Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Paleo Challenge

For lent this year, I've decided to take the Paleo Challenge.. 40 days of eating a Paleo diet.  I've seen lots of 30 day Paleo challenges on Pinterest and decided to try it!

What I will eat:
Fish- salmon, cod, tuna, scallops
Meat- steak, hamburger, chicken, pork, bacon, turkey, eggs
Veggies- asparagus, avocado, carrots, spinach, celery, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, cauliflower, onions, squash
Nuts- almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts
Fruits- apples, blackberries, peaches, plums, blueberries, grapes, lemon, strawberries, watermelon, lime, raspberries, cantaloupe, oranges, bananas
Drinks- coconut water, herbal tea, homemade juices

Eat in Moderation:
Coffee- black one cup a day
Dark chocolate
Green beans and sweet potatoes

What I cannot eat:
Grains- cereals, bread, crackers, oatmeal, pasta, beer, corn
Dairy- butter, cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream
Beans/most Legumes- most beans, peanuts, peanut butter, miso, tofu
Soft drinks, sugary fruit juices
Snacks/ sweets
Starchy vegetables- potatoes, sweet potatoes, french fries
Alcohol- beer, rum, vodka, wine

What I will miss the most:
Greek yogurt
Green beans


I will also be drinking a lot of water- my goal is 64-96 ounces of water a day.  Exercise is also key- I am upping my workouts from 3 to 5 times a week. Going to the gym 3 times a week and working on strength training at home 2 days a week.  Wish me luck!


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