"We are born to be fit, strong, and healthy." Robb Wolf

October 30, 2010

Day 30

Post your meals for the day in comments section.


Jen F. said...

Ha ha!! Made it! One glass of wine and not till dinner, which was served at 9.45 pm.

cheese omelet, tomato slices, sausages, grapes, coffee + cream

pork + chicken + broccoli

1 box of raspberries, grapes, cheese

pork, roasted sweet potatoes + purple beets, 1 glass red wine

Dan McD said...

Congratulations on making it through the party without cracking. And Happy Anniversary.

I am looking forward to when I can out for dinner and not worry about what I cannot eat.

Mar said...

Amazing Jen!!! Hope you guys had an awesome time!

italian sausage (no bad stuff), peaches warmed in coconut butter, few nuts

cuke salad with chicken (cukes, red pepper, parsley, olive oil & black pepper), few carrots, few nuts and some mac nut butter.

coconut lime soup (chicken, tomato, mushrooms), veg red curry (no rice, didn't eat the beans)

cuke salad & chicken, nuts for dinner.

Had the most amazing tea yesterday!
sample of toasted walnut, coco chai rooibos & pumpkin chai!!!
who needs dessert with flavors like this.

Jaime said...

Congrats Jen! Will of steel!!! Happy Anniversary as well! I'm sure you guys had a great time last night!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 c. raspberries, 1 tsp coconut butter, coffee with almond milk

Ran 5K in the blustering, cold wind at Fort Henry! :)

Post run: banana, protein powder with water

Lunch: steak & eggs, steamed veg, black coffee

Snack: roast beef, orange, pistachios, vanilla & hazelnut tea with almond milk - yum!

Dinner: tried to make paleo pizza crust with coconut flour - the MOST disgusting thing I've ever made by far! hahaha I didn't have Dawson's recipe, so improvised using the one with almond meal. It was disgusting! So, only ate a bit of the crust and just the toppings. Brutal. I'm not going to ruin one of my favourite foods by messing with the crust! I can wait until I can eat the real thing! :)

Linds said...

pre run- 1 egg, few brazil nuts

post run/lunch- steak and eggs, steamed veg

snack- egg whites, applesauce, strawberries with coconut mlik

handful of nuts a bit later..wasn't very hungry thought I better eat something

Linds said...

Sorry, forgot post run was egg whites and sweet potato

Dawson said...

All of you who are talking about eating what you want when this challenge is over, it is quite disappointing. You have rid your body of unnecessary toxins and your body is undoubtedly thanking you for allowing it to repair itself. A lot of you have expressed joy in the fact that you no longer have the ups & downs during the day when it comes to energy levels. And some of you have also mentioned that you are no longer bloated. And I'm sure all of you looking friggin' awesome! So why would you want to throw this away? Obviously you can live without the foods that have been eliminated from your old diets. Why introduce them back in?

It's just disheartening to hear all this. You have come so far and have improved yourselves in so many categories.

Dawson said...

Linds... Where are the egg yolks? By not eating the yolks you are devoiding yourself from all of the B vitamins, good fat, and folate. Yes egg whites are packed full of protein but the aforementioned goodness found in yolks are not present in egg whites.

Linds said...

I just thought I was eating too many eggs? Thought maybe all the fat was too much...no?!

Jen F. said...

Hi everyone--thanks!! We had a great time and it really wasn't a problem at all! There may be something to this....

As per Dawson: I can honestly say that at this point I have absolutely no desire to eat another piece of bread or pasta again. I don't even have any cravings for sugar and have actually become quite used to eating like this. In many respects, it isn't really different from the way I "used to" eat, minus the indulgences.

However, it is really difficult for busy people who travel and I think that while I intend to stick to it post challenge, I'm not always going to put myself thru the pressure that comes from trying to stick to it 100%. For instance, there are times when I simply didn't eat because of some unexpected event that made it impossible for me to seek out "approved" foods. I know that it can be a slippery slope at times--if you let some foods back in some of the time, it can be an easy ride towards relinquishing the dietary principles altogether. I think it's important for those who want to continue to maintain the principles of the diet and formulate an intention to move forward with this as a lifestyle, but inflexibility can bring compliance challenges too.

Martha said...

Hey Dawson,

I can appreciate your post on not going back to old eating habits. I'm one of those who's lost the pregnant belly and am not bloated anymore - which I'd like to keep.

But, I also love food and I'm thinking I'll be adding certain things in moderation back to my diet.

