Bad news is, nobody bet on me either!
Day 2 of the paleo challenge is almost over. I really want Arby's. Or a Reese's. I'll end up having a banana. Maybe two.
Last night I made a fantastic salad for dinner. Romaine, grilled sliced chicken breast. dates, walnuts, and an avocado with a tropical mango olive oil vinaigrette (Bolthouse Farms on the latter, very tasty and very low cal).
I haven't gotten into making my own paleo salad dressings. I never had salad until I was 11 or 12. We never ate it at home. I had it for the first time in summer camp. Part of my problem with salad over the years is salad dressing; I could never find a dressing I liked. Usually they were too thick (didn't know about the "dip your fork in the dressing on the side" trick back then) or too vinegary. I finally found one about eight years ago that I liked and I credit it with helping me to lose 30 lbs. Of course, they stopped making it! A lot of sucky salad dressings later and I now have four or five that I like. For the challenge I am planning to stick to the ones that are closest to paleo. The mango one is about 99% paleo (almost all real ingredients) plus so flavorful (and of a thin consistency) that you don't need all that much. And it's only 30 calories for two tablespoons. Bolthouse Farms makes some excellent dressings. I also like the Litehouse reduced calorie vinaigrettes, they have a honey dijon and a pear gorgonzola that are great.
And did you notice that if you look at the word "vinaigrette" long enough it looks completely misspelled?
Condiments are one thing I am using sparingly during the challenge, but still using. This morning I had about a teaspoon of cocktail sauce with my shrimp. I like to marinate my meat. I do a smidge (maybe half a teaspoon) of ranch dressing with my carrot sticks.
I should go eat some fruit. And hide the car keys. I should start keeping a list of all of my cravings, with the idea that if I want any of it in 30 days then I can go have it.
Might be a long list.