Since finding out I have fructose malabsorption, and adjusted my diet accordingly, I thought the weight I put on last year would just start to drop off….it hasn’t. My doctor also thought the weight would start to drop off…surprise!
It has been suggested to me (by my doctor, nutritionist and friend) that I try to reduce my carb intake, especially in the evening. I’ve decided to try the Paleo challenge.
My husband had great results on South Beach, but I gained weight during Phase 1. Yes, I thought that should be impossible too. But that was years ago, before I knew all of my food restrictions.
It will be a bit tough going Paleo since I can’t eat large amounts of vegetables. But I’m going to give it a try.
- eggs and cheese for breakfast (cooked in butter),
- homemade chicken salad for lunch (made with grilled chicken thighs, leeks, and homemade mayo),
- hamburger with cheese and roasted broccoli (1/4 cup) and yellow squash (1/4 cup) for dinner.
- Snacks included another hamburger patty, and some peanuts. Oh and a Bubbies dill pickle. I’ve found that I can tolerate fermented cucumbers much better than I can raw cucumbers. (So glad I love Bubbies, but I do miss raw cucumber…perhaps some day.)
I hope that will get me through for the day.
I may not know all the rules for going Paleo, but I think what I’ve done is pretty close.
All my meat and eggs are from local, pasture raised sources. Even the cheese I ate today was local. The broccoli was organic, but I don’t think it was local. The squash was local and organic.
I will not be eating any grains, fruit, or potatoes during the first couple of weeks at least. (I know you can have some fruit on the Paleo diet, but since I have troubles with fructose I decided to forego the fruit for a while.) Trying to keep this low carb.
Have any of you done the Paleo Challenge? Any success?
Today I’m still feeling very lethargic, and had a migraine start but aborted it with meds. (these are not new symptoms so I wouldn’t think they have anything to do with how I ate today)
I also had diarrhea today, but that was probably because of things eaten before today.