For the past eight days I have basically been following the paleo diet. They say the first week is the toughest, and they definitely weren’t lying. I have been so very, very sick and am just now starting to feel almost human again.
It’s been a rough week, to say the least.
The main idea behind the paleo diet is to cut out all dairy, sugar, bread, grains, pastas and beans/peas. Additionally, you have to avoid the starchy vegetables (white potatoes) and high-sugar fruits (very ripe bananas). Your three meals a day are to focus on high-quality grass-fed meats and eggs, organic low-starch vegetables, and healthy fats like coconut oil and olives.
My biggest problems with the plan are that I have difficulty eating much fat (even healthy fat) because I had my gallbladder removed a few years ago, and the other problem is that I am vegetarian. If I eat a handful of olives I will get sick, and if I try to eat chicken or red meat for every meal, three times a day, every day, I get nauseous.
Since I find any sort of change stressful, my chest pains have returned somewhat (not too severe, though), despite continuing the magnesium supplements. I’m hoping to get used to this new way of eating soon so that it’s not so stressful.
In the meantime, I’ve lost 8 lbs. That’s a pretty amazing result in such a short amount of time.