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Paleo Challenge: Day 7 Check in

September 24, 2012

On Monday I started a challenge to try to follow the Paleo Diet 100% for 25 days. After 1 week I have managed to stay on track and have not cheated. The first couple days were really easy, I was feeling sick and didn’t have much of an appetite. Once I felt better I started doing intermittent fasting again (16 fast where I skip breakfast) and everything was going well. On Friday night I had several friends over for a BYOB wine tasting. Each person brings a bottle of wine and then tries everyone else bottle.

I decided to allow wine for my challenge, as it is one of my few vices a long with salted nuts and Trader Joe’s fruit leathers. Whenever I drink a lot of alcohol I always really want to cheat on paleo. I start craving salty food and junk food. Saturday was really hard to keep to my diet. Every time I drove by a fast food restaurant I started fantasizing about junk food from that restaurant.

I managed to avoid giving in to my cravings but I did buy a package of salted macadamia nuts and a ton of fruit leathers. The fruit leathers, while technically paleo acceptable cause they are made from dried fruit, are a little on the cheating side since they have a lot of sugar in them. I think it is fine to eat one or two a day but I ate like 20 of them in the past 24 hours (at 50 calories each). I also ate almost the entire container of macadamia nuts which is 8 oz.

Although I didn’t cheat at all this week and followed paleo, I didn’t do a very good job with weight loss. I imagine I am about even in terms of weight. Next week will be a lot better. I will make sure I avoid drinking excess amounts of alcohol to avoid craving junk food. This morning I weighted in at 175.5, my goal for next week is to drop down at least 1.5 pounds.

  1. For me it is calorie balance, whether you are eating paleo or low-carb or low-fat. I rarely buy nuts because I will just keep grabbing a handful here and a handful there!

    • It is good that you avoid nuts, they can be very addictive and the calories add up quickly. They are also high in omega 6 which is increases inflammation.

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