My Canadian Blogger BFF, Michelle, started a 7 Day Paleo Challenge this past weekend – and as super excited to try to get me on the bandwagon with her and her crusade. I thought..hmm…no protein shakes…no shot bloks…no greek yogurt…& most importantly, no mini Baby Ruths? We compromised on me semi-participating by trying to enjoy 2 paleo meals a day or so…compromise = the foundation that holds friendships together 😉
You can check out more on the definition and ‘perameters’ of the Paleo diet HERE. Basically, you eat like a caveman would – no processed foods: product and meats and natural goodness.
I am pretty behaved with snacks throughout the day consisting of apples and other fruits. I can also have a simple breakfast with meat and eggs or oats and chia seeds with eggs. I knew I’d still have a challenge of being Partially Paleo, but was up to try it out for the week – consciously.
Here’s a look at some of my biggest efforts this week – kind of like a “I tried to be as Paleo as I could” Photo Montage (love me, Michelle!)
Saturday’s lunch: Taco Bus taco on corn tortilla, but I didn’t eat the tortilla
then I magically had an idea to use the crockpot to make chicken salad for lunches during the week:
Those cucumbers made a debut in my Tuesday lunch with a Whole Wheat Panini including chicken breast, pepper jack, and cucumber
Last night I also made this lovely wonder:
Chicken with Zucchini stir fry
I’ve realized that either I’m too stubborn right now or maybe when I don’t have 500 goals on my mind at the moment I may be able to move from Partially to Completely Paleo in regards to what I eat – but not right now…this girl can’t give up fro yo…no sir. I really dig the concept, though, and like to try the best I can to eat more veggies and fruits period – I can tell a difference in how they make me feel overall.
Do you practice a Paleo diet or are Partial like me or do you not want to even go there because that’s not how you get down?
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