February 28, 2011
Exercise: 45 minutes walk/jog
Breakfast: 2 whole eggs, two egg whites scrambled with spinach and mushrooms in coconut oil.
Lunch: Stir-fry of chicken breast and mixed veggies in coconut oil, topped with curry powder.
Dinner: Beef chili (ground beef, tomatoes, onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots, and spices) over a bed of broccoli and cauliflower.
Today I successfully went 100% primal. Woohoo!
I had a very hard time not panicking, though. I've grown so accustomed to weighing, measuring, and counting calories that I feel very unnerved not doing so. Don't get me wrong, it's very freeing, but in the back of my mind I keep thinking "I'm eating too much! I'm going to gain weight!" But all of my reading tells me that as long as I only eat when hungry and stop as soon as I'm full, I'll be just fine. I mean, non-dieters live like this, so obviously it does work. Just control portions and don't over-indulge. But letting go is still really freaking scary...especially when I know I'm opting for very high-calorie foods. It's taking a very conscious effort to not tally everything.
One thing I am noticing already is that I get satisfied on much less food, likely because of the high fat-content. I used to load up on rice to fill myself up, only to be hungry an hour later. Now I'm able to go much longer between meals without hunger pangs.
Since it's only day two, I haven't experienced any sort of cravings or withdrawals yet....but I hear those hit hard right around day four or five. Therefore, be on the lookout for insane posts on Wednesday or Thursday!