We survived the first 3 days. It is reportedly-the toughest part of this diet. I still have all my fingers and not one cookie was thrown! Actually, I toss apples at Steve now instead. On the 4th day; Steve got off of the scale encouraged.
How did we do it?
I kept Steve full. I forced him to eat a big breakfast. I packed his lunch box so full that he was not able to eat it all. I had dinner ready for him when he got home and there was a snack before bed.
I did use ingredients that were questionable for Paleo. I used a little raw dairy, some raw honey, and some bananas. Every site that I used in my research said something just a little different, but I figured that it was more important to keep Steve headed in the right direction rather than to nit pick the questionable stuff.
The interesting thing for me is that though I have been much better since my “Real Food” education, I myself have slipped back a little. Today, while climbing the stairs; I noticed how “pain free” my hips were. Silly girl, I know better, I guess that I just needed a little reminder that eating this way really does keep the inflammation down.
Last night I gave Steve an apple to snack on and he asked where I got “these sweet apples”. I told him that they are the same ones that I always get. Now that his taste buds are not so numbed by all the processed sugar, he can truly taste the natural sweetness of the real food that once tasted so boring to him.
So far, so good!