Paleo Diet Progress Report
I know I have stopped doing daily Paleo diet journal updates. The fact is, there wasn’t much to report. I am sticking to the plan and everything is going well. I have just finished my third week and I have lost a total of 9 pounds. Yay! One more pound and I am half way through the 150s! I expect to hit the 140’s next month. Then I will only have about 10-15 pounds left to go.
The nice thing is that I am not finding this diet to be much of a challenge. I get all the food I want and because there is fat in the diet, I don’t feel the least bit deprived. I have been creative in coming up with Paleo diet alternatives for the things I crave. Oh…Paleo crackers! These were so quick and easy to make and they get you through those salty potato chip cravings. I will post that recipe today. They only take about 10 minutes to make and are pure protein! Make a bunch up in different flavors and your snack-attacks will always be under control.
My grocery shopping is getting easier too. I simply stick to the outside isles of the store because that is where the fresh foods, meats, eggs and dairy are located. I only venture into the inner isles for the health food section when I need to stock up on almond flour, coconut milk, etc. It sure makes shopping much faster too. I no longer get cravings when I walk by the bakery section, actually I feel a little repulsed which is kind of amazing really. LOL I would have thought it would take longer to stop craving the Paleo diet forbidden foods but after just 3 weeks those seem to be gone.
Paleo Diet Tip:
One thing I discovered is Japanese sweet potatoes. These are white fleshed as opposed to the orange fleshed ones we are used to. The skins are more of a purplish-red. You would be hard pressed not to think you had potatoes on your plate with this variety. They taste very much like a potato but are just a bit sweeter.
They are typically a lot smaller than regular sweet potatoes so they are better portion sized. I have cooked these up and mashed them and passed them off as potatoes and no one is the wiser. LOL They actually commented on how good the potatoes were. So if you are missing your potatoes, go for these babies instead.
I plan to use these for potato salad in the summer time and I am thinking I can likely come up with a Paleo scalloped potato recipe too!
I did finally make the Paleo bread and it turned out reasonably well, just a little more tweaking to do but i will have that for you here soon. Really it didn’t feel like a fake (as some Paleo recipe substitutes do) because it turned out like real bread. I just need to get the loaf pan size right and I have a few ideas for different flour combinations before I am satisfied it is the best it can be. Then I’ll post it.
So how is YOUR Paleo diet experience going? Leave me a comment and share some tips, triumphs or problems.
- paleo scalloped potatoes