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How do I feel: A little tired out, slept a bit later today, but nothing an extra cup of coffee can’t change.

I am so close to being 2/3 done with this experiment, and while I’m still excited to be challenging myself, I have thought about some fun things I want to cook when this is all over that I’m not sure would translate as well to the Whole30 or Paleo. Things that involve pastry crusts, rue with flour, cream base, etc. Now I’m sure there are diehards out there that would argue there are Paleo substitutes for certain things like crust, and I’d be willing to take on that adventure here or there. But I’m not looking for substitutes to things like phyllo dough or puff pastry. Those dishes just won’t be the same.

Food wise, today was uneventful, but stick with me this week, because I’ve got some good dishes and recipes coming up this week. Today consisted of work and then visiting with my dear friends Rachel and Sam and their cute little Leo for dinner. I brought my own food so no one had to worry about catering to my restrictions. (I hate to be an imposition if I can help it)

Copyright 2014 Siiri Sampson. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2014 Siiri Sampson. All rights reserved.

Food Diary:


  • Coffee + homemade almond milk, banana, 2 soft boiled eggs


  • 1/3 of a large Primal Pac, tuna salad boats (see above). This time I added yellow mustard and olive oil, salt and pepper with chopped zucchini, diced Roma tomatoes and sliced black olives.


  • Sautéed mushrooms, pan-seared zucchini, marinated chicken with Mexican spices.
  • Late night snack of almonds and 3 dates (I got so hungry before bed I had to have something)

Lesson of the day: I definitely get hungrier in the evenings if I don’t load up on protein during both lunch and dinner, I can bank on getting hungry again before bed. So do I go to bed earlier (difficult for a night owl because I just end up laying there staring at the ceiling), or do I just throw my hands up in the air (and wave ’em around like I just don’t care….sorry) and eat a snack even though I’m not supposed to be snacking on the Whole30. Meh, I really feel 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other about this so I’m not going to worry about it too much.

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