If you told me a week ago that i would be HAPPILY having Black coffee i would of laughed in your face!
But here i am up at 6am having black coffee with no sugar.
I didn't think i could do this way of eating but i have to be honest and tell you that i have enjoyed the whole process! There is a lot more cooking involved but it makes you really plan out each meal and the one thing hubby and i have noticed is that we don't have to snack in between meals.
I thought the cutting out of milk and sugar would be the deal breaker but we have found substitutes for milk which have been Almond milk in our coffees and coconut milk in our smoothies.
One thing i have been notorious for is not having breakfast and i would find if i did have any breakfast i would be hungry at 10 am anyway but on this food plan i have realised it is all about eating the right food. Cereal just doesnt cut it but having a morning frittata or Kumera hashbrowns and eggs makes a huge difference.
Lunches have been a challenge especially in the first few days but once we got into routine we realised that having left over dinner was the key.
Dinners were a breeze as we usually eat that way normally.
We have still been doing our training as well nothing has changed. I did feel very light headed on Saturday morning when i was at Fun n Fitness and i realised it was because i had no breakfast. (i used to have no breakfast before training as it used to make me feel sick) So now i know i will need to eat at least a banana before training.
So after a week Hubby and i hopped on the scales and were blown away with our results
Hubby 3kg Loss
ME 2.4kg Loss
Bring on Week 2!
I couldn't sleep last night. I was very nervous. Its silly really but the thought of not having my morning coffee was driving me crazy. I don't think i could cope so i was up late and when i woke up i was seriously in a bad way.... you know those mornings where you cant focus and everything is still blurry!
So my first move was to have a coffee...... with Milk and Sugar (not a great start)
With my beautiful coffee Zapping me awake and making me functional i was able to have our first breakfast.
I made Kumera and Courgette Hasbrowns with bacon and eggs on the side! It was beautiful!
Lunch was roasted veges with salad.
With this morning coffee disaster i decided to head out and try to find better coffee and Almond milk..... With both on board i rushed home and heated up our coffee to give it a whirl. Both jason and i stood in the kitchen putting our coffee together and slowly we both attempted it.................... No sugar and with Almond milk and we both said " hmmm nutty" It was a funny moment.
So now that our coffee situation is solved we are heading toward dinner like a steam train and we are having Chicken with salad and Cauliflower mash ( i have heard many people rave about this so i am giving it a try tonight)
So day one was a rocky start but we came out on TOP!
I have been trying so hard to lose weight. Last year i was counting calories and it drove me nuts! All i would do all day was think about food and how many calories each item had.
Then at the beginning of the year i decided to try Weight Watchers. I have lost weight on WW before but this time i struggled. I think the whole keeping track was doing my head in. So i stopped and since then i haven't lost any weight.
My personal trainer had been telling me about Paelo for a few months but i refused to take it up... it just looked too stressful but over the last month i have been talking to others in the community online and have found so many people that have benefited in this way of lifestyle.
What is a Paleo diet?
Mother Nature has provided us humans with Natural Foods for human consumption. The natural foods are basic to the human biology and digestive system. Natural foods are what make us healthier and maintain a proper weight level. This is the basic philosophy of Paleo Diet.
These natural basic foods are what make up The Paleo Diet. This diet is based on foods designed by nature not a food processing plant or chemical lab. Fatty foods with preservatives and chemicals are not what the human body is designed to eat.. It is getting back to the basic foods our bodies are designed to eat. This diet restores your energy, creates a healthier body and strengthen the immune system.
NO SUGAR, NO DAIRY, NO PASTA, NO RICE, NO BREAD, NO GRAINS......NO NO NO
Both my husband and i are going to try this. So i will keep you up to date on how we go.
So anyone who has done Paelo please let me know. Any food ideas are great appreciated.