Where do I begin?

Let’s get started! Day 1

After a week of not following Paleo it is time to get back to it! The first thing I do is throw out any “bad” food I have accumulated in my fridge/cupboards this past week. I know it may be harder for you guys but if you can try to get rid of all of the bad things it helps with temptation and if you can’t then try your best to avoid it. I encourage you to get the whole family on board and get that CRAP out of the house.

Next, in order for me to follow a food routine I cannot feel like I am being restricted and I have to have a goal. So first things first, I set a date and a weight goal. For example this time around my date is August 3rd, by August 3rd I want to be 195lbs. I am currently 209.6 so that gives me 27 days to lose 14.6 lbs which I think is reachable if I focus and follow what I am suppose to do for the full 27 days. Yes I will get cravings along the way but I tell myself that if I can follow the 27 days then I can eat whatever I want that I am still craving once my 27 days is up. Once I complete my 27 days I have my binge day if I still want it and then its on to the next goal! I am motivated by results and when people can see my results it motivates me even more!

Now that I have my goal set it’s time to meal plan and go grocery shopping. My situation is a little different than most of yours 75% of my week I am by myself and I work a crazy schedule. I try to cook large meals so that I have enough for breakfast or lunch the following day. The crock pot is my best friend!

A typical grocery list for me would include these basics:

Breakfast:

  • Grain free, Cage free Eggs (I find eggs gross so I do not skimp on this)
  • Bacon or breakfast sausage
  • Chicken sausage

Fruit: (Yes I eat A LOT of fruit! I have never heard of anyone getting fat from fruit)

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • 2 Apples

Snacks:

  • Nuts- Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Mix, whatever you want (Just No PEANUTS)
  • Apple Sauce
  • Dried Fruit- With no sugar added
  • Carrots
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Larabars (these are my saviors)

Then I have to decide what meals I’m cooking and this week I decided to make these two recipes and some baked chicken legs:

So I add all of the ingredients I need to the list and I’m off to the store. These three Meals should last me most of the week since I am going home this weekend for the Twins graduation party (Challenge #1 of my 27 days)

Lunch:

Let me introduce you to the Paleo Joint!! I buy 2 lunch meats, a combination of turkey, ham, chicken, and salami whatever I am feeling that week and a cheese of my choice. (the more you limit dairy the faster you will lose weight)

Once I have my meat and my 1/2 slice of cheese layed out I take a veggie like a carrot stick or a piece of yellow pepper place it on one end and roll it up! and there you have it a Paleo Joint or a Deli meat roll up, whatever you want to call it! I usually take 2 of these, an apple sauce, and a piece of fruit for lunch.

Throughout the day I will snack on nuts, pork rinds, jerky (with no sugar added) or veggies.

That is day 1 in a nut shell! Next thing we know it’ll be day 27 and 14 lbs down!

I hope I didn’t leave anything out and this helps you on where to begin. Take it one day at a time. Snack as much as you want if it makes you not eat something bad! Also, coffee helps me a lot to curb my cravings.

Keep me updated on your progress and I will continue to update the blog with new information.

Love,

Carla

<>Eat Real Food<>