Food Log Review: A Perfect Paleo Week
Here’s a week’s food log review from one of our athletes. She’s super strict on Paleo about 99.99% of the time and knows that she has a severely bad reaction to dairy. It’s much easier to pick apart a food log from someone whose relatively new to Paleo, but when you get someone smart whose been eating clean for a while and gone through a few test/re-test for food tolerances its tougher to point out the flaws.
Now that the expectations have been lowered, here’s her log:
Breakfast: 4 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 of a papaya, 1 cup coffee (black).
Lunch: 10 this slices of deli turkey lunch meat, 1 avocado, 1 apple.
Snack: Hand full of Macadamia nuts, 1 vita coco
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast, grilled zucchini and mushrooms, 7-10 green olives.
Breakfast: 4 eggs scrambled with 1/3 cup of sausage, tomato, and onion. 1 cup coffee (black)
Lunch: Chicken salad with mango blended up until liquid for dressing.
Snack: plantains that I fried in coconut oil, drizzled with 1 tablespoon organic honey.
Dinner: Pork Roast, sweet potato, baby carrots. Vita coco
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with shredded pork and cabbage strips, 1/2 of a mango, and 1 cup coffee (black).
Lunch: Pork Roast lettuce wraps, with a hand full of almonds
No time for snack today! =(
Dinner: Grilled rib eye steak, artichoke, grilled asparagus, a few blackberries.
Breakfast: 4 hard boiled eggs, 3 bacon strips, 1/2 of a papaya, and 1 cup of coffee.
Lunch: Steak lettuce wraps, tomato slices.
Snack: celery topped with almond butter
Dinner: Hamburger with tomato, grilled pineapple slice, and onion. Wrapped in lettuce, no bun. Sweet potato fries.
Breakfast: Shredded cabbage, sausage, 2 eggs, and tomato slices.
Lunch: Salad with grilled ahi.
Snack Hand full of Macadamia nuts and a hand full of grapes
Dinner Grilled Salmon, Broccoli, Carrots.
So…. I got nothing.
Seriously, this looks perfect. You could easily take this out and put it into pretty much any Paleo book as an example of what a week should look like.
There was at least one or two meals each day that I would be excited to eat just based on the description. Great balance of micronutrients, tons of vegetables, tons of good meat, tons of just everything good.
There might be too much fruit, but its not enough that I would worry about. There’s some fruit everyday but its not in excessive amounts. During the winter, when its out of season, testing a diet with less fruit (and more colorful and starchy vegetables to make up for possible reductions in micronutrients and carbohydrate) may be worth testing out.