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

October 07, 2010

Day 7

Post your meals for the day in comments section.

28 comments:

Dan said...

Is anyone else getting tired of having to justify the nutrition challenge to friends and family? And why it is OK to cut out entire food groups?

Amy L said...

Yes, especially grains. Everyone keeps asking me about where my fibre is coming from without grains. However there are others who do think it is a good idea. And others who admit that they are jealous of the discipline required to stick to the challenge.

Linds said...

YES! At work the other day I got asked if/why I always eat "all fucked up"...I just stopped trying to explain!

Jen F. said...

Ha ha!! You just have to ask those peeps whether they think that everyone else around them in this society is eating "properly" and otherwise maintaining a healthy lifestyle...heart disease, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, obesity, Alzheimer's/dementia, exhaustion, stress....

Kait said...
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Kait said...

I feel like a bit of a radical! But I'm reading Robb Wolf's new book The Paleo Solution so I have something to respond when people say "That's unhealthy because ...". Good read, especially if you're interested in the "Why's".

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of explaining that it's not a diet, but a lifestyle...I'm with you Linds- I've given up explaining.

Matt said...

Here's a paleo-esque recipe I've used in the past. It can be made into pancakes or cupcakes.

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sweetener (can you use Stevia? Whatever's acceptable)

For cupcakes, I will add cinnamon or pumpkin spice.

For pancakes, pre-bake some bacon and add a slice per side. They're good hot or cold. It is heaven, It makes this: http://imgur.com/15KCJ.jpg

Matt said...

By the way, Bulk Barn has the best price on almond flour.

Dan said...

I have given up trying to argue why this is healthier. In fact, I don't even try to explain why some foods are allowed and other are not.

I simply tell people it is a nutrition challenge to try and eat healthier. That's it, that's all. The less info I give them, the fewer questions I get.

Martha said...

I have the few people outside of CFK that know about it, wondering where I get my carbs & fibre!

Of course I have Jeff (Dawson) who is always trying to force chips, chocolate and all kinds of crap down my throat, and I just have to tell him that I prefer to eat meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds and a small amount of fruit and starch....sugarfree ;) hahaha

Linds said...

post wod- 2oz sweet potato, grilled chicken breast with red chili peppers

breaky- scrambled eggs with kale, onions, mushrooms (cooked in coconut oil)
- honeydew melon with a spoon of coconut butter

snack- few carrot sticks, 6 brazil nuts ..no protein, bad I know :(

lunch- lean ground chicken, mushrooms, onions, zucchini (cooked in avacado oil)
- brussel sprouts and a few macadamia nuts

spoonful of coconut butter (that I didn't need) .. but its amazing.

dinner- lean ground chicken, onions, mushrooms, and butternut squash with coconut oil.

Janet said...

Breakfast - banana, boiled egg, nuts
Lunch - mixed green salad with a chicken breast
Snack - roast beef, carrots, strawberries and nuts
Supper - spaghetti squash with tomatoes, green & red pepper, green onion, garlic and extra lean hamburger

martha said...

Food for today.
pre wod - mahi mahi (a few bite, hard to swallow at in the early am) & about 20mins later a baked apple with coconut butter & pecans

postwod: hamburger & banana

snack: apple, walnuts, hamburger

lunch: leftover soup (chicken & butternut squash), salad with chicken & guac.

snack: hamburger with guac, celery sticks, rest of baked apple

dinner, walnuts, salad with chicken, hamburger & guac, celery sticks

glass of wine, wishing it was a guinness....

not quite so hungry today, but still way too many cravings.

Mar said...

wow my English is horrible today. Super exhausted.

Jaime said...

Breakfast - 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, raspberries, coffee with almond milk

Snack - few macadamia nuts, apple, boiled egg

Lunch - roast turkey, piled of veggies, macadamia nuts & pecans

Snack - apple, nuts, egg

Dinner - steak, cucumber, 1 tbsp coconut butter (IT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING IN THE WORLD! lol), peppermint tea

Lots of water! Feeling great! Exhausted but that's due to lack of sleep! ;)

Still no wine... what's wrong with me? I thought for sure I'd be having the allowed glass per day!

Holland said...

Meal 1: 2 boiled eggs, 1 banana, blueberries, pecans.
Meal 2: raspberries, pecans.
Meal 3: spaghetti squash, ground beef with mushrooms, onions & tomato sauce.
Meal 4: shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, onions, coconut milk & red curry paste.
Meal 5: Pecan encrusted chicken (egg, almond flour), zucchini.
Meal 6 (Post WOD): protein shake with mango & banana; pumpkin seeds.

Dawson said...

Foster... I agree with what you are saying. However, I don't think I would ever bring that up in conversation. That is definitely the start of a confrontation. I'm sure you wouldn't say that to someone, but I'm just making sure that everyone is aware that this could put you at the losing end of a battle.

Kait... I've heard so many good things about Robb's book. I can't wait to get it myself and see what he has to say. He is a very intelligent man and has done his research.

Matt... For this challenge I have allowed the use of Stevia. But be careful about all that baking, even though you are not using wheat/grain products, you will still get an insulin response.

Martha... Funny as always.

Dawson said...

