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:
- Meal 1 – 2x scrambled eggs in coconut oil, piece ham, 1/2 avocado and tomato salsa with olive oil and balsamic drizzle – all layered up on a bed of baby spinach. The meal was yummy and filling although cooking a full meal in the morning means I can’t rush out the door quiet so quickly. I found the coconut oil a little too overpowering for the eggs, so must find clarified butter when next at the supermarket. I also had a black coffee (usually drink white) which was surprisingly good
- Meal 2 – large piece of the Moussaka I cooked last night – eggplant, lamb mince, tomato based sauce and coconut milk. Really satisfying and filling for a few hours – but then I was hungry again – maybe not enough protein? Also had a green tea
- Snack – small banana, handful of nuts
- Meal 3 – pan-fried salmon fillet with kale and broccoli
Overall today went well, although I think I need to add more protein in my lunch to fill me up so as to avoid afternoon snacking. I’m guessing it will take a few days for the ‘paleo flu’ to set in, so maybe I have a few days before I start feeling rubbish?