My Foray into The Paleo Diet

Okay first I have to clarify how I say “Paleo”. My first instinct was to give it along a “pah-lay-oh”. So that's what I said. Until people started making fun of me. Apparently it's Paleo (pay-leo)– like paleontology of course.

Anyways, so I embarked on this diet thinking it sounded pretty darn close to The Core, minus the fact you can't eat beans or most dairy. (Greek Yogurt was painful to say goodbye to).

I ended up doing about 9 days on it perfectly, fell off the wagon (hard), and then came back. However-the lack of dairy isn't practical for me.mmi use cottage cheese and yogurt as a pretty big protein source. So I added that back in.

Doing it 100% though–I felt AWESOME. I wasn't working out at the time so I'm not sure how to approach the pre-run food. Dates would be a staple I guess. I lost weight too, of course. I wasn't tired all the time, or exhausted when I woke up like I was before. Attribute that to Paleo or to the lack of gluten–I think it was a combination of both.

I had a lot of fun cooking according to the guidelines. Here's a sample of my eats:

 

Tonight's dinner (I am currently obsessed with Brussels sprouts). Was supposed to include roasted sweet potato but our kitchen appointment ran wayyyyy over and I didn't have the hour to do it properly before I fainted!

 

Me and PW demolished a rotisserie chicken today. We eat all organic, grass feed meat, with the exception of my rotisserie chicken habit. It's seriously an issue, I could eat a whole one myself! (Practically did today)

A daily occurrence in our house is still juicing. I'm actually sipping it as the side to my dinner now.

 

Each glass (serving) contains 1 apple, 1/2 lime, ginger, 1 beet, and 1/2 head of kale. Some SERIOUS nutrients going on in there!

We bought a new stove and refrigerator today. Which means no lunch for 2 weeks so we can afford it 🙂 just kidding, but seriously caused me hyperventilