Monday, March 4, 2013

Whole 30 day 4

I should have eaten a snack last night. I was hungry when my 3yo woke me up at 2am but I didn't want to stay awake long enough to eat. When I woke up at 6am I was so hungry I was nauseous. My blood sugar crashed. I felt like I would vomit and had to sit on the floor so I didn't black out. This would not have happened if I had eaten a protein & fat snack last night. I couldn't stomach the thought of eggs, so I are a banana, as it sounded the most mild in case it came back up. After 45 minutes I ate a big handful of almonds.

This was a regular occurrence in my tween/teen years. If I don't eat enough protein my blood sugar crashes. And during those years high carb low fat low protein diets were king. When I read "Practical Paleo" last fall it finally made sense. My steady diet of grains, carbs, and sugar was messing with my body's natural sugar regulation. I'll write a post about this eventually. For now, I'll just say I'm typically free from this blood sugar cycle if I eat a clean paleo diet and keep my fat intake up. Today was actually my first episode since switching to grain free in September.

Breakfast part 2:
Bulletproof coffee with a lot of coconut. Actually more than I enjoy but I knew I needed good fat in me. 13oz decaf coffee, 1.5oz coconut oil, 1oz coconut milk.

One apple with almond butter and coconut cream. I didn't measure.

I still felt a little off as the morning continued. I wanted something quick and went for more fruit & almonds.

Finally something other than almonds ;) I made a chicken and veggie stir fry. So good. Those aren't bean sprouts - I used a bag of broccoli slaw and we loved it!  Also used cauliflower, zucchini, and onion.

Pork Roast, fresh beets, Brussels sprouts sauteed with onions and garlic in bacon fat, and beet greens cooked the same way as the Brussels sprouts.  So good.  I had seconds.

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