Firstly, hello everyone! I'm new here but have been lurking in the background reading your threads and thought it would be great to start one of my own as a diary of what I eat, how I feel and hopefully how things change! I am getting married to the most wonderful man in September & decided that 2013 was to be the start of the "new us"! Having had a tough couple of years, with one thing and another, we now seem to be in the right frame of mind and place to start taking on a challenge like the paleo diet. I was introduced to this way of living by my boss. I work in the field of nutrition, but in a web-development side - so the science-bit isn't my forte! However, my boss was interested in getting a group of us together to try it out, for a trial starting mid-January. To tell the truth, after Christmas & New Year, my fiance and I had just about had enough of food! So we decided to start a little earlier than everyone else. So, here I'll keep up to date with the weird and wonderful creations that we make! Whilst we are trying to be as paleo as we possibly can be, I will occasionally make the odd exception to allow me a cup of tea! From the excessive amount that I used to drink, to 1 a day has been a big thing for me! However, I will be using almond milk, so I guess it's allowed? My wonderful husband-to-be is also so supportive and is doing it with me. (I'm currently munching on an apple writing this, so all's still good 7 days in!) Day 1: Brunch: Omelette (Bacon & Spring Onion) Dinner: Minced Beef (With chopped tomatoes & Onions), carrots & leek. Snack: Pear Day 2: Breakfast: Spring Onion/Red Pepper Lunch: Salad (Lettuce, Beetroot, Spring Onion, Red Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, Cress) Dinner: Meatballs, courgette "spaghetti", tomato & red pepper sauce Snack: Grapes Day 3: Breakfast: Omelette (Red pepper, spring onion, bacon) Lunch: Leftover minced beef & salad (Lettuce, Beetroot, Spring Onion, Red Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, Cress) Dinner: Meatballs, courgette "spaghetti", tomato & red pepper sauce Snack: Grapes & Apple Day 4: Breakfast: Fried Egg, bacon, sweet potato hash browns Lunch: 3 meatballs in tomato & red pepper sauce with salad (Lettuce, Beetroot, Spring Onion, Red Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, Cress) Dinner: Pizza!! (Base: Cauliflower, ground almonds, ground linseeds) - Topping: Ricotta (Very, very little!), red pepper, ham, chorizo, fresh basil, onion I fried the egg in rapeseed oil after reading that it was paleo - now I read that it isn't! I'm not sure! Can anyone help? FYI: Pizza - Not good! Didn't like it, only actually ate 2 mouthfuls! Far, far too cauliflowerish! Day 5: Breakfast: Fried egg (olive oil), bacon & spring onion Lunch: Sweet potato hash, fried egg, lettuce, cress, seeds Dinner: Pizza! (Base: Coconut flour, egg, baking soda) - Still not great! And there were supposed to be sweet potato chips, but I burnt them! Haha! Day 6: Brunch: Sweet potato hash, bacon, fried egg Dinner: Roast chicken (From the butcher), kale, white cabbage, celeriac mash, parsnip, carrot, butternut squash, onion, leek, garlic Day 7: Breakfast: Pancakes (Banana, Almond Butter, Egg, Almond Milk) Lunch: Whizzed up a quick soup made of all the left over veg & some chicken from yesterday Dinner: Butcher gluten-free sausages, kale, sweet potato & suede mash, onion gravy And that brings us up to date!! I first weighed myself in the morning of day 3. By this morning (Day 7), I had lost 6lbs ... ! I must stress, whilst I am also doing this for weight loss, my main aim is to be healthier and more focussed with what I am eating. We have our wedding coming up this year and we both want to feel on top of the world come September! If we get on well with it, we will make this a way of life for us - but it's early days! Any suggestions & comments are welcome!