I really didn't want to eat out but we had a
busy day and we hadn't gotten to the grocery store yet. We ended up at
Applebee's and I'm hoping there weren't too many hidden ingredients! We both
had the 7oz steak with double order of steamed veggies instead of a potato. We
also had house salads; no croutons or cheese and used oil and vinegar in lieu
of dressing. I was happy with the salads they tasted a lot like a BLT.
I have to
admit how quickly my appetite has changed. I hate to get my hopes up and be
disappointed but I'm thinking this is working. I was worried about a low carb
diet, but after the first two days I have felt great. It's very freeing not to
be grazing all day long or watching the clocking obsessing about my next meal.
Buying organic is definitely more costly but still cheaper than buying
groceries plus eating out. I feel good about the foods that were buying and I
like helping the local guy out.
Day 4 into the journey and I’m feeling pretty good. I
woke up this morning feeling a little feverish but after breakfast felt much
better. My milk supply is still normal and a week of a teething, cranky
baby hasn't broke me. If I can make it through this week the last 3 will be a
breeze. I do have the challenge of going back to work after my 6 month maternity
leave during week 3 so I’m sure that will be rough. Emotionally it will be hard
leaving my baby, but I’ll just have to be prepared so there are no slip-ups.
I have to admit
this was by far the best pork chop I’ve ever eaten in my life. I made enough
for two nights and it took all my strength not to eat that other pork chop! I
refrained, I wasn’t hungry anymore and buying organic is more costly, we’re
buying our meat locally from Grundhofer’s. Not certified organic but they are grass fed,
without added hormones or antibiotics. The veggies were really good too, had a
nice kick to them. I was surprised that I ate breakfast at 8 am and wasn’t
hungry again until 5 pm, I ended up eating a couple hardboiled eggs instead of
my salad so I could eat dinner with Mike at 6 pm. I have been a habitual grazer
and clock watcher for close to 20 years, so this is a huge change for me.
Last night I had to eat a
little watermelon, I was having some serious carb withdrawals; headache,
irritability, brain fog. I felt much better after eating the watermelon. I read
that the first 3 days are the hardest and that most withdrawal issues are
nonexistent after 3 weeks. I've also noticed that I feel dehydrated so much quicker,
for me I have to really need to drink more water since I'm still breastfeeding.
Wheat Belly was the
original book that turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and exposed
“healthy whole grains” as the genetically altered Franken wheat imposed on the
public by agri-cultural geneticists and agribusiness. The tidal wave of astounding
health and weight loss successes, many of them recounted in Wheat Belly social
media, has created a nationwide movement away from the destructive effects of
Removing products made with
modern wheat yields astounding and often unexpected benefits in health and
and mind effects top the list for conditions that improve or reverse with wheat
Weight loss can occur at a
surprising rate, typically 15-18 pounds over the first month, when wheat is eliminated.
I woke up yesterday with a horrible headache,
probably from the long weekend of crappy foods. Luckily, today the headache is
gone, but someone is still teething and crabby, so we’ll see how the day goes.
I was a little worried that cutting out grains would affect my milk production
but this morning I was able to pump 5 oz so still normal.
I used an organic rotisserie
chicken from my local Fresh and Natural grocery store,
broke it down and chopped it up. My husband had hard-boiled eggs since I was
burned out from the night before and hadn't gotten around to it yet.
I had to make our dressing
because even at the organic store all the dressings had either dairy,
vegetable, soy or canola oils... Ideally the oils that should be used
are Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado and coconut. Olive oil is
the most affordable, but when I made the dressing I was discouraged it tasted
funky like olive oil. Luckily, the next day the dressing tasted much better and
I really didn't notice the olive oil taste at all. Mike requested
ranch, so here's the recipe I used.
Paleo Ranch Dressing
1 whole egg
1 1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp ranch seasoning (see below
4 tbsp lemon juice
1. Process egg and 2 tbsp of lemon juice
in food processor.
2. Slowly drizzle oil into the food
processor (I used a small 2 cup processor, so I had to add a tbsp of oil at a
3. When the consistency is like mayo, mix
in the last 2 tbsp of lemon juice and the ranch seasoning.
4. Store in an air tight container in the
fridge, remember that egg is raw!