Primal Anne’s Log Earth Date 27/5/2012

Food:

Breakfast: cooked breakfast with sausages, egg, bacon and grilled tomato from the Beach Cafe in Westward Ho. When we told them we didn’t want the beans or toast they offered us extra bacon/sausage. Spanking good breakfast. Highly recommended establishment.

Lunch: carvery at the Royal Hotel, Bideford.

Supper: 2/3 avocado (had to cut part of it away) and 1 hard boiled egg.

Snacks: 1st homegrown strawberries of the year!

Beverages: black tea & milk (several), water (lots), nettle & peppermint tea (1); red wine (2)

Hunter/Gathering:

Exercise:

Move around a lot at a slow pace: Wandered around Westward Ho!

Lift heavy things: watering pots with watering cans

100-up

Sleep/Rest: circa 4 1/2 hours sleep

Play:

  • Went for a walk
  • Epsom salts bath
  • Sat on the (stoney) beach at Westward Ho! whilst the boys did some aikijo practice. Richard teaches Aikijo in Bideford.
Beach at Westward Ho!

Beach at Westward Ho!

Richard and Mark practicing Aikijo

Richard and Mark practicing Aikijo

Well camouflaged birds resting on the rocks

Well camouflaged birds resting on the rocks

Sunlight: Yes.

Avoid trauma: Yes.

Avoid Poisons: Breakfast sausages probably contained rusk and preservatives.

Use your mind:

    • Blogged
    • Socialising – spent the weekend with our friend Richard in North Devon.

Primal Challenge (avoid using p.c. after 7pm): Yes.

Anne’s Primal Challenge (100-up): Yes.

Supplemental:

We ate a lot this weekend while we were away and we managed to do so with only a few concessions to the primal diet (and some of those we could have avoided if we had chosen to). It also helped to show our friend Richard how easy it is to eat primally. He’s keen to make changes to his diet but isn’t sure that he can go ‘cold turkey’ and completely ditch the grains. However he has identified lots of improvements he can make to his diet and I’m sure that he will. After all he’s successfully ditched the microwave after we explained, last time that he stayed with us, that we had ditched ours because microwaving your food destroys nearly all the nutrients in the food leaving you with ’empty’ calories. Once he feels the improvement in his energy levels and a loosening in the tightness of his belt brought about as a result of his new lifestyle he will be encouraged to continue the transition just as we were.

Concessions:

I ate one roast potato at lunch time. It wasn’t as crispy as it looked and I realised that in not eating roasties I wasn’t actually missing anything.

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