Friday, May 9, 2014

My Fish Dinner ~ Paleo Diet


Doing well with my Whole30. Tonight's dinner was wild caught salmon and steamed swiss chard.
It was yummy.
The first week was interesting. For several days my tummy was out of control.  I had headaches, my brain left me in a muddled fog for one whole day.  I knew from reading the book It Starts With Food that this was part of the detox and more or less of it to be expected.  I expected the full whammy as I am in such crappy shape going into this.  I began feeling better toward the end of the week. I am still having headaches in the evening, but they are mild and go away when I drink a couple glasses of water.  So maybe I am just thirsty.
Surprises I have had.
*   I like my coffee black.
*   I love my greens at breakfast
*   I am thinking those greens need some hot pepper flakes (yes at 7am I thought this)
*   I have survived without eating late at night
*   I have not been shove it in my face hungry. No not once.
*   I have not had hypoglycemia in days.
*   I have not missed dairy as much as I thought I would.
I have learned that I have to watch the nuts. Food without breaks for me.  It pays to be attentive and listen to my body.

While all this was going on this week a very special patient of mine gave me my annual gift of Marmalade.

He is now 92 years old and he makes this himself from the citrus fruits that grow in his yard.  He said this time he has a special surprise in it!  Not sure what that is. He likes to mix a variety of oranges, lemons, grapefruits.  I know I can't taste it while I am on the Whole30 but if I do reintroduce sugar into my diet at some point I will give it a taste.  I am just happy to have his gift and look at how pretty it is.


Sarah said...

Aunt Anne, Red Pepper Flakes! YES! I love them in the morning. Red Pepper Flakes and Parsley on egg whites have carried me into happy places! Love you!!!

Araignee said...

That all looks so incredibly yummy! I am a big marmalade fan even though I never have any because I can never finish a jar of anything anymore and it's such a waste that I am too cheap to buy it.

dianne said...

looks like you have embraced your new eating lifestyle. good for you. keep it up. xoxo

J ekrdoodle said...

I have been wondering how you were doing. It is interesting and I have been thinking about the process.
That salmon does look Nummy!!

Toni said...

Anne, this is so inspiring! I am so happy for you and so envious of your positive enthusiasm! Great photo of the delicious looking dinner! And that beautiful marmalade can be the prize!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Good for you! Red pepper flakes will speed up your metabolism so go for it! Think of how much more energy you will have to thrift when you get in shape!!!