Photo Food Diary

Thought I would take photos of everything I’ve eaten today to give you an idea of how do-able Paleo is.

Can’t say that I was ever really hungry today. I think sometimes that hunger is more of a mental thing… you are used to snacking all day so you think you have to eat all the time. I have definitely missed munching on my Lindt’s 90% Dark Chocolate bar all day…but have not necessarily been truly hungry. I do, however, eat until I’m full at every meal and try to get an early dinner. If I don’t, I don’t sweat it. Try again tomorrow. You won’t throw your weight loss off by one messed up meal. No calorie counting. No low-fat. No calorie counting. Did I mention NO CALORIE COUNTING?

Although I’m only down 1/2 a pound from last week, I have lost 2.5 inches! And this wasn’t from exercise. I worked out only once last week between measurements that were 7 days apart. You can’t out train a bad diet and a good diet will get you better results than you realize…

Check out my food for the day…

Scrumptious Breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast consisted of peppered bacon from the Yoder’s in Paris, Tenn, a few eggs cooked in some grease from the bacon and half an avocado. Don’t forget the black coffee! Delicious…

4 1/2 hours later – I wasn’t hungry but the hubby was so we whipped up this concoction in 15 min. – the time it takes you to get to a restaurant, order, and maybe get your food…

Lunch

As you can see, we had leftover bacon and avocado plus a grassfed burger and some kale cooked in bacon grease again. There’s no need to make Paleo hard… use what you’ve got on hand.

5 hours and a brutal met con later, I ate a banana (not pictured) and went home to this while I whipped up supper…

Post-Workout Coconut Milk Yogurt, Blueberries & Cinnamon

 

Clint got me some So Delicious Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt last week in Memphis, though you can get it at Better Living Natural Foods on Hwy. 70 W in Camden. It’s not unsweetened, but just perfect for a post-workout fuel up! Frozen blueberries from the Ulderich’s Blueberry Farm and some yummy cinnamon made this a delicious snack!

Dinner was also simple and quick… very quick…

1/2 Eaten Dinner

This is my go-to meal as of late that I just can’t get enough of! To change it up, add different spices or cook it in a different fat… tonight I browned my meat in a skillet with a little more than a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Throw in the kale when the beef is almost finished… salt. Eat. Yum.

I may have eaten a few macadamian nuts too in there somewhere.

As you can see, this does not have to be difficult. Some days I eat more, some days I eat less. I listen to my body and give it what it needs… especially if I’m working out that day. These are my staples when I don’t have much time to prepare a more varied meal! It works!

What are your staples in the kitchen??? Comment below!

4 Comments

  • Sara

    Reply Reply March 10, 2011

    I haven’t gone more than a week strictly gluten-free since January ๐Ÿ™ I blame it on my addiction to sweets and the plethora of all that’s carby and addictive at my two schools.. But, what I do keep on hand in the kitchen for quick fixins (because I don’t buy the gluten to bring home).

    -x-bold coffee
    -organic cream or half-and-half (having some in coffee reminds me of chocolate so it’s good for sweet cravings)
    -pork lard from The Market in Maryville
    -Amish butter from The Market in Maryville
    -bacon drippings
    -eggs (preferably local, but at least cage-free)
    -avocados
    -onions (white and yellow)
    -garlic
    -spices (ground chipotle, cumin, and curry are my favorites right now)
    – nuts (almonds and macadamia)
    -can of diced tomatoes, sauce, tube of tomato paste I keep in the fridge
    -coconut milk (canned for cooking, boxed for drinking)
    -bag of frozen chicken thighs for making curries or soups
    -winter squash and sweet potatoes
    -something green like salad fixings, brussel sprouts, kale, collards (the frozen mixed greens you can pick up at Kroger work really well with salt, pepper, and pepper flakes) I typically drop by the store twice a week on the way home from work to pick up greens since I like to cook them fresh and tend to eat them up fast.
    -frozen blueberries or blackberries

    On a weekly basis I keep an eye out on the manager’s special section at Kroger for beef to freeze or cook the same day. Or I’ll pick up chicken or turkey legs at Earth Fare because they’re so incredibly cheap. Or I check The Market in Maryville for local pastured beef and pork, especially when the freezer is at half off.

    • gerilyn

      Reply Reply March 10, 2011

      Sounds delicious! You’ve given me some great ideas! Love it!

  • Laura

    Reply Reply March 10, 2011

    I love to eat chicken, kale, and bacon with a little balsamic vinegar and honey. Cook the meats and then saute all together. Yummo.

    • gerilyn

      Reply Reply March 10, 2011

      Yum, I’m excited about heirloom tomatoes in the summer with some balsamic vinegar and some browned ground beef!

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