Paleo Challenge - Day 4

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The word of the day: Doubt.

It's day 4 of my family's paleo challenge. My father-in-law took us out to eat tonight and everyone did fine except for my 13-yr-old stepdaughter. She cried. There was three types of chicken, steak, salad, and pork to choose from but she cried until we gave in and let her get a burger WITH the bun. I was so disappointed. Everyone else did great. So here's doubt one... if I believe that putting sugar and grains into my children is poisoning them, how do I reconcile that with their free choice?

Doubt two... I don't feel so good. I know I'm not drinking enough water. I drank lots when it was soda because I craved it but now that it's water (which I don't particularly like) I worry that I'm not drinking enough for a nursing mother. My mouth is always dry. My head hurts. I'm cranky all the time. I get short bursts of energy but they fade, leaving me feeling lethargic. I'm eating several meals and snacks a day so I -think- I'm getting enough calories. Is this really what the withdrawal symptoms feel like or am I not getting enough nutrition?

On the plus side, my husband is already starting to brag that he feels better. He used to throw up after almost every meal and since we started this four days ago he's only thrown up once. That's definitely a good thing! I just need to figure out if I'm doing the right thing as far as my nutrition and providing for my nursing baby. Do any of you have experiences with the first week of paleo and withdrawal symptoms? I could use something to compare this to.
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