I'm not going to go crazy and starting consuming all those foods I've eliminated - but a treat everyone now and then, whether it's a slice of pizza, a hunk of cheese or a few pieces of amazing chocolate, will likely keep me eating on this path and the cravings at bay.

I will be adding milk & butter back in & we've discussed that! haha.

I'm also not going to turn down a few desserts at christmas.
Can't see myself eating too many grains & breads after this though.

Anonymous said...

Very well said Foster!!! Glad you guys had a great time last night!

Martha said...

Would also like to add that I have lbs of mini of chocolate bars & some halloween chips sitting here & I haven't been tempted by them at all!

Jaime said...

I agree with Marth and Jen... I'm enoying the way I'm feeling and looking, so I'm not planning on going back to my 'old ways'. I think the odd treat, like a slice of pizza, every once in a while is ok.

I'm not craving sugar as much as I used to and my energy levels are definitely a lot more stable.

Sometimes it can be difficult to plan meals properly and I think that has been one of the biggest challenges. You certainly don't feel like you're not eating enough, well, I don't anyways, and being able to eat things like avocado, coconut milk, nuts, etc fill you right up and satisfy your hunger.

So Dawson, I may say I can't wait to have a real slice of pizza - and I can't - but it isn't going to happen often! I'm planning on sticking to this way of eating - mostly by still eliminating sugars, processed crap and grains for the most part. If I do indulge, it'll be the exception, not the norm!

Dan McD said...

Breakfast - Salad, turkey, 2 eggs, apple, pear & pecans

Early-Lunch - Pork chops, spaghetti squash and broccoli

Snack - Coffee, almonds, pecans and dried apple.

Dinner - Masala fish with tomato paste, onions, cilantro, lemon juice and spices, glass of red wine, salad, butternut squash, spaghetti squash and a coffee.

Snack - Salad with almond slices and olive oil.

Dan McD said...

Hi Dawson, I have no plans to go back to the way I was eating before but I would like to be able to occasionally enjoy certain foods that I miss. I do not want an A&W Burger or fried chicken, but I would like to be able to use flour and rice in my cooking.

I have enjoyed challenging myself to keep certain foods out but I lack the motivation to stick with it. Here are things I will follow:
-Stick to Black Coffee
-Allow myself sugar at most once per day.
-Drink water throughout the day. No Juice. Milk only after workouts.
-Eat salad often and keep plenty of squash in the cupboard.

That is all I can think of for now.

Dawson said...

My main concerns are grains and sugar (table sugar, glucose, fructose, artificial sweeteners, etc).

By consuming any type of grain you are not allowing your body to be able to absorb essential and vital nutrients properly. Sure some will be assimilated but others will just pass through the lining of the gut right into "no man's land" where they will be engulfed by cells that protect the body from foreign invaders. And this is how auto-immune diseases develop.

Sugar is a great breeding ground for bacteria in the body. The sugar provides nourishment and they thrive in the dark and warmth. As well, sugar triggers the dreaded insulin response.

All of you have taken a great leap forward and have come a long way with your nutrition decisions. That is something to be proud of. Sure indulging every now and then helps keep the mind sane but you have to make good choices. For example, instead of adding table sugar to your coffee or tea, use honey or another natural sweetener. NOT AGAVE!!! It's all about controlling insulin levels. Insulin levels stay down, all of your vital organs perform more efficiently and your overall health improves. That is key. Sure it may be a little more expensive right now but think of all the money you won't be spending on prescription drugs. Those are pricey.

I definitely don't have a problem with dairy going back in the diet. It does contain good nutrients and vitamins and fat for energy. And it provides additional calories that may be required to maintain weight. But consume in moderation because it does irritate the lining of the gut.

Amanda said...

Breaky: turkey bacon, two egg veggie omelette (kale, orange peppers, celery); black tea

Snack: melon, blueberry, almonds, turkey bacon

Lunch: leftovers from Breaky

Snack: apple with almond butter, pumpkins seeds

Supper: chicken, salad, broccoli strifry; apple crisp; chai tea

Amanda said...

Thanks Dawson for all your help and amazing knowledge. This challenge has been exactly, what seems like, we all needed/ wanted. My perspective on certain foods and dietary requirements has completely changed!

I don't know about everyone else, but I can't believe only less then two weeks is left!

Amy L said...

Breaky- 2 eggs
Lunch- turkey meatballs, coffee
Snack- beef jerky
Supper- beef patty with mustard, sweet potato fries
Snack- choco coconut bars- recipe from mark's daily apple, coconut butter