With the concern that I was becoming redundant, I decided to stop posting daily.
Something interesting happened last night: my stomach was upset. And this morning I woke up with abdominal pain. Up until now I’ve been pain-free so I knew it had to be one of two things: 1) I didn’t take my Restore supplement (I only do 1 tsp/day because it’s intense) and 2) I drank two small glasses of red wine before bed.
I was planning on abstaining the entire week but yesterday my three-year-old would NOT take “no” for an answer and was badgering us to death. “Can I have chocolate?” “Can I have a cookie?” and even if he got an answer, the question would still be repeated 20 times. Yikes! By 7pm I needed a little help chilling out.
Because that’s the only thing I ate/drank that was different I did a little research. Turns out wine can easily cause bloating and discomfort. Apparently our bodies can only process 1 oz of alcohol per hour! So that was likely the culprit.
Knowing this is pretty powerful. Though I plan on getting back off the wagon this weekend, I love having this extra bit of information about how my body personally processes wine. In the near future I plan on having a glass with dinner and seeing if that appeases my internal processing better.
Other than the wine incident, my diet has been clean and I have felt very good! I’m still getting headaches nightly but I’m guessing that’s still the transition away from a lot of carbs. It disappears once I have a cup of coffee so it’s not anything that would keep me from continuing this transition.
Instead of a meal by meal breakdown (I generally eat almost the same thing daily) I’ll just list out generally what I have eaten in the last 24 hours:
Almond milk decaf latte
Leftover chicken and veggies
Coconut ice cream (just a few bites – SO good and sugar was only 8g per serving)
Almond butter cookies
Vega One shake
I have to go grocery shopping tonight/tomorrow am and plan on picking up:
Breakfast sausage (so good when mixed with eggs and walnuts!)
Tomorrow will be Day 7! Crazy! I definitely plan on going at least one more week. My workouts feel easier and I have more clarity throughout the day. I feel like my energy stays up throughout the entire day and I get more done.
I’m curious: If you have a favorite paleo food or recipe, please share!
Until next time,
Restore supplement: Dr. Bush’s gut repair elixir
Effects of wine: Livestrong article