Foster... I agree with what you are saying. However, I don't think I would ever bring that up in conversation. That is definitely the start of a confrontation. I'm sure you wouldn't say that to someone, but I'm just making sure that everyone is aware that this could put you at the losing end of a battle.

Kait... I've heard so many good things about Robb's book. I can't wait to get it myself and see what he has to say. He is a very intelligent man and has done his research.

Matt... For this challenge I have allowed the use of Stevia. But be careful about all that baking, even though you are not using wheat/grain products, you will still get an insulin response.

Martha... Funny as always.

Dawson said...

Foster... I agree with what you are saying. However, I don't think I would ever bring that up in conversation. That is definitely the start of a confrontation. I'm sure you wouldn't say that to someone, but I'm just making sure that everyone is aware that this could put you at the losing end of a battle.

Kait... I've heard so many good things about Robb's book. I can't wait to get it myself and see what he has to say. He is a very intelligent man and has done his research.

Matt... For this challenge I have allowed the use of Stevia. But be careful about all that baking, even though you are not using wheat/grain products, you will still get an insulin response.

Martha... Funny as always.

Jen F. said...

Ha ha...needed 2 paper slips for this one...

-pre-WOD: 2 eggs with cheese, coffee with cream

-post-WOD: smoked salmon, cream cheese, 8 grape tomatoes, 1/2 avocado

-1 bowl homemade chicken soup with carrots, celery, kale, chicken, 1/2 can of tuna (plain), coffee with cream

-apple + other half of the avocado

-chicken stir fry with peppers, celery, onion

-steak (4 oz) with 2 oz cheese, 10 grape tomatoes, 10 grapes

-other half of the can of tuna, 1 glass red wine

--Dawson--thanks for your comments--very helpful--you are right that I wouldn't say that to peeps on the street but I since I counsel patients on nutrition, I can get away with a lot more in my treatment room and have always been a tough love sorta girl...:)

I also wanted to mention that I am sleeping much better, not as hungry as before, way clearer--no brain fog or mid day tired, although I do run out of steam in the eve around 9. I think things are generally reprogramming for the better.

The wine experiment is also interesting. I am used to imbibing a glass or two on most days of the week, with no discernable effect. However, I notice the sugar effect of the wine at nite after not having it all day, or even for the past week. The other nite I drank a glass of red, checked the blog and went off to bed. Something on the blog struck me as absolutely hilarious and I laughed hysterically--in bed--for about 20 minutes. Felt light headed and couldn't settle down for quite some time. My spouse, needless to say, got up and moved to the spare room....SUGAR RUSH!!!!! It's funny to think about how this "normal" reaction to sugar can be masked thru overconsumption...

Mike said...

Pre WOD - 2 boiled eggs, few walnuts

Post WOD - protein powder with water, apple sauce

Breakfast - 4 boiled eggs, apple. 1/2 cucumber

Lunch - chicken breast, broccoli, almonds

Dinner - 5 egg omelet with peppers and onions, asparagus, 1 tbsp olive oil

Snack - 1/2 chicken breast, almonds few carrot sticks.

Chicken is getting really old. Need to do some cooking this weekend.

Martha, thanks for mentioning Guiness! Ugh! I'd run over my mother for one. (not really)

Dan said...

Breakfast - Salad, Pecans, Orange, Stawberry, 2 soft boiled eggs and cottage cheese.

Snack - Almonds, banana, coffee with cream.

Lunch - Whole wheat pasta, veggies, green & red peppers, chicken and a bit of cheese.

Snack - almonds, apple and coffee with cream.

Dinner - Whole wheat pasta, rice, 1/2 chicken breast, a couple of potato chips.

Snack - 1/2 Chicken breast, dried fruit.

Linds said...

Mike- glad to see someone can eat as many eggs a day as I can ! Also....love the guiness/running over mother (but not really) comment haha.

Dan- potato chips? ! Are these made out of sweet potato?

Dan said...

Linds - I am on option A, I gave up potatoes and all that other good stuff today. Yesterday was my last treat.

Amy L said...

Breaky- 10 grape tomatoes,steak and egg omelette with red pepper, onions and mushrooms
Snack- mixed nuts and sunflower seeds, tuna salad
Lunch- Chicken wrap in romaine leaf with onions, peppers, celery, grape tomatoes and sunflower seeds
grapes
Snack- apple sliced with almond butter and dried coconut
Supper- Steak and 8 grape tomatoes

brad said...

i tell them i'm doing the caveman diet since a lot of people don't know what paleo means.

then i grunt.

breakfast - steak and egg omlette, banana, tea
snack - mixed nuts, seeds and berries
lunch - tea, chicken satay salad and fruit
snack - jerky and an apple
supper - cranberry chicken salad
1oz gin w/water and lime

work location : ottawa

Kait said...

3 fried eggs, unsweetened applesauce, tea

1 cup seafood jambalaya (last of it, finally!)
150g steak
cooked broccoli and mushrooms
dried apricots
tea (lots)
Mixed berry souffle (recipe yesterday)

Pre WOD: 1c meatloaf
Post WOD: whey shake with water and berries

1/2 pecan and hazelnut encrusted chicken breast
2 test 2 muffins with apple butter