How has your week been?
I returned to work on Wed and was met with a heavy work load, teaching high school teens about trauma and coping with having to get up at 0530! Ugh that is seriously a horrible time of the day. I am pleased to announce however that I survived the alarm clock, work and eating paleo whilst at work. If there is a place that my new 'diet' would fail it would be work. I had to be incredibly organised and everything was frozen in portions at the start of the week for me to pull out the night before.
I have noticed that I am much less bloated, water retention in my hands and arms is slowly easing. I am however still very tired and still getting the odd patches of hives. It is still very early days into my paleo experiment though so I am not worried.
I am thrilled to have found a yummy and filling paleo 'bread'. You can see the recipe here. It is gluten, grain, dairy and yeast free. I have been having a slice of this with hard boiled eggs in the morning. It is incredibly filling. Nothing worse than feeling starved.
Tonight is my first test of a social situation and being the only paleo person there. Luckily it is at my place so I am very much in control of what is available. I always put crisps, dips etc out for everyone when they arrive. I am still going to do this, I am not so horrible that I will inflict my new way of eating on everyone else. I have some prawns and prosciutto for me to nibble on and I am also a fan of asparagus and prosciutto. Then we are having roast chicken, roast veggies, sweet potato for me and normal roast spuds for everyone else. For dessert I am going to make an apple and strawberry crumble which is completely paleo. Fingers crossed it is yummy.
I don't feel too deprived and I always feel satisfied after a meal. Let's hope that lasts and I continue to notice changes to how I look and feel.