I think the OP has an open mind and good attitude. I don't see defensiveness.
Last edited by mom23kids; 05-15-2013 at 11:50 AM.
Trying to do this by skidding into 7-11's and such will only cause frustration and minimal results. There's no way around it. You need to determine if you want to make the time commitment required to prepare wholesome and clean meals on a regular basis.
Maybe this ends up being something that's not for you, but I can guarantee you that after a while your mindset will change and you'll automatically plan your day so you can fit this in without disrupting your life.
And if you absolutely can't find the time to feed yourself with the right stuff, skip the meal(s) until you can. It may actually be more beneficial for you than you think.
Good luck and keep trucking!!!
Well, the eggs and guacamole were the best part by far. The coke zero, ranch dressing, and salad all had something to be desired. The dressing has all sorts of nasty oils in it, and the coke still causes the insulin response. The salad is not the end of the world but you should still probably make your own.
Just wanted to list a favorite salad dressing for you:
extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice in what whatever ratio floats your boat (I like half and half, but I've always loved sour things)
1 clove grated garlic
Anybody who believes that a packet of pre-made ranch dressing is a better choice than a white potato has missed the point entirely.
If you can get eggs and guacamole, an apple or banana and some real cheese, and a dressing-free salad, you can make an acceptable meal of it, even if it's not perfect. Rancid PUFA is my enemy # 1, with gluten (which is possibly in that faux lunch meat) coming in close behind at # 2.
For something to drink get one of those sun tea type jars, slice lemons, cucumbers, berries, anything you want for that matter and throw them in. Fill with water and put in 'fridge. After at least 8 hours fill a few water bottles and you're good to go!!
Barb - Portland, Oregon
"Everything is as it should be given what has gone before. This is not an excuse but it is a reason"
~ Dr G & Barb ~
EMonger, welcome to Primal. There's so much to wrap your head around when it comes to diet isn't there?
I have found three simple things to avoid: flour, white sugar and vegetable oils.
That of course wipes out 99% of processed foods, but that's just a happy side effect (or... is it?).
And "meat" is just code for a high quality protein source. You're already all over how awesome eggs are, but I think that tins of fish will work in your busy lifestyle as well.
Here's Marks take on them.
p.s. The easiest lunch I have found to work around a busy schedule is.... no lunch at all! I have a big hearty fast based breakfast (typically bacon, eggs, mushrooms, avocado etc) and then a decent dinner as well.
Water is the only thing I have between meals.
Last edited by magicmerl; 05-15-2013 at 09:41 PM.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right