So far, so good with the Paleo challenge, never got the expected day 3-5 headache. On day five I was extremely moody, which lasted a couple of days. Finally on day eight the tables turned and I felt super energized and adjusted.
Here is my day to day recap:
Day 1 and 2: I felt good there was no real change in how I was feeling, if anything I felt bad due to all of the filth I put in my body Saturday and Sunday in "preparation" for the challenge. All the pizza, beer, ice cream and candy while amazing at the time, really took it's toll on day one and two.
Day 3 and 4: No real craving for flex meal and no headache, but I began to feel tired and had an obvious lack of energy.
Day 5: I will chalk this one up as the worst day since I was very irritable. Very moody. I was still sticking to the same meal schedule. I began to crave fruit, so I consumed some grapes and put two cups of frozen strawberries in a large pitcher of water. The grape and strawberry water cured my craving.
Day 6 and 7: I was feeling the best I've ever felt. Very high energy and was beginning to feel back to normal. I did consume my first flex meal which consisted of sweet potato fries and a few "paleo protein bars" not true after reading ingredient label.
Flex treat: Sweet Potatoe Fries
Treat for the sugar cravings:
Fried plantain in olive oil and cinnamon Covered in almond butter blueberries and coconut shreds
Some food ideas:
4 eggs over easy 4 slices bacon
Cup baby organic carrots
Handful of almonds and pecan mix
Organic ground beef patty
Sautéed mushroom and jalapeños