, for the moment I'm holding onto them --lol!  Though you may be right that they (and the grapes!) probably don't help much with cravings.

Here's day two of journaling so far:

MEAL ONE
2 eggs, bacon, 1/2 an avocado
V-8
Green tea with unsweetened almond milk

MEAL TWO
chicken salad (homemade paleo mayo) with grapes, over large salad
Sm red pepper

Plenty of water

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Re: MaggieB's Food Journal
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 09:57:52 PM »
Looks good, especially breakfast.

From an evolutionary perspective, there's no reason to differentiate between sweet potatoes and white potatoes - they're both tubers that are starchy agricultural crops, they were both domesticated in the new world at about the same time, etc.  Neither would have been available to paleolithic man.

Some people consider sweet potatoes to be primal and white potatoes not due to differences in glycemic index and such.

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Re: MaggieB's Journey Toward Paleo
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 06:20:51 PM »
Ahh, that makes sense warren, good info.  What a journey this is.  I'm working toward paleo, but it's gonna have to be about progress... Feet pointed in the right direction...

MEAL THREE (yesterday)
Steak
Broccoli
Potato (yeah, I know  ;))

Also took vitamins & had lots of water yesterday.


TODAY

MEAL ONE
paleo chili
1/2 avocado
Over lg portion of spinach leaves

Vitamins, water, v8

"MEAL" TWO
Smoothie: tons of Spinach, Blueberries, Fz peaches, A few cherries, almond milk, hemp powder


MEAL THREE
Steak
Apple w cashew butter

Valerian tea
Magnesium
(I take 500 mg magnesium each night)