Paleo Diet Day 47: Holiday Party
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Today was cold and covered with a biting fog for much of the time. Perfect conditions for a small get-together of friends/colleagues, eight of us. It was a warm and relaxing couple of hours. Our hosts were aware of the various different diets going on in our family - gluten-free, wife on low-carb - and made a good-faith effort to accommodate. We brought a green salad (mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, avocados, celery as ingredients with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing). The main dish was a chicken-based Indian-style curry with white rice. Appetizer was an artichoke dip with blue corn chips, and desserts included a GF cheesecake (our contribution), chocolate-peanut butter brownies, and a homemade pumpkin pie, with homemade whipped cream.
I decided to make this meal the 20% part of the Primal Blueprint's 80:20 rule. So I passed on the beer and had red wine instead (and later a glass of champagne) but did eat the corn chips with dip (fabulous), and had rice with the curry. I also had 1.5 pieces of brownie, and a slice of pumpkin pie. So I ingested some corn, rice, and wheat, but I hope/believe this will not throw me greatly off track as an isolated occurrence. Put positively, I felt comfortable making a conscious decision to eat as I did because I'm confident after 6.5 weeks of tracking my diet that I'm consistently following good dietary principles, and that I am getting the big issues fairly well in hand.
Of course if I wake up with raging GI issues tonight I'll have to review my approach.