Setting a Goal

Well, trying to do a 100% Paleo lifestyle while pregnant is very hard. I thought doing Whole30 would be easy, but my cravings got the best of me. To be honest I would rather have a healthy pregnancy, and eat what I am craving, than not be 100% healthy. I am not craving anything horrible, but I do want milk and cheese. So, I am going to just eat gluten free until I am able to do Paleo again - and I completely fine with that. I have regrouped, and started to prep myself for this. I have to be very organized when doing something like this. When I first started to do Paleo I had to do it gradually. I just couldn't jump right into it, and that's what I am going to do now. Meal planning is the best option. We have certain days of the week where we have certain meals. Like Wednesdays we eat breakfast for dinner. It helps breakup the week. Tuesdays is taco night, and Thursdays we do Italian.

I am starting this November 5, 2013, but I am not going to release this post until I have at least five days of constancy. This will probably be a long post, but I wanted to share this with my followers. After the baby is born, that's when I will go back to Paleo. Right now I am just focusing on a healthy pregnancy.

So, it's Sunday November 4, 2013, and I went to Wegman's. I stocked up mostly on Paleo stuff, but I did get some gluten free items that I really wanted to try. I got the basic staples in any Paleo diet - bacon. I really wanted to try a few new gluten free brands - Udi's & Ancient Harvest Quinoa.

I don't want to bore you with what I am eating every meal of the day, but I wanted to share how easy it is to eat healthy, and not count calories. I have started to drink coffee black - no cream and sugar. I eat small meals during the day, and snack with health options in between meals. Protein is the key to staying full, and you will stop craving cookies!

November 5, 2013 - Well, I have officially started back on eating healthy! Breakfast was two slices of gluten free raisin bread with butter, black coffee, and a banana. Snack banana. Lunch rotisserie chicken (left overs) on gluten free bread, and two pickles. Snack grapes and an orange. Dinner Rotisserie chicken, asparagus.

November 6, 2013 - Day 2. Started my day off with gluten free waffles, coffee, and a banana. Lunch was avocado & cucumber sushi from Whole Foods, snacks include peanut butter with an apple, two bananas, trail mix, and an orange (all during the day, not at once!), dinner two fried eggs with bacon.

November 7, 2013 - MADE IT to day 3. I was tempted by COSTCO blueberry muffins, you know the kind that are as big as your face. I was like hmm maybe half. Nope. Started my day off with gluten free waffles & organic maple syrup, lunch was roast beef with corn on the cob, snack apple with pb, grapes, two hard boiled eggs, and a banana, dinner quinoa pasta with feta, black olives, tomatoes, spicy Italian sausage, and olive oil.

November 8, 2013 - Day 4. I think Udi's gluten free raisin bread is my favorite! I had two slices with butter, lunch was tuna fish on gluten free bread and two pickles, snacks during the day apple, two hard boiled eggs, orange, and grapes, and dinner was black bean tacos with avocado mash.

November 9, 2013 - Day 5 I am getting tired of eating fried eggs, so I decided to learn how to poach and egg (http://paleospirit.com/2012/how-to-poach-an-egg/). Attempting a poached egg for the first time - it turned out perfect! I ate this with Canadian bacon, and sliced tomato. Lunch I had gluten free blueberry waffles, and dinner was black bean tacos (they are so good!!) with sliced avocado. OH and I made gluten free brownies! Wegman's has the best gluten free brownie mix!

So, today is day five gluten free! I feel so much better. I don't feel all gross, and bloated. 

xoxo, p&c


  1. I've been gluten-free for a while now and you can really feel the difference. Glad you feel well. Not giving into cravings while pregnant must be hard