*** today was difficult! After eating more carbohydrates than usual last weekend (because of the gluten-free bread and pancakes I was served at the B&B), eating cheese and drinking wine, I had awful cravings today and am happy to be back to my routine and healthy foods! =)
:: 10am: 2 free-range eggs + 1 slice free-range bacon + zucchini with olive oil (I felt like a kid when plating my breakfast!)
:: 1pm: free-range & gluten-free chicken sausages + mesclun + balsamic vinegar + last few drops of my extra-virgin olive oil I brought back directly from Spain… 😦
:: 6h45pm: grass-fed beef + Brussels sprouts + turnip + broccoli + onions in red wine sauce
:: 7pm: 25 g dark chocolate + organic raw cocoa nibs (melted a few secs in the micro-wave!)
*** I am going out of Melbourne CBD (for the 1st time!!) for Easter weekend and will be going to the Yarra Valley (leaving tomorrow Friday). Our weekend include a tour of 4 to 5 wineries = wine and artisanal cheese tasting. I will drink wine, which I really enjoy but drink only occasionally, and I will have cheese in small amounts. However, I willstay gluten-free. Our B&B hosts is happy to prepare gluten-free breakfast for us and we have found restaurants offering gluten-free options in the area. I really don’t care whether it is considered cheating, I just consider it living! I’ll do my best to stay on track but won’t miss any special opportunity! This weekend, my boyfriend and I will actually be celebrating our 11th anniversary (which actually was on March 23rd, but I was sick at that time). My high school sweetheart and I will definitely enjoy our weekend and I’ll keep you posted about my weekend when I come back on Sunday. =) Happy Easter!
Since I first started my Paleo challenge, I have remained gluten-free, grain-free, legume-free and dairy-free (with the exception of butter and cream), which probably helped. I want to take the next 30 days to continue healing my gut, regain my energy and lose the few pounds I put on + the ones I wanted to get rid in the first place.
Starting tomorrow and for the next 30 days, I will be posting my daily meals on this blog!