Part of doing paleo is learning (through trial and error) what works for you by listening to your body. How have you been listening to your body this past week? Have you not been losing weight? Not sleeping b/c you’re not tired at night? Are you feeling sluggish during the day?
Take week 2 as an opportunity to experiment a little more with your diet and exercise. Not losing weight? Try eating a little less or increasing your intake of vegetables and decreasing the meat. Hit the track or head over to the W&L pool for a few laps. Not sleeping well? Leave a few hours between dinner and sleep to digest food. Adjust the temperature so it’s a little colder at night. Feeling sluggish during the day? Try a different meal for breakfast and make sure you have enough to eat.
If week 1 wasn’t working for you…do something about it.
If week 1 did work for you, take note of what worked and how your body is reacting. If you we’re eating absolute crap food before then you are probably losing weight around the waist and your face may look thinner. You might not be able to tell but your coworkers probably can.
Has anyone had the pleasure of defending the paleo and Crossfit lifestyle at work? What a delight that is. You’ll catch more shit than people eating processed food and people will think wods are either insane or look unbelievably easy.
What are we making this week?
Tonight I’ve already made a breakfast casserole for the week. This time I used frozen spinach, chorizo sausage, zucchini, carrots and onions (see week 1 for the recipe). I’m working on a modified version of spaghetti squash bolognese (w/o the squash), slow cooked leg of lamb and as a recovery meal (for the giant) mashed sweet potato and bacon.
Veggie and Meat Bolognese (Practical Paleo p280)
3 zucchini, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 can of coconut milk
Salt & pepper to taste
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
1/4 lb buffalo liver, finely chopped
Simmer the meat together till cooked, add the coconut milk and salt & pepper and cook for a few min. Add the veggies and cook on medium low for another 20 min. Done.
Mediterranean Lamb Roast (Practical Paleo p320)
4 lbs leg of lamb
2 onions, quartered
4 carrots, chopped
1/4 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup olive brine
32 oz can of tomatoes
Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook between 6-10 hours.