Sept 17 – Wants and Cravings

No matter what the results of this Primal September experiment, whether I fall off the band wagon straight away or continue on forever (not likely, given my track-record of dietary evolution), I’ve found that while I sometimes may want to eat some Chinese junk food, have a PB&J sandwich (or PB and Banana!!!), as well as a great number of non-paleo fare which I often ate before, I don’t need or crave them.

That’s a tremendous step! To go a few days without carbs, grains, etc, was truly a task months ago, however, now I find that while I could eat these things, I don’t actively seek them out. Nor do I pity myself in front of my meal veggie/meat plate, while others around me are eating Qdoba burritos or plates of pasta with cheese.

Tonight, I started with a heavy salad of romaine, cuke and canned salmon. Then I finally got around to preparing the head of fresh cauliflower in the fridge. I stewed the florets in coconut milk and spices (cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, turmeric and curry) and served with a couple of lazily fried eggs. Then I added 2 Applegate Hotdogs. Simple and satisfying.. and very low-carb (47g – daily total).

And, I must say that I’m really enjoying the Big Salmon Salad! The canned Alaskan Red Salmon (w/ bones and skin) is far less polluted than Atlantic Salmon, rich in Omega-3’s, high in protein and it’s cheap! That with crunchy romaine lettuce and fresh cucumber.. a little EVOO and Balsalmic Vinegar. Good stuff.

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About Primal Pig

“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” -Hippocrates I'm 28 years old, living in Boston. I studied international business and culinary arts. I try to incorporate my experience abroad, nutritional research and ancient culinary traditions in my life. I'm not trying to change the world, but I'm taking charge of how I make my way through. Interested in paleo / primal living, or just tired of convention wisdom? Go ahead and question away.. many people don't have enough questions! Too many "whatever you say" answers, accepting "experts" regurgitated "knowledge". If you're curious about other nutritional / lifestyle options, let me know. If I don't know exactly what you need, I can at least point you in the right direction.
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