Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paleo Check-in

The transition to the Paleo way of eating has been so easy, I can't even believe it! Who wouldn't love all the fresh fruits and vegetables with delicious fish, meats and chicken that we have been eating.
Here are photos of our first 4 of the 5 meals I made. Two nights we ate leftovers.
Fish stew, roasted broccoli and fruit salad; Shepherd's Pie topped with mashed cauliflower and green beans on the side; French inspired braised chicken with roasted butternut squash and sauteed spinach; and lettuce cup tacos with fruit salad.  I forgot to take a photo of the pork chop dish I made. It was really good!  I have been lucky finding recipes online and some of my readers (Thanks Bianca and Lulu) have really been helpful sending me different resources.


Most mornings are some sort of egg dish with bacon or sausage, fruit and coffee.



The downside of this eating plan is that it's so new to me, I am spending a lot of my sewing time going to the grocery store and following recipes. I am hoping after another week I will be more organized and not need to spend so much time going from store to store to find the fresh ingredients and good fats and oils that I need to make our meals. I have become so accustomed to just cooking from recipes in my head that the time it takes to plan meals and actually follow a recipe is making me cranky.

I am not doing real good on the plank a day thing. I have been doing it but my time is staying about the same, even getting worse than other days. But, I know this is strengthening my back and I'm hoping my times will consistently start to improve.

My over-all opinion of the first week is a positive one. On day #3 I had a horrible headache but since then my energy has improved and I feel great. And for those interested in the weight loss, I'm down 3 pounds!

I have been able to finish 8 more Flower Girl blocks. That means only 3 more and then I can sew these blocks together. This is going to be such a big, happy quilt for my granddaughter.




11 comments:

suemac said...

Sounds like you are really eating healthy. I have to watch my diet because I am diabetic. I need to have a balance of carbs, protein and fruit and veggies. Lot of sugar in fruit.

Lynn Cohen said...

Bravo on the weight loss and new eating style plan. It sounds very healthy!!! And the photos of the food very attractive and appeitizing.

The quilt is gorgeous! Your granddaughter will LOVE it.

I have food on the brain too with the publication of my first book: "One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco". You can read about it on my blog !!!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Oooo LOVE the Flower Girl blocks! I've been thinking about buying that pattern. You're going to have such a pretty quilt!

Canadian Abroad said...

I am such a carb addict I can't imagine what it is like going without. I need to cut sugar to lose weight. The carb thing never bothered me.

Loving the quilt. So properly girlie!

Patchwork and Play said...

Sounds like the diet is doing the trick! Love the flower girl blocks!

Katy Cameron said...

Glad the diet's going so well, and love the new quilt :o)

Geri said...

Is that a plank app?

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

I've been considering doing the paleo diet so it's good to hear someones honest opinion of it. Those blocks are so sweet!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Happy to see that you're well on Paleo! :-)

Annabella said...

Woo hoo! I bet you will feel amazing as well as the weight loss...your meals do look great but I'm so addicted to carbs that I'm not sure I could cope without rice and pasta. It's also difficult here to find a variety of fruit and vegetables in the winter but I will look at this - you may be convincing me. The blocks are beautiful too!

Leanne said...

Excellent news on the weight loss and everything you cook looks so good. I also watched your son's video, your kids are so talented and fun.