Whole30 – Day 12: Ssam Pork

Whoa super sleep-in – slept too late and missed my Pilates class dammit. Body still detoxing I think as I’m feeling a bit tired and head-achy today. Put on my skinny jeans this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find they were less tight. Let’s just say they were well on the muffin-toppy side 12…

Whole30 – Day 11: paleo restrictive?

One thing Paleo gets critisised for is being a restrictive diet – because yes we are cutting out whole food groups here. But the thing is I really don’t feel like I am denying myself food. I feel like I’m actually eating a lot, and I’m generally feeling really satisfied by these meals, so that…

Whole30 – Day 10: Eeep Butter!

Whole30 fail.  I just ate some hollandaise sauce…. So breakfast this morning was out with some workmates before the daily grind.  The new gastro-pub down the road was offering FREE breakfast as a promotion for  their kitchen opening.  The breakfast menu was somewhat limited – lots of bread, gluten-ified fritters, bircher muesli, etc – not…

Whole30 – Day 9: Biggest Loser!

Lots of yummy leftovers to eat today!  Still looking for the 3.30pm sweet fix, but seem to be able to manage it for now. Meal 1 – breakfast frittata with ham and veg & small serve Eat Drink Paleo’s Chai Banana Porridge Meal 2 – roasted capsicum stuffed with lamb mince and Italian herbs with beans and spinach Snack…

Whole30 – Day 8: Taking Stock

So with my first week down I took a few moments today to reflect on progress: do I feel any different? have my energy levels changed? is the paleo way of eating difficult? do I enjoy the food? am I having cravings? what am I missing out on? It is probably too early in the…

Whole30 – Day 7: Coffee Expo!

I had to work at an important event this morning (Event Manager by day), so quickly made Eat Drink Paleo’s Chai Banana Porridge before heading out the door. The porridge tasted good and made my belly warm, but I felt it was just too nutty and didn’t feel like finishing the serving.  I grabbed a…

Whole30 – Day 6: Feeling Alright

I made some really delicious meals today – although only remembered to take a photo of lunch before chowing down. Here is what I hoarded and prepared: Meal 1 – zucchini & bacon fritters with onion relish from Eat Drink Paleo.  These were seriously delicious.  I varied the recipe by using coconut flour instead of…

Whole30 – Day 5:

Day off work sick today – Paleo flu/ cold/ bad back = cranky Holly. After a quick frittata (egg, ham, zucchini, tomato) made by hubby before he left for work, I curled up on the couch with a hot water bottle, some tissues and the new Eat Drink Paleo e-cookbook.  Irey from Eat Drink Paleo has…

Whole30 – Day 4: Turkish Breakfast Plate

Five-ish years ago when I traveled Turkey,  I ate a traditional Turkish breakfast most days: eggs (usually boiled, although scrambled in fancy establishments), olives, tomato, cucumber, bread, butter & jam.  It was easy and satisfying, although I do think we got bored of it after 3 weeks. Today I took inspiration from this traditional meal and came up with…

Whole 30 – Day 3

Feeling a bit rubbish today, but can’t tell if it is the Paleo transition or the cold, or both. I skipped coffee this morning and had a lemon water to sooth the sore throat.  Then made a mish mash hash of ham, zucchini, spinach, tomato and 1x egg (last one left!).  Was pretty tasty, but…

Whole30 – Day 2: Sick? Hungry!

Last night I had a weird dream that I was searching for Stepsils – I woke up with a sore throat, weird.  Anyway downed some vitamins (turns out they are paleo!) and  made another delicious breakfast before heading out the door… But by 10.30am I was starving, and this continued all day – hungry again a…

Whole 30 – Day 1 Easy Peasey

Today was pretty easy; I ate lots of delicious whole foods, generally felt satisfied, and my energy levels were fairly good….until mid afternoon.  I intended to eat only 3x main meals as suggested in the Whoe30 program, however by 3.30pm I was hungry and slightly irritable – clearly missing an afternoon coffee/snack/chocolate. Today I ate:…