I’m already down 3 pounds.. and yeah yeah I know it’s not always about the numbers, but those are important to me too!! I feel good, not bloated, and I don’t feel heavy and full either.
Basically, no starches or sugars, especially after noon! The only sugar I’ll get is from fruit, if I have any in the morning.
Lots of salads, balsamic vinegar.. I know I said I’d have blue cheese dressing but I got smart and looked at the ingredients. I nearly threw away my freshly made salad. GROSSSSS. first ingredient, soybean oil. Come on, really?? I need to find a better version of it, or just get some bleu cheese crumbles and add it to my salad with balsamic and oil. Sigh.. ITS FOR THE BETTER, I know this.
Vegetables, meat, protein shakes. The only coconut milk I’ve been drinking has been in the morning with my coffee. My protein shakes are only with almond milk, which is about a 3rd of the calories as coconut milk! I’ve been using stevia as a sweetener in my coffee, as well.
I did break down and eat a smidge of what was left of my banana paleo ice cream the other night, but it didn’t affect my weight loss.
Rule of thumb… always have fresh chicken breasts available to cook, or have some already cooked so I can cut them up and throw them into my salad late at night when I’m ready to tear the kitchen apart.
For dinner, we splurged and went to TacoLu, (and really early too, like 5p) which is this super well known Jax Beach restaurant that everyone knows and raves about. Normally, I would’ve gotten corn tortillas, but I opted for lettuce wraps instead last night, and only got one of my tacos with a corn tortilla, for fun. And I only had 3 chips with salsa.
Anyway, I’m documenting this because I think it’s important. And I know others are out there who are doing paleo too, and wondering why the scales won’t budge, or why they don’t look better, or different, or whatever. I haven’t even worked out in a week. I’m curious to see how that will affect me, really. I’m going to go this afternoon, so we’ll see.
It’s SO AWESOME to be disciplined and to feel good about it too.
|My awesome friend and former CrossFit trainer, Erin Mouser, and me at Jax Beach last week.|