Friday, August 7, 2009

Primal Challenge day 5

weight: 133.6 lbs (-1, net -2.8)
Yay, I lost the thyroid med weight!


breakfast:
2 boiled eggs
hot chocolate (1/4 cup coconut milk, 3/4 cup water, 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder, enough stevia to make it sweet)


lunch:
2 fillets of Dover sole cooked in ghee with lemon juice, parsley and mint
green leaf lettuce and radicchio salad with fennel, celery, balsamic, EVOO
roasted unsalted almonds
a peach
2 mugs of iced rooibos tea

snack:
mug of earl gray tea (ok so that's not really a snack)


dinner:
beef, tomato and eggplant stew with basil

exercise:
Walked 3.5 miles. Made it all the way to the public library, which I usually drive to. Then I got antsy later in the day and took another walk, 1.75 miles. I was silly and did the 3.5 mile walk in flipflops and now I have a blister on the bottom of my foot.

3 comments:

Bryce said...

Elizabeth,
Your food looks good as always. I frequently see that you use stevia in your recipes, and I'm hesitant to jump on the wagon. Is it worth the cost? Is there enough research to show it won't trigger an insulin response the way some other non-sugar sweeteners can? I'm just curious if you can point me in the right direction of some good info on it.

Thanks and good luck with the rest of the challenge!

-Bryce

Elizabeth said...

I get the NuNaturals pure stevia extract because it's the only one I've found that I can stand the taste of. A small bottle costs $10, but it usually lasts me for over a year. I usually just use it in very tiny amounts in beverages.

As for research, I don't know of any good reads off the top of my head. I use such a small amount of it I just never worried about it. Sorry I can't be more helpful!

BTW I visited your blog, and even though I left a comment there I just wanted to say again, those little blueberry cheesecake tarts look incredible! I'm tempted to make them, but then I'd have to eat them all. :)

kristi said...

This stew looks delish - is the recipe available?

Thanks!