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A Mostly-Paleo Day

Today’s blog was going to be a whole day of Paleo foods but plans changed a bit so it now a mostly-Paleo blog, which is how I live anyway.  Follow me through my day…

DSCN7065As you know, I started my day off with a run.  Before my run, I ate a couple of cashews and blueberries and some Sports beans.  After I got back, I was starving and thirsty!  First was my new favorite after workout drink:  Coconut water, an Emergen-C Lemon-Lime packet and Cranberry Concentrate.  So delicious!  Fizzy and a little sweet plus electrolytes from the Coconut water.  Perfect after run drink!

DSCN7048DSCN7047 After I was clean, I had to eat something so I threw together a Blueberry Paleo Pancake.  This week, I actually had forethought and made iced coffee.  This takes effort because I need coarse grounds for my French press and I need to make it the day before I want to drink it.  I used hazelnut and vanilla flavored coffee.  Delicious!  I added a little half and half (not Paleo).  Another idea from Carrots’N’Cake was to add a little pre-made hot chocolate.  I think it does need it.   Next time!

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DSCN7051Snacks consisted of a nectarine, blueberries (fresh from the farm!), cashews, and half of a Cherry Nut Candy Bar.  Lunch consisted of roasted turkey breast over a salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzle.

So the plan was to eat a healthy dinner of Salmon and Brussel sprouts but some friends wanted to go out so I showed them a little Irish pub I found in the next town over.  Delicious food there.  I had to get the Guinness Stew! (and a Guinness of course).

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I only ate one piece of bread and the stew was practically gone.  So overall, I was mostly Paleo!  And I felt great all day.  If you are curious about my nutritional breakdown:

Right in my ranges!  Fiber was a little low because of dinner but I’ll make up for it today.  So lately, I have been eating in such a way that it will give me approximately 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% fat.  This is what my current Paleo book says is optimal (and I’ve read the same ranges for weight lifters and for fat loss from non-Paleo books too).  My Paleo for Athletes book says it should be 50% carbs, 30% fat, 20% protein for endurance athletes.  Right now, I’m not doing enough endurance stuff to make the switch.  I will reevaluate later in marathon training when mileage starts amping up!

So that’s really it.  I just wanted to give you guys an idea of the types of things I eat throughout the day.  I’m also thinking about making a recipes page on my blog.  I will probably just link you to my Spark Recipes (since they look so pretty and provide all the information you would need).  What do you think?  Would you like to see more food blogs?

5 comments to A Mostly-Paleo Day

  • Sports beans? Is this homemade, i suppose?

    • LoL no those were completely processed.
      Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup, contains 2% or less of the following: citrus pectin, citric acid, potassium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium lactate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin E, flavor (natural), yellow 5, blue 1, beeswax, carbauba wax, confectioner’s glaze, salt.

      I guess I could eat raisins instead?
      ~Ang

      • Tiffany

        Raisins would work…I sometimes grab some myself. Today, I grabbed a banana before I ran – I didn’t eat enough yesterday so I was afraid of a big time bonk since it was run, followed by p90x…one of my favs…shoulders, bi’s and tri’s followed by abs….might have to skip yoga tomorrow since my exam is in the morning…then it’s legs on friday, another fav!

      • I have a friend who uses dried fruit but he also uses jelly beans and gelles (he does a few marathons a year). He only uses gelles when doing the race and uses the others depending on training.

  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie

    Love seeing what you have for paleo! thanks for sharing. I would love to see more

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