So, after watching me transform in front of her eyes over these past 3-4 months, my wife now wants to give this whole Paleo thing a try! Woo hoo!!! I made her promise to give it a real strong 30 day effort before giving up. I figure if she can do it well for 30 days, she'll see positive improvement and want to continue after that on her own.
So far it's only been a few days, but early on we're hitting a pretty large issue. She's very picky and generally NOT a meat eater!!!
Eggs: she's ok with eggs for breakfast every now and then, but really not a fan. Doesn't like hard boiled eggs etc...
Beef: doesn’t like things like meatloaf/meatballs. She'll eat a really good steak but I can't afford that more than once per week! She'll eat a hamburger, but in the past it's always been on a bun of course.
Pork: So far we haven't found anything she really likes. Bacon, she does loves bacon like any sane human! Sausage in any form is a no. I can't even get her to try one bite of summer sausage!
Chicken: This is the only thing that works so far. She'll eat chicken in just about any form we try. However, we can't eat chicken for every meal!
Beyond meat, she doesn't even like sweet potatoes!!!! She likes baked potatoes/fries/rice etc, but that's pretty much worthless.
I really really really want her to succeed during these 30 days, but so far she's just generally been hungry all the time because everything we make she's not really enjoying!
Tonight I'm making almond flour pancakes with bacon. I know it's not the world’s best Paleo meal but I need her to eat something at this point otherwise she'll spend the rest of the night snacking on nuts and dried fruit!
Historically, she's been eating a very SAD diet. TONS of wheat/grains+fruit/veggies. Meat in our house has always been treated as a side up until I went Paleo.
Her goals are to lose some weight but primarily she wants to eliminate her daily headaches and gain more energy. I'm really hoping that if I can get some proper protein/fat in her system she'll start to see some early results which will motivate her to continue down this path.
I know starting out is hard, but if others out there have some resources for very picky eaters I'd really love some references!