Day 5, October 6, 2014

Breakfast – TWO SLICES of quiche – kale, chives, orange peppers, pork roast, mushrooms baked in seven eggs with coconut milk, no crust. topped with avocado and tomatillo sauce. Great mix! I think it needs garlic though. My favorite quiche in the world comes from a little cafe in Poulsbo but I think it’s because of the crust and cheese and sweet onions. And bacon. I can easily do the last two!

Lunch – banana and almonds – because I got caught in the field for work with no snack or lunch and didn’t eat for six hours until I got back to my car.

Dinnercoconut curry on zuke noodles

Snacks – zuke soup with ground beef

I woke up with no headache!!! Hooray! I also went to bed at 10:15 p.m. the night before (literally crawled into bed, lights out and promptly passed out) and woke up at 6 a.m. with the alarm. I was curious as to what the dark circles under the eyes would be with all this on-time-for-bed business and they’re improving. Yay! I’m SO glad I did the first four days toward the end of a week and on a weekend, as I don’t know how the week would go with all that fatigue. Or maybe I’d be so busy, it’d distract me enough.

The next question is whether to work out or not this week. At least through Thursday, which is the end of my first week. It’s recommended to layoff intense workouts (for me, boot camp and trail running), so maybe I’ll stick with nice brisk evening walks.

The rest of the day went pretty well – despite having the unexpected six hour fast (nothing between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. when I finally got back to my car and inhaled a banana and handful of almonds – just typical low blood sugar feelings). But once I got home and downed the zuke soup, I felt way better, and it carried me until dinner, which was basically shuffling back the curry/zukes during a meeting.

I’m pretty sure my digestive system doesn’t like the raw zucchini. I’ma gonna leave it at that.

Interested in what Day 6 brings!

The Boyfriend and I got into “heated” discussion about this whole “eating paleo”. He sees my perspective about how it’s getting people to eat better and get away from the processed stuff. What he doesn’t understand is why people would strip grains and legumes and dairy from their diets – why not just eat things in moderation, and even then, moderate moderation. And don’t eat modern grains, focus on ancient grains. And legumes were once the primary source of protein of a certain civilization (I forget which one he said, don’t ask me, he’s the history major, someone look it up and get back to me).

I get what he’s saying and told him I agree, you’re preaching to the choir here. But I agree with him only to a point, where I, and I know many others, know how they feel after they eat certain things. I explained the ice cream scenario the other night and my relationship with beans, rice and legumes. “Not everything is going to agree with everyone and people have started paying attention to how they feel after they eat certain things.”

He paused for a second and said, “Well, I suppose.”

* shrug * It is what it is. Anyone else have discussions like this with their significant others or family members about eating lifestyles?