Ok, ok, ok…we broke another Whole30 Rule today. In addition to not weighing yourself, you aren’t supposed to count calories. But, we had a major sister crisis on Day 4: Sarah had suffered dizziness and nausea for two days straight and Caitlin and I wondered if she was getting enough to eat. So she tweaked two things: she made sure to get extra protein earlier in the day (like an egg for breakfast) and spent Day 5 counting calories to make sure she was getting close enough to 1200. She wasn’t.
Believe it or not, it’s actually kinda hard to get the recommended daily dose of calories on Paleo. That’s another reason I love Paleo. Anytime I’m hungry, I can eat. And chances are – I’m still going to be at a good calorie intake for the day. We have found that if you think you need more calories – add bananas, sweet potatoes, or….wait for it… BACON! Yes, you can have BACON! If you need something lighter, stick to greens like spinach and arugula or light fruits like apples, plums, and our favorite right now – naval oranges.
Here’s what Day 5 looked like:
Friday, August 23rd
B – 2 eggs over hard, bacon (2 pieces)
L – Salad with black olives, grapes, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, and chicken, a banana
D – Baked skinless, boneless chicken breast, burnt okra, and sautéed spinach
S – raw veggies – carrots, tomatoes, bell pepper, half a handful of nuts, peach and nuts in almond milk
B – Grapefruit
L – Spinach and arugula salad with cucumbers, boiled eggs, and evoo and balsamic vinegar dressing. Strawberries, blueberries, and almonds
D – Steak stir fry with peppers and asparagus, mashed garlic cilantro cauliflower
S – Bananas, blueberries, and almonds in almond milk
B – Banana, almond milk, and walnuts
L – Cilantro turkey burger, sweet potato fries, and plantains
D – Leftover turkey burger and salad