Primal Journal (erigby 27)
I've been living primal for about a month and a half (Started Jan. 1st) since I started the 30-day challenge. I was doing really well for the first 30 days, but I've started to let some cheats slip in here and there.
It's definitely challenging to stay primal while living in a college dorm, especially since I'm on a budget. I bring a lot of food from home (which means there's not a whole lot of variety) and then in the days before I'm heading home again I only buy really cheap food. I've found myself having a few jellybeans when someone has some, or having a spoonful of nutella (GASP). I knew there was a problem when I binged on chips and salsa with my roommate last night.
SO I decided the best way to keep myself eating clean is to keep a journal on here
LOSE WEIGHT. I think my %body fat is like 25% right now and I'd really like to bring it down.
Just be healthier in general- I need to be taking more vitamins (esp. vitamin D). As far as sleep I have actually been good since school started.
I dance at school several days a week (probably 8 hours a week). Dance is good because sometimes it's very laid back and sometimes it's very explosive. I probably walk about 25 blocks on each of the days I don't dance.
spoonful of Nutella
3 chicken livers
Dinner (haven't gotten home yet, but here's the plan):
As many chicken livers as I feel like (I'm poor so until I go home tomorrow I am surviving on chicken livers and eggs)
Half a sweet potato, probably fried in butter.
Can't wait to go home to do a good primal shop! I'm also going to make a nice jar of fritchbeetle's primal nutella to hold me over in face of the "real" stuff. Yum!
Well dinner last night didn't go as planned, but was even better:
4 chicken livers (mm)
Home made french onion soup
I realized I had all the ingredients for this so I decided to try making it for the first time.
I just carmelized onions in a pot with olive oil, pepper, and a small chunk of raw cane sugar. I added beef broth and let it come to a boil and then simmer for like 10 minutes. I plopped some swiss cheese on top and microwaved it. Instant yummy.
Things I plan on making at home to bring back to school with me:
Fritchbeetle's nutella. I cannot tell you how I excited I am for this.
Maybe sweet potato soup?
And I'm going to experiment with almond flour pancakes to see if I can get the hang of it before I go back to school.
Yum yum yum.
In case anyone is actually reading this:
I have vitiligo (loss of skin pigmentation), and my (generally very wise and primal-literate) brother thinks that this is a manifestation of a gluten allergy. This seems plausible to me. I tried researching it and only came up with one source where the writer described a reversal in her daughter's vitiligo after removing wheat from her diet. For my part, I haven't seen any such reversal, but I imagine it would take more time.
Has any one heard anything about this? Can you point me in the direction of some literature on it? I would love to be able to get some sun again without feeling self conscious afterwards!
On the way to work:
1 coffee w/ half and half and a packet of raw cane sugar
1 packet of mixed nuts/fruit
1 small container greek yogurt
organic iced white tea
86% dark chocolate
Home now but I don't know where to find hazelnuts. I'll have to go on a journey tomorrow...
Almond flour pancakes
This put me into a food coma. WAY too rich. I'm going to have to play with the recipe.
Barbeque goodness- chicken, pork, brisket, and cole slaw, and i had a just a taste of the baked beans.
Dessert: almond butter, 86% chocolate, apple, some whipped cream sweetened with stevia
1/2 cup black raspberry ice cream. whoops.
Late Lunch: I made a pot of tomato soup that I tasted frequently- filled me up.
Dinner: roast chicken, sweet potato, brussel sprouts
Dessert: homemade primal nutella spread on apple slices.
I feel like I must have eaten more today but I really can't remember anything other than this.
Also had coffee with heavy cream throughout the day.