OK so history lesson over...... So why am I doing this too? I think if I can focus on my exercise and food combined - it will surely benefit my health. I know this is for 30 days, but, I already feel that I would like to adapt this moving forward after the 30 days.
How has it been so far? Well, I started a day early and now have been eating clean for 8 days. The key is preparation and lots of so you know what you are eating for all meals and even the next day. It is hard doing this and making the time, and more washing up than I've ever had before!! I do really enjoy eating fresh foods and this lifestyle. But, I would be lying if I say that I am not missing some foods - mmmm...macarooni cheese....drool. And on day 6, I was feeling like I needed a few cubes of chocolate, but, I never did. I guess having no sugar is difficult and the only sweet flavour I get is from cinnamon and coconut shavings, and a handful of sultanas. Do I write that I actually went crazy for sugar withdrawal that day on here......opening and closing cupboard doors, checking my freezer for chocs...ahhhhhhh......short of climbing walls and pulling my hair out, lol. I have since realised that sugar is a BIG addiction, and my body is trying to do without.
I have had great meals and also some disasters, my first attempt at making paleo pancakes was a pile of slop - but still tasted good. Also, I made 2 meals in advance turkey, sweet potatoes, vegetables (photo above as in wok) - then left pan on with the hob off, but it still cooked through (as the hob was still hot). I ended up burning the base of my pan and my food smelt burnt all the way through - and had to bin. Gutted and a waste :( This was the weekend I was going away to a Team GB training and my advancement preparations went belly up! In a panic in the morning, I opened a tin of tuna and filled a tupperware also with salad, packed avocados, fruit and ended up buying cooked chicken on the way and a bag of lettuce!
I think it's important to have variety too as otherwise this could get boring and motivation slowly go. I have cut out caffeine, and for this regime also no alcohol (not that that affects me - 1 shot baileys in like 2 months ..lol), no fizzy drinks (again not a bother for me), no dairy - but can have almond or coconut milk, no cereals (bye bye coco pops and chocolate milk from it, fruit and fibre etc) - but ok to eat gluten free oats (but expensive)!!
I have seen my friends eat chocolate, crisps, and sweets in my face and make extra loud noises with their wrappings of these sugary bad boys.....It is difficult to watch and I know I have done well so far. I am having a fundraiser event this Saturday and also my 40th celebrations, and have said in advance my only sin that night will be cake...but I am prepared for any punishment at bootcamp.
This is not a diet, but a different food lifestyle and one I am embracing for this duration. Keep eating your naughty foods and think of me being pure and heavenly ;)
Thanks lovely people and I will write again perhaps at the end of the 30 days or before if I need help through my cravings. Peace, love, protein powder, green beans and I'm outa here xx