photo courtesy: Nizar Mabroukeh
Day 5 – Saturday
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the purpose is to celebrate, remember and honor the soldiers who
have fallen for our freedom. Typically, America spends this 3-day weekend with family, friends and
their BBQ grill!
At the two gatherings I attended today, I do believe there was more food on those tables than I’ve ever seen at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Now, this might be true or my mind just might ‘think’ it’s true only because I wasn’t able to have any of it. Not sure about you, but when you tell me I can’t have something, my brain instantly decides that whatever it was you said I could NOT have, has just become the one thing I MUST have! As I mentioned in an earlier post, if you are deciding to begin a 30-day paleo challenge, do yourself a huge favor and wait a week before attending parties or going out to dinner.
As you will see in my list of food for the day, I BLEW it! But not in the way you might think. Instead of eating what I should not
have, I ate nothing. I wonder if insanity is kicking in or just an incredible determination not to fail. I keep reminding myself “only 25 days left!” I tried to eat a plain grilled hamburger without the bun, ketchup, cheese and mayo. ..took 2 bites and threw it in the trash. And I would have eaten the chicken skewers that were served at the second gathering of the day, but they had been marinated in a sugar filled bbq sauce.
I love macaroni salad and pasta salad. Ok, I love anything with pasta in it, but my most intense craving today was that cherry pie! You could see the cherries gushing when they cut a piece, and the crispy top of the pie that had been sprinkled with sugar before baking. I still crave my carbs, but I think the sugar detox has begun to show its colors.
I’m running low on energy so I know that tomorrow I absolutely MUST make the time to look up a recipe, go buy the ingredients, and cook! Although I was told how crucial it is to plan ahead when working through this diet challenge, I am just now beginning to
understand how important that really is.
FOOD FOR THE DAY
Lunch: 3 hard boiled eggs
Snacks: a few grapes and some pistacios
*NOTE: My amount of food intake for the day is NOT suitable for ANY diet. I am sharing my experience so if you are willing to challenge yourself to a healthier lifestyle and try the paleo diet, you now have the knowledge of what NOT to do!
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