Well here goes nothing....
Since I post so many PICTURES on my Instagram and Facebook about the different types of products I use on a daily basis plus all of the amazing food I make for my family I get a lot of questions. Especially about my meal plans and what I make during the week to keep my nutrition on track.
I will tell you this first obviously I am not a nutritionist or a doctor of any kind but have done A LOT of research since starting Paleo back in August 2012 and I feel pretty good about what I put in my body. This type of diet really works for me also and I have truly never have felt better in my life.
First, I will give you a little background on my diet before August 2012. When I first started Jowers Training Systems (JTSUFB) back in February 2012 to be honest I worked out to feel better about myself. I would eat ok but then I would go out to eat all the time eating tons of Taco Bell, Applebees & other types of authentic Mexican food. I would also cook a few times a week and always go out to lunch. I was very unhappy and was always sick to my stomach after I ate. It got so bad I went to the doctor and asked them why I was getting so sick and asked for allergy testing. Of course the doctor said no to the testing and asked me a series of questions and did a few ultrasounds on my stomach and gall bladder. She determined I was lactose intolerant and told me I would take these lactose pills to help my body digest the dairy. If you know me at all you know that I don't take medicine even when I am sick. Not my style so that didn't work. After I was told I was lactose intolerant I stayed away from dairy ever since. It helped don't get me wrong but I continued to get sick. I mean I was sick within 15-20 minutes of eating and felt bad for my family because we would have to leave because I was so uncomfortable and in pain.
It has now been 6 months since this diet has changed my life. During the last 6 months I have not only changed my eating habits but have made TIME to make sure I keep myself on track. The biggest thing is TIME and PREPARATION. Every week I will sit down and plan either a Saturday or a Sunday to do my cooking for the week. I will make breakfast, snacks and lunches for myself and pack them all up. During the week I do also make dinner every night for my family because my husband doesn't eat left overs. So I will always have something different for dinner and sometimes I will make extra and take that to lunch the next day if there is leftovers. :)
Here is a glimpse into what I have been doing the last few weeks:
- Paleo Pancakes with Bacon (Yes I said bacon)
- Fully cooked microwavable bacon (Kirkland brand)
- Cut peppers, mushrooms and onions for scrambled eggs in the morning
- Stock up on fruit for my morning protein shake
- Baby carrots
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Fruit Leather (Costco)
- Healthy N' Fit Chocolate/Vanilla Egg Protein from Vitamin Shoppe with Coconut water
- Raw Almonds
- Raw Walnuts
- Almond Butter
- Jambalaya with Cauliflower rice
- Chicken breast
- Bacon Meatloaf
- Homemade BBQ sauce
This is the last two weeks of my meals obviously I do not take all of this every single day! I have been using my lovely lunch box from Six Pack Bags and making sure I have enough food to last me the day.
DURUS 300 PINK :) My lunch box
3 eggs scrambled with 3 slices of turkey meat, onions, peppers & bacon bits
2 small Paleo Pancakes
2 slices of bacon
3 oz of bacon meatloaf (made Sunday night for dinner)
1 oz Homemade BBQ sauce
Broccoli & Asparagus
1 oz Mashed Sweet Potato
Small bag of baby carrots
Home made guacamole (dip carrots in)
2 Hard boiled eggs with green Tabasco sauce
4 oz. Alaskan Salmon
8 Shrimp (deveined & tail off)
2 tbs. Almond Butter
Here is an example of my eating yesterday to give you an idea of what I pack on a daily basis. When I start to workout more and harder I tend to eat more often more like every 2 hours instead of every 4 hours.
I will try to get in the habit of posting my daily food intake on my blog if anyone is interested. Paleo isn't a diet that is so complex I promise you and if you are interested in joining me in my journey and giving it 100% please let me know. I am hear for you!