Whole30 Day 5 – Monday. A new week.

Breakfast (@ home)

  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 2 slices of proscuitto
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 small banana

Snack (@ my desk)

  • 1 small banana
  • A few lime & chili almonds
  • 2 small morsels of Lindt extra dark chocolate
  • 1/2 slice of SOO brand pork jerky

Lunch (@ the staff cafeteria/buffet/lunch room)

  • Steak – Trimmed off all the fat and ate just the meat. PURE MEAT.
  • Braised beef – Was a bit too salty, so didn’t finish it all.
  • Fresh salsa (it is cinco de mayo after all!)
  • Side salad

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No snack! 😀

Dinner (@ Strip Burger)

  •  Ahi Tuna Burger – Got takeout. Lettuce instead of bun. It had cilantro, red onions, seared tuna, pickled ginger, and half an avocado. While the ingredients sound good, the “burger” itself was bland and boring, especially compared to all of the good food choices there are on The Strip in Las Vegas. The lettuce was not that fresh, and the service was dismal at best. Would not recommend this place!
  • Supplemented the unsatisfying “burger” with 1/2 slice of SOO brand pork jerky

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Exercise

Legs were super sore from yesterday’s Half Marathon, but still got myself to the gym and worked on upper body, core, and stretching. Felt great!

Wins

There was a lot less “cheating” today, with the exception of the snacking (but even then, the snacks were pretty much all Paleo!).

Also, I was very proud that I stayed away from the sweet potato fries at Strip Burger. They had lots of different french fries, onion fries, and sweet potato fries on their menu. I really nearly ordered the sweet potato fries because technically sweet potatoes are Paleo. But of course I’m sure they’re not fried in happy oils, so I might as well wait to go home and bake my own in the oven (with some homemade garlic aioli! :))

Challenges

I seemed to eat a lot today in general. Also, it was a super snacky day for me between breakfast and lunch. I guess that’s what I get for having to wake up at 3am to catch a 6am flight, and eating breakfast at about 3:30am. But reading various online Paleo literature, Whole30 seems to be one of the few, more extreme, programs that limits snacking. Most other Paleo plans say eat when you’re hungry, and don’t eat when you’re not. I’m more inclined to believe this, since technically if you’re eating right and feeding your body the right nutrients, won’t it tell you what it needs?

Thoughts?

Breakfast seems to be the easiest meal for me to keep 100% Paleo. Hopefully I can gradually expand this success to the other meals as well 🙂

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