I have been going back and forth between deciding if I want to go primal, and have dabbled enough in the lifestyle to know that this isnt a fad for me, but will be a never ending lifestyle.
I have PCOS (they think) and do not menstrate (Sorry if thats TMI!) I also have psoriasis, and a candida over-growth. Anyway, this way of living has been recommended for me to clear all of the above problems as well as many others, so I am fully committing this time! I have the tendancy to go the all-or-nothing route, which I have changed since starting on this journey. Sometimes a potatoe or a piece of bread might fall on my plate, and that is ok! 80/20 rule, right?
I dont weight myself so I dont know where I am at right now, but it needs to go down. I used to be very overweight (5'5, around 215 lbs) and have kept most of it (lost 50lbs!) off for almost 4 years now. But I yo-yo between a size 6-12, and it needs to stay around a 2-4! My cycle usually is to do PB 100%, feel AWESOME, than have some bread or pasta, feel guilty, and than binge for a few weeks/months until I gain enough weight that none of my clothes fit and I get upset. Than I start the same cycle all over again! This cycle needs to end! I have done a lot of internal work as far as self exploration and also figured out where the binge disorder was coming from....anyway I am confident that that is all under control and am ready to live my life!
I am starting my "challenge" now but I have been mostly primal for some time now. But I havent been tracking it until now.
Still with me? lol I didnt mean for this to be a huge post but so be it!
OK so I guess I will count today as day one, so here is the good stuff aka the food:
Clementine <--ate ar a meeting at work, and it was the only primal food in site! Would have liked to have some protein with this, but i didnt have any
latte (made at home on my tassimo)
GF bananna muffin (homemade, no sugar--basically just bananna, almond flour, eggs, some walnuts, and a few mini chocolate chips)
100 cal pak of cocoa roasted almonds
3oz ribeye steak topped with garlic-shallot butter
1 tiny red potatoe fry
tea w/ 10g of agave and a splash of milk
GF brownie (almond butter, walnuts, cocoa powder, egg)
Thats it! I dont have a huge apetite(when I go primal), so it may look like not that much food but I am not hungry for more--and I dont eat just to reach a certain number, I eat by my hunger
Hey Pinkskyy-- glad to see you're committing again. May I recommend you start tracking your food on FitDay? I recently started doing this, and it's really helped me to see how many grams of carbohydrates I'm consuming, and my proportions of fat-protein-carbs. It strikes me that your daily intake, at least for today, looks very carb heavy. This may be part of the reason you're having trouble sticking to the diet.
Congrats on this new beginning, and I look forward to seeing your progress!
I actually already track my food on calorieking--although I didnt yet today! I dont like to get caught up in the numbers, so i dont track all the time.
I ate more carbs today than I usually do--today was just a weird day, food wise. Usually I have 1 piece of fruit, if that, and I usually have a lot more protein.
2morow shall be more normal!
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the feedback
Woke up for work and am not hungry at all! Looks like today will be a short IF (I will probably be hungry for lunch)
I gave up splenda for lent, and now I feel lost without my morning tea! I am trying to use agave, but i just dont like it. It's not the same without any sweetner, so I am trying to cut it out but I am sad about it lol
Off to work!
Meals so far...
12pm 5 ounces chicken breast, 1 GF bananna muffin and a 100cal pak of cocoa roast almonds
5oz grilled chicken breast marinated in balsamic dressing (organic and GF) over greens with romano cheese
3 flax seed oil capsules
2 fish oils
2 paks of nutrients (multi, calium, mag)
3 herbal supplememt (for hormones)
2 D3 tablets
Not too hungry today, I know I need to experiement getting more fats it, and other things besides protein and a salad.
2morow I will start my morning exercises again-I havent been working out in the am, but now that I am working again it just makes sense--that way, before work I can eat a nice breakfast (my fav meal!) and get more food in that way as well...
things have been going great so far! i feel great, but i still need to work on my menu choices--2morow I have off from work so I will do some cooking and brainstorming....
Off to work now! I will update meals later....
Meals were ok today--I wasnt hungry all day and that felt like I was STARVING around 9pm--I didnt go crazy, but ate some popcorn which I dont know how that is going to affect me, since I havent had than in ages!
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 egg white cooked in bacon fat, 2 slices of applewood smoked bacon, 1 slice american cheese
Lunch: GF homemade eggplant rollatini--small portion bc I wasnt that hungry
Dinner: 3oz turkey breast, 2 slices of cheese, 1 GF brownie, 100cal of almonds
Dinner snack bc I was so hungry: 1 GF bananna muffin, 4 cups popcorn
Breakdown for the day is as follows:
88.5g fat (63%)
53g carbs (15%)
71g protein (22%)
How does this look? For my activity level and weight, I know I should be eating more calories, which is probably why I am hungry--should I add more fat or protein or carbs??