Paleo Diet Day 20: A paleo-friendly party
Monday, December 03, 2012
Hi All, I hope you had a good Sunday and are rested up for the start of the work week.
Today I ate (and improvised) well, I think, and had a nice evening experience.
Breakfast was the leftover sausage, plus bacon, and coffee & tea, plus a banana.
Snacked mid-afternoon on a banana with almond butter.
Exercised by running two miles on the treadmill. I had 20 minutes between leaving the gym and a meeting with my book club. I went to the local supermarket and got some deli ham (on sale!) for quick protein.
Now, here's the cool thing. Our book club has been having pizza and beer for years. I ate the ham to be full enough not to be tempted. I also brought a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, having decided to make a shift from beer to wine, and a bag of sweet potato/carrot chips, so I could eat/drink and stay off grain and dairy. As the rest of the group arrived, though, it turns out no one picked up a pizza, but several other members brought dishes as well. So it turned into an impromptu potluck, with chicken-kale-potato-carrot soup (plus beans which I skipped), pickled herring, pickled asparagus (spelling?), and the chips. Turns out everyone drank the wine and the chips disappeared. So, while they did serve cookies later which I skipped, the main eating-sampling was all foods I could share. Felt good. What an interesting coincidence that we skipped pizza for the first time just when I was doing this Paleo thing!
I'm finishing with a cup of herbal tea ("Kava Stress Relief" by the "Yogi" brand), plus some almonds & raisins. Feeling more relaxed as I type!
Tomorrow will be three weeks on this diet. Wow!