Day One: Spinach omelette with two eggs and one egg white, chopped cherry tomatoes. Chicken salad. Almonds. Huge tuna salad. Day Two: Spinach scramble, salsa. Chicken salad. Turkey slices, gem lettuce, guacamole. Salmon, asparagus, balsamic vinegar. Day Three: Scrambled egg, spring onion, wholemeal toast. Chicken salad. Graze pistachios. Salmon, asparagus, balsamic vinegar. Day Four: Scrambled egg, wholemeal toast. Salmon salad. Greek yogurt, strawberries, honey. Chicken, asparagus, balsamic vinegar. Day Five: Scrambled egg, wholemeal toast, spring onion. Tuna salad. Greek yogurt, blueberries, honey. Chicken, roasted vegetables.
This was my first week attempting to eat a modified version of Paleo. I say modified because I will still eat yogurt, almond and soy milk as well as a little feta cheese and none of these are allowed on a true Paleo menu (I say menu because I hate the word diet). As you can see though, I didn’t do so well and caved in to eating wholemeal toast on 3 days. This was because towards the end of the week I did struggle with the idea of not having carbs. Although I was getting my carbs from fruit and vegetables, I have been brought up to believe that the main sources of carbohydrates are things like potatoes, bread, pasta and rice. I found it hard to try and change my mentality in one week and kept thinking ‘I can’t believe I’m not eating carbs’. This week wasn’t smooth sailing, but I’m ready to start a new week!