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Bone Broth Diet: Week 1 Recap

bone broth diet week 1

So after binge eating my way through the holidays, I severely needed to detox my body. I already tried the #Whole30 (you can read about that experience here) and wanted to try something new. There are so many different kinds of diets and detoxes, and everybody’s body is different so I wanted to see if I could find a diet that worked better for my body than #Whole30.

I had already been drinking bone broth almost every day since August and a coworker had told me about Dr.Kelly Anne’s Bone Broth Diet so I figured why not give it a try. You basically eat Paleo five days out of the week and the other two you consume nothing but bone broth. Now before you freak you and stop reading, bone broth really isn’t that bad and it’s full of protein and nutrients. I will admit the first couple times I had it, I didn’t like it but now I could drink it cold (gross, I know). I had heard about the Paleo diet but I had never tried it. I did a little research on Paleo before starting and found out there is a lot of subjectiveness to the diet, which I found confusing. Some people say you can have alcohol, cheese, and potatoes and others say you can’t. I figured if I were going to do it, might as well cut it all out, so I didn’t have any alcohol or cheese and only ate sweet potatoes.

If you want to learn more about the Bone Broth diet, check out this website. If you want to learn more about eating Paleo, look here. If you want to skip to my Bone Broth Diet overview, check out this blog post! Or if you would like to read about all of my diet experiences, visit here!

Day 1
So my first day wasn’t too bad. Someone brought in homemade cakes and cookies at work and I didn’t eat them. But I did put some in a Ziploc in the freezer so I could try them post-diet. I think because this is something I know I need to do it isn’t as hard but we’re only at day one so we shall see.

Day 2
Today I only consumed bone broth and boy was it a challenge. It’s not that I got sick of it but I felt like there was a subtle hunger feeling that never really went away. I am proud of myself that I went an entire day without eating anything and it just proves to me that I know I can do anything. I mean there was a bacon and cheese egg souffle from Panera (I’m wiping the drool off my face just thinking about it, and I just looked away….and cried a little inside.) My face is starting to break out and I was really foggy headed today. I am hoping that I’ll feel better tomorrow once I eat food.

Day 3
So today was a little more difficult than the last two days. I woke up feeling like I was going to pass out since the last thing I had eaten was almost 36 hours ago. The next time I fast I’m going to eat something immediately when I wake up instead of waiting to eat breakfast at work like I usually do. I was feeling really hungry all day no matter what I ate and it wasn’t until I ate dinner that I felt full. think the more times I do this I’ll get used to it and understand what works best for my body.

Day 4
I am feeling so much better than yesterday. Once I got some food into my system and my body absorbed it I got the energy I needed. I was also offered Jason’s Deli and Jimmy John’s today at work but instead, I ate my salmon and sweet potatoes. This weekend is going to suck.

Day 5
Today wasn’t bad. I think this time around I have just accepted that I can’t do very many fun things when I’m dieting since most of those things revolve around food. Tomorrow I’m taking a barre class and it’s the first time working out since starting this diet.

Day 6
My workout today was really good and afterward, I got a hemp acai bowl which was delicious. It seems like now my taste buds are starting to crave healthier foods I was really craving a banana with some cinnamon and almond butter on it. Tomorrow I’m going to grocery shopping and try a new recipe it tastes good. I’m also going to make Paleo cookies which I’m super excited about.

bone broth and paleo dietLooking so thrilled after barre. 

Day 7
So I made paleo cookies and chocolate chip cookies paleo cookies look and feel nothing like real cookies. Once I ate like three cookies they weren’t as bad but it was definitely an adjustment. I’m hoping to make something like paleo brownies soon and seeing if that taste better than the cookies. (Here is the cookie recipe if you would like to try it, thanks PaleoHacks!)

Read about week 2 here!

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