Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 3

Today is day three of the lockdown, and so far, so good.  This weekend is the real test, as two of my best friends are coming in town and we are eating out for a few meals, meaning I will have to really be a pain in the butt for the waitstaff and kitchen.  And, I know there will be lots of wine drinking, and I REALLY WANT SOME WIIIIIIINNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!!!  I have definitely had some sugar cravings, which I wasn't expecting since I don't really consume a lot of sugar on a normal basis, but being that our body treats grains like sugar, I believe that is the real source of the cravings.

Day 1
B: 2 eggs fried in EVOO, a tangerine
L: turkey cold cuts, celery, guacamole
S: almonds and sunflower seeds (not too many and go for raw or dry roasted)
D: rolled flank steak with spinach, sweet potato "fries" (sliced thinly, cooked in oven w/ EVOO and salt)

Day 2
B: 2 eggs fried in EVOO, homemade turkey sausage (recipe below), blackberries
L: leftover flank steak, kale sauteed w/ EVOO and garlic powder
S: olives (yum)
D: turkey "tacos" using Romaine lettuce intead of tortillas, topped with guac

Day 3
B: 2 eggs fried in EVOO, homemade turkey sausage (recipe below), blackberries
L: turkey cold cuts, celery, guacamole, leftover kale
S: TBD (almonds, celery & guac more than likely)
D: leftover turkey tacos w/ guac

Can you tell I like guacamole? I must say, it's not the same without my Garden of Eatin' blue corn tortilla chips, but at least it's guac and satisfies my need for fat.  Right now, I know I am not eating enough.  I usually get full during my meal, but because I'm really not taking in as much as I should, I feel hungry shortly thereafter.  Or, it's just my body adjusting to the lack of bloat that grains and sugar cause.  I'm not really sure.  I know that compared to the example meal plans offered up to us  by Paleo'ers at the gym, my food intake is lacking.  As far as positive effects, not too much so far though I swear I already look leaner (especially in the stomach).

We'll see how the weekend goes.  The wine is going to be hard to resist, but I can do it.  I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...

Turkey Sausage
1 lb ground turkey (could also use pork)
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp each cumin, black pepper, nutmeg, oregano, red pepper flakes and ground ginger
1-1/2 tsp poultry seasoning (or 1/2 tsp each dried basil, thyme and sage)
1-1/2 tsp sea salt
1 egg, lightly beaten

Form into patties and cook on med heat.

1 comment:

Molly Hargather said...

i am so impressed. but could never do it! can't wait to hear more about how it's going!