Primal Challenge Journal (Nycaise)
I've already finished one day with eating primal food thanks to the time difference. I found myself craving sugar but not as bad as I thought, and by using the advice that Mark as given in the past (like having some water) I was able to beat them back. Today I have my first major challenge, looking after a friends 12 yr old, who I'm sure is going to turn up with candy! But I already have some healthy snacks prepared for me to help me resist.
Have now survived the second day, the eating was a bit disjointed as me and 12 yr old watched all three Lord of the Rings movies so there was lots of grabbing a bite to eat between discs. My sugar cravings not so bad again, and was helped by the fact no candy turned up. One thing I will have to work on is more veges in my diet, today was a bit light.
Definitely a grazing day, didn't feel hungry for a lot of food at any one time before dinner.
B - 2 sausages cup of green tea
L - grazed on nuts and one boiled egg
D - Chicken salad and a banana
One thing that has surprised me is that I seem to be coping without the sugar and without flavoured drinks. Before starting the challenge I drank very little pure water, it always had to be cordial or soda. But now I have one glass of green tea when I get up and nothing but water for the rest of the day.
More grazing today.
B - 1 sausage
L - nuts, mandarin
S - a SoG primal bar http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/01/recipe-sog-bars/ (although I couldn't find the powdered eggs, so added a tablespoon of honey and some extra almond flour)
D - Chilli made with some pinto beans, bit of a cheat there 80/20 right?
Sugar cravings finally seemed to have hit this afternoon but was able to resist, probably because I had the extra carbs from the beans in dinner.
B - SoG bar (they really are very filling)
L - leftover chilli
D - Primal pizza http://www.marksdailyapple.com/son-o...-pizza-recipe/ also very filling
S - handful of brazil nuts
Was a lovely sunny day today (for winter) so spent as much time as possible outside basking in the sunshine
B - SoG bar and banana
L - some nuts, mandarin two squares of dark choc
D - Primal pizza leftover from yesterday
Went for a 3hr hike, really enjoyed it and was another glorious sunny day. Normally while I'm hiking I end up ravenous, but I just wasn't that hungry when we stopped for lunch. Was good training as me and a bunch of friends are going for an overnight hike next weekend.
B - SoG Bar (the recipe makes so many!)
L - Pumpkin, Pear and spinach salad http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-great-pumpkin/
D - Sausages with leftover pumpkin salad from lunch
S - a few almonds and a couple of dates.
I had a real craving for fresh baked bread this afternoon, good thing we don't actually have any bread in the house at the moment!
I have survived my first week primal eating. And I lost 2kgs (4.4lbs) to boot.
B - Mandarin and couple of brazil nuts and almonds
L - Borscht soup with dollop of sour cream
D - Chicken and kumara (NZ sweet potato) curry on a bed of cauliflower "rice"
S - Handful of almonds, and am contemplating a banana
B - SoG bar
L - Borscht soup with sour cream
D - Fajitas without the tortilla wrap
S - Handful of almonds, couple of pieces of biltong
Been worrying a bit about the fruit thing, berries aren't in season at the moment here, so are horrendously expensive and tasteless. I bought bananas and mandarins but think they might not have been the best choice, so tomorrow am going to raid the market to see what else is out there.
Wow 10 days already!
B - Almonds and banana
L - 2 pieces of chicken
D - SoG pizza
S - Almonds, cabanossi stick