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    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.


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    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.


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    Day 3


    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.


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    Day 4


    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.


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    Day 5


    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


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    Day 6


    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.


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    Day 6


    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!


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    Day 8


    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


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    Day 9


    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.


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    Day 10


    Wow 10 days already!


    B - Almonds and banana

    L - 2 pieces of chicken

    D - SoG pizza

    S - Almonds, cabanossi stick


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