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  • Primal Challenge Journal (Swiss-Chick)

    I've been eating paleo since January 2009 but it's an on/off kind of thing. I enjoy the benefits it clearly brings and the quality it adds to my life but I find it hard to keep it straight in company. I feel I would have to justify my eating habits. But that's it: from now on I do what feels good for myself. Here are my goals:

    - stick to the primal eating plan except for two meals a week or 1h before/after a strenous exercise.

    - incorporate at least 2 strength sessions a week.

    - increase leg strength by 10kg at 20 reps.

    - get an average of 8h of sleep per day.

    - drop 2kg of weight.

    - avoid stress but advance.

  • #2

    DAY 1:

    BF: 1 boiled egg, 1/2 grapefruit, orange juice (pure)

    S: apple

    L: fish, mixed veggies, salat w/ olive oil

    S: apple, banana, 1 cup rooibos-vanilla tea

    D: 1 fennel, 1 carrot, 1 tomato, 1/2 bell pepper, shrimp drizzled with flaxseed oil

    S: dried apricots (4), cashews.

    Exercise: none. Rest & Recovery day.


    • #3

      DAY 2: (Tues, 3.Aug.)

      BF: 1 boiled egg, 1 grapefruit, orange juice (pure)

      S: apple, 1 coffee

      L: chicken, eggplant, broccoli w/almonds, salad w/ olive oil

      S: 1 coffee, apple, banana

      D: mixed grill meat (chicken, pork, lamb), bell pepper and zucchini italian style, 1 glass red wine, 1 glass apple cider

      S: none

      exercise: 40min of strength training.

      weight down by 0.7 kg


      • #4

        Week 1 in Summary:

        Stuck to the plan.

        Used my two exceptions (a piece of Engadiner Nusstorte on Wednesday and chocolate on Sunday).

        Sleep: averaged barely below target at 7.9h - I especially have trouble "shutting down" early enough during weeknights.

        Strenght training: 2 that week.

        Weight on target if I stick to the two exceptions max.


        • #5

          Week 2, Day 8: (Monday 10.Aug)

          BF: grapefruit, 2 eggs

          S: apple, banana

          L: chicken in green curry, leek, green salad w/ aceto and olive oil.

          S: prunes, dried mango, dried apricots.

          D: mixed nuts, 1 carrot, heilbutt fish w/ flaxseed oil, green salad w/ mushrooms and 1/2 avocado, cherries.

          strenght training: did 30min on the new primal 5x5reps. Felt good (I am sore the day after...)

          started buying bio meat.


          • #6

            Week 2 Day 9: Tuesday 11.Aug

            BF: 1 egg, grapefruit, glass of pure orange juice

            S: coffee, apple

            L: lamb, some soja sprouts, cauliflower, green salad

            S: apple, coffee, 2min salad

            D: 2 sips of beer, fish with tomatoe sauce, mixed vegetables.

            S: nuts dried apricots and mango.

            Day 10: Wednesday 12. Aug

            BF: 2 eggs, grapefruit, 1 glass of orange juice.

            S: apple, dried apricots, dried mango

            L: duck, soja sprouts, green salad

            S: dried apricots, dried mango, banana

            D: salad, avocado, 1 chicken drum stick, 1 zucchini, nuts.

            SPRINTS! 4x10''


            • #7

              You're doing great Swiss-Chick! But I'm not sure Orange Juice is primal, unless that counts as your 20%.