Monday, May 3, 2010


The transition from what I was eating more plant based to more animal based protein has been hard! A lot harder than I thought it would be. I don't know if I'm eating more than I realize or what, but ugh . . . I've not been feeling great the past couple days. Though I did wake up absolutely STARVING this morning, which was a nice sign that maybe I'm getting back to normal. Unfortunately, but the time I got both of us ready and my Italian fed I had to fly out the door.

When I got to work, I wasn't hungry anymore and about 9 I started feel nauseous, so I didn't want to eat anything then! I did drink 2 bottles of apple juice totaling up 240 calories and probably more sugar than I even want to think about. For lunch I went to the Thai Cabin stand down the street. Tereyaki Chicken, spicy. Yum!

I felt kinda queasy half way through it. Not enough to think I was going to hurl, but slightly . . . hrmm . . . something feels funky. But I ate the rest of it anyway. It was pretty good. Rice on the bottom made it not very paleo, but it was still good.

I didn't make it to the Farmer's Market Saturday nor have I been to the grocery for fruits and veggies for me (which I'd rather get at the farmer's market anyway). So right now at the house we don't have much that I can eat. Plenty of processed shtuff though.

UGH . . . I can't get the Italian to let go of his processed stuff.


How do you get a loved one off processed foods? (He's not fat, he actually could stand to GAIN a few pounds.)


  1. Easy! If you are the person that cooks the meals, you decide what everyone in the house eats.

    I basically told my man that if I'm cooking, he can either deal with what I cook and eat it, or he can make his own meal. He'd rather not cook, so he just eats what I cook.

    If he comes with me in the grocery and picks up something bad to eat and puts it in the cart, I let him know if that's what he wants, it's all him. He'll have to cook it himself. He usually puts it back. lol

  2. Cook for him, but not in a "eat this or else" kind of way. Make goodies that taste good so that he'll ask you to keep on cooking.

    When I met my boyfriend, he ate lots of processed foods but wasn't averse to learning about eating healthier. I make him biscuits or pizza or casserole or soup etc, which are all healthy versions, and he LOVES them. He wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. I think if you start cooking things as a way to do something for the Italian, without telling him "THIS IS HEALTHY", he'll be a lot more receptive.

    It's like dealing with kids ;) hehe. Good luck!

    And with regards to your feeling queasy, I think that's a result of any time we switch up our eating from what we're used to... since I stopped eating dairy regularly, I feel a little nauseous every time I eat more than just a taste.

  3. Thanks Sagan!

    I'll have to try that. Maybe he'll let me make Hamburger Helper (ick!) instead of buying the box version (double ick!)