Well, I have a son at home who is into Tex-Mex, so he would probably kill me if I got rid of all that stuff.
Junk food has never been my problem and it was pretty much banished a long time ago, although I probably will have to give away some stuff.
Yes, I have read enough to know that rice is considered a neutral, so I wasn't too distressed about having it. There will be a few minor compromises for the first little while as I clear out things that are already open.
Anyway, here's my accountability session for today:
Breakfast: my normal black coffee, yogurt with slivered almonds and frozen blueberries. The yogurt was unfortunately low-fat and probably aspartame, but it's almost gone... LOL. I always hated the aspartame, but low-fat yogurt didn't come with "real" sugar, which is a lesser evil in my books. Tomorrow is shopping day and full-fat Greek yogurt is on the list. The cupboards have been awfully bare, as I just got back from a trip Stateside, which is why I waited until now to go primal. I figured it would be a lot to handle while visiting with a slew of old friends.
While I'm on the subject of sweeteners, are maple syrup and honey in very small amounts considered an indulgence or are they respectably primal? Or somewhere in between, as lesser evils?
Lunch was another couple of cabbage rolls, which I added a little sour cream to. I know, it sounds disgusting, but they were home-made cabbage rolls made with sour cabbage and very lean pork, so I was really craving calories. The sour cream was low-fat too, but at least it added something. That was followed by a tall cup of orange pekoe tea, black.
Supper was a tuna/apple/spinach walnut salad. Wee bit of cheating going on there too, as my home-made mayo contains canola oil. *sigh* And I thought that stuff was healthy... Next batch will be made with extra-virgin olive oil, which has always been my preference on salad anyway. Really, apart from the grains and legumes and a little canola oil, my habits were pretty close to primal anyway. A big salad meal has long been common here.
I will probably have some kind of herb tea this evening, again, a long-standing habit.
The only change for me today was not having any oatmeal in my breakfast (drat! Forgot to put in any ground flaxseed...) and not having a slice of bread or a roll with my salad, which I had been doing less often anyway.
Are dried fruits primal? I suppose it depends on what they've added to them. Still reading my way through the book and the archives here. There is so much stuff to absorb, it's going to take me while.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford