Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 2

Day 2

Off to a great start!  Day 2 is done and even though I had some crazy hunger this afternoon I still stuck with it.  I am even getting back into the kitchen and starting to cook again.  I am not one to enjoy cooking but I feel I should so, I have been getting better and better at it over the last 4 years.  I definitely have not been cooking since the baby was born and it is time I started again!

2 scrambled eggs
Banana
Orange
Chicken Breast and avocado
1 paleo coconut cupcake
6 slices salami
1 coconut water
celery
1/4 apple
almonds
cashews
3 BBQ ribs (leftovers)
slow cooker lamb shank
quinoa
cucumber tomato salad

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day 4

Day 4

Wow! I am already feeling the effects of cutting processed carbs!  I definitely need to make sure I am getting in enough good carbs however and so I have been eating fruit, potatoes, and yes I will admit that I have had rice as well.  Last night I was light headed and having problems thinking clearly. Crazy I know... But that is what detoxing will do to you.  Your system is so used to running poorly on what you have been putting into your body that when you clean it up, it takes time for your body to remember how to work with the right nutrients.  So, I ate rice with my dinner of Steak and Kale/Brussel Sprout stir fry.  Regardless I am still processed carb free and dairy free and I plan on continuing to be strong and do my best to stay as clean as I can.  Perhaps I am not doing the cleanse to the full extent of the term but I have cut some serious toxins out of my diet and so my 30 days continues.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

30 Day Paleo Challenge While Breastfeeding

30 days of being Paleo and while Breastfeeding: DAY 1

Today starts day 1 of my 30 day Paleo challenge.  It has been almost 7 months since the baby was born and I am finally taking the plunge and getting clean.  My husband and I are both going to take on this challenge and I am certainly happy to have a partner to do this with.  I know that the next 30 days will not be easy and that I am going to have to detox (which will certainly not be fun while having to run after a 7 month old) but I am starting off positive and am ready to feel great!

My biggest concern with the challenge is in regards to my milk supply.  I am currently breastfeeding my little one and I don't want to put my supply at risk.  This might sound crazy to some of you but when you are breastfeeding a baby and your supply drops drastically, it is incredibly difficult to get it back up to where it needs to be in order to give your child all of the calories he needs for the day.  My breastfeeding goal is 1 year and I want to avoid formula if possible.

So, how am I going to attempt to keep my supply up without eating wheat and other processed carbs (that I have noticed after I eat them, my supply will be super high)?  I am going to make sure I am getting in enough calories every day as well as make sure I am eating enough Paleo friendly carbs like fruit, sweet potatoes, etc.

I know this won't be easy because I have already done it before but because I have experience with this cleanse I know I can do it and be successful.  Wish me luck!

Day 1
2 hard boiled eggs
1 plum
1 banana
carrots and celery
grilled chicken/ veggies/ guacamole/ salad
1 paleo coconut cupcake
almonds / cashews
5 salami slices
left over BBQ ribs and chicken (homemade paleo BBQ sauce)
Asparagus
roasted fingerling potatoes
1 paleo coconut cupcake