Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nutrition Challenge - Day FOUR, FIVE, SIX

April 4th - Day Four
Pre Breakfast - probiotic restore

Omegaplex - same as day one
Breakfast - Same, eggs and bacon. Without bread, I'm not very inventive for Breakfast. : / I miss toast with peanut butter on it. ,~.~   So I have for sure going to try some of these Paleo Recipes. I'm a pretty good cook, but I'm used to having access to a full scope of foods, mainly dairy and wheat used to be a big part of my daily intake. We we'll see how it turns out.

Lunch - left over turkey burger from last night. Yep, like I said, I'm gonna need some help with creativity in the kitchen. I need to make a trip to whole foods. I found online you can get seaweed noodles! I am so looking for those when I go.

Dinner - My brother came up for a visit. We went to Chilis. I got chicken crispers. Not strictly Paleo... but better than other things I could have eaten. I had a salad instead of fries and corn on the cob. I had a FEW corn tortilla chips. I ate all my salad, a few chips, and not even one piece of chicken. I came home and felt TERRIBLE. I was in the bathroom for a while.  Once you start eating well, you can't go back. I mean, you can, but... ick. My body was like, "NO! BAD TIFFANI! NO CRAP FOOD!!!" So that settles that.
Omegaplex - same as before

Herbal Cleanse - same as before

April 5th - Day Five
Pre-Breakfast - probiotic restore

Omegaplex - same
Breakfast - I'm bad at this whole diet thing. I didn't eat.

Lunch - also didn't eat. Which I know is 110% counter productive, but... I was sleeping all day.

Dinner - LETTUCE WRAPS! OM NOM NOM NOM! Lean chicken with carrots, green onions and almonds in a sauce that I found at the store for lettuce wraps with ice berg lettuce. I had some rice on the side. I had to. I am weak.
Omegaplex - same

Herbal Cleanse - same

*On a positive note, though I do not really feel/notice a difference, I had a friend ask me this evening if I was losing weight. I gave them one of these sort of "o.O how did you know?" type looks. They said my jeans looked much looser than normal, so this is fuel to make sure I am eating properly and regularly and stay on track! I did take before pictures on Sat. March 31st which I will post at the end with my after pictures.

April 6th - Day Six

Ok, time to buckle down and do this!

Pre-Breakfast - Probiotic restore

Breakfast - I am addicted to eating eggs with turkey and  salsa and avocado.

Lunch - Erm. Not sure what I had..

Dinner - Baked Salmon with lemon and dill with a side of steamed broccoli. I had decided buying broccoli from the store and steaming is now the only way to go. It's so much better than buying to frozen. I will never go back.


  1. I'm concerned that you are not eating enough and this will cause you to fail! Low carb eating is not about restricting calories its about changing the source of those calories because the body deals with calories from fat differently to calories form carbs. You must replace carbs with healthy fats i.e from eggs, full fat yoghurt (unsweetened), nuts, some cream etc. This will keep your energy level up but still allow you to lose weight. It works because fats don't stimulate insulin production and insulin is the hormone that effectively causes our bodies to store fat, trapping it in cells. By reducing carbs your body will just burn up the fats for energy rather than storing them.

    The protein part of the diet helps to prevent the breakdown of muscle and also sates appetite for longer. I notice you are mainly eating turkey. It's okay to eat red meat as well as it contains more iron. Just avoid processed meats.

    If you want to understand more about the science behind this way of eating then I'd recommend you read 'Escape the Diet Trap' by Dr. John Briffa. He explains it very well and provides all the supporting evidence.

    I'm keeping my eye on you (in the nicest possible way). I want you to succeed and to enjoy eating this way :-)

    1. I completely agree with you.

      I know that you need to eat more and not less if you want to lose weight. I have read a couple books that explain the whole science behind it, and I know when you don't eat your body goes into starvation mode and stores more fat.

      I've had a really weird first week for the challenge as I have some extenuating circumstances and such in my personal life. Mainly my sleep schedule is a problem. My schedule is also such that I usually get up around 6:30am, am awake till 9, take a nap till 11 and then am awake until till 2 or 3am. My sleep schedule is BAD. : /

      Anyway, I do appreciate you checking in on me! I have been doing much better!

  2. I LOVE peanut butter and toast.

    I dunno how you feel about nuts, but you can supplement your calories with a fist full of mixed nuts right? And I do believe that is Paleo compliant.

    Be certain you're getting calcium from other sources, too, if you're taking out dairy. Broccoli comes to mind: steam it for 10 minutes with baby carrots and you've got yourself one very quick and nutritious side dish. I take them 'naked' (no butter or salt).

    As for me, I am highly lacto-tollerant and love my whey protein shake. 2 cups of milk and one scoop of the powder = 85% of my RDA of protein! And I get a lot of calcium from the mix, too.

    1. Peanut Butter and Toast is amazing.

      I do like nuts, but I am not allowed to have peanuts. Which works fine because I don't like them anyway. I had a tablespoon of almond butter the other night as a snack. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I snack on almonds, cashews and pistachios as well.

      I actually had steamed broccoli with dinner the other night and it was good stuff. I've never actually steamed it myself, I've always had it frozen. I don't think I'll ever go back. I also had it naked. I hate getting it frozen and they soak it in butter so it comes out almost soggy. Ick.

      I LOVE MILK. I love dairy. Milk and cheese make me so happy. That's part of why this Paleo thing is kicking my @$$. I'm not supposed to have any dairy. So for protein shakes I'm can't mix with milk. I do have an after work out drink that I can mix with water that has a lot of protein in it. But I only have it on days when I work out. I'm working on getting things sorted out. It's hard to make all these changes over night. :(

  3. Mark Sisson has what he calls intermittent fasting. Listen to your body if your not hungry don't force yourself to eat. Also, your body is turning from burning surgar for fuel to fat. Part of this will be burning off any fat stored in the body. This will effecting whether not you feel hungery.