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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Hey there SparkPeople!

I know its been a while since my last entry, but I am still here!

I have been having difficulties getting back onto the Paleo track. I had been experiencing a bit of nausea and upset stomach my first week on, and my second week that didn't abate. So I have added some foods back into my diet that aren't strictly "Paleo", but I am feeling much stronger with them than I felt without them. To me, training for my half marathon is more important than being successful at this challenge. So the foods I have added back into my diet that aren't Paleo are legumes and a little bit of dairy. This just gives me a bit more freedom in my diet, and a few more healthy carbohydrates, which I think I really needed for my runs. Since adding these things back in my diet, my upset stomach has abated and my nausea has definitely decreased, so I think I did the right thing.

Today's breakfast was an egg white omelette with spinach and feta, and an iced latte (and in case your wondering, yes I did just order the Starbucks spinach feta wrap and remove the wrap, haha!) Lunch has yet to be determined, but will probably be a bowl of chili, and dinner will probably be grilled chicken and veggies.

I have taken alcohol out of my diet, mostly. Not to say that I will keep it out forever, but I am interested to see how I perform without it.

And speaking of performance, my performance on my half marathon training is going quite well! I have consistently gotten faster on my run time - today, I ran four miles in 38 minutes. Tuesday, I ran the same in about 37. I have been aiming for consistency, and I think I am reaching that.

So I guess 30 days of eating strictly Paleo didn't work for me, yet, but I'm thinking maybe I just need to wean into it.
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    emoticon on your 1/2 marathon training! It sounds like you're doing great with eating. The purpose of a whole 30 is remove things from your system so you can identify the foods that work for your body. It sounds like you know your body and just didn't need the full 30 days for that.

    2254 days ago
  • no profile photo CINDYTW
    I thought what you were experiencing sounded like what happens to me sometimes with running. If the beans and dairy don't bother you...then modify as needed. To me the real point of Paleo/Primal is to eat what you can tolerate and be optimally healthy on, don't eat processed crap, and live well.
    2263 days ago
  • LEEM24588
    I am glad to read of your progress. Good luck and continued success.
    2263 days ago
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