So working at home has become a no-go. Well, at least for the time being. So I have been setting up shop at St. Louis Bread Co… Panera Bread for all you non- St.. Louisans. Bah….Whatever. As if you can’t call a restuarant what it is, guess what…there is an Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City..Gasp. No say it isn’t so….Tulsa get your stuff together. No one is Kansas City thinks that’s weird. Calling a restuarant by another name in a different city is weird. Period.
Speaking of Panera, it is insane the bagel consumption that goes on here. I mean, I get it, that is what they do…their bagel and butter if you will. But JEEZ. It is crazy to sit here and see the decisions people are starting their day off with. I just keep thinking, eat that bagel now buddy—10 am you are going to experieince the crash of a lifetime…sigh. If only people knew…
A.n.y.w.a.y.s. I am in the midst of conducting a Nutrition Challenge at Crossfit Life. It has been such a great learning experience for me and hopefully a great experience for the Lifers as well. Maybe not that second week but as we round out our 4th and final week I have seen some amazing transformations and I couldn’t be prouder.
Part of the challenge included a mandatory daily food log emailed to me. Each day. No matter what. Telling me everything. That’s right, every chocolate chip, peanut butter lick, diet coke slip. Everything. Some have excelled and some have dropped off which is normal and expected. Paleo is hard and requires sacrifice but if you stick to it you will hopefully see some results. It may not be huge drops in the number on the scale (probably because your body doesn’t need to lose “weight”) but hopefully in an better performance at the gym, inches lost around the waist, more energy, better sleep…whatever. Some way some how if you stick to this is should help you feel better in one way or another.
So I thought it would be awesome to post a few anonymous food logs to give you an idea of what a normal person sticking to paleo eats. These are different people and they obviously have different ways to eat but hopefully you can see some real world examples of what Paleo looks like and find out it probabaly isn’t too different from the way you already eat.
1 cup coffee
- 6 eggs
- 1/8 red pepper
- 1/8 green bell pepper
- 1/8 onion
- 1 mushroom
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp coconut milk
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup blue berries
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 cans of tuna
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1/4 head cabbage
- 5 celery stalks
- 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 zucchini
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
08:30 2 poached eggs, 1/4 avocado, handful of blueberries
10:45 one slice of shaved turkey breast, 2 baby carrots, 1/2 small orange, 5 almonds
01:30 4 oz chicken breast, 3 baby carrots, 1 small tomato, 1/4 avocado
02:30 2 oz OJ + 6 oz water to drink EmergenC, 5 almonds
03:30 cup of coffee, 1/2 banana, 5 almonds
06:30 6 oz steamed salmon with red onion, capers, lemon, 6 asparagus spears, small portion of mashed sweet potatoes flavored w/cinnamon
So, although very different you can see that no one is starving themselves, and actually, they are probably eating more than they are used to, especially in the veggie department.
Hopefully this gives you some ideas on what to eat and what others are doing to help stick to this crazy new way of eating.
Stay Active, Stay Healthy, and Stick to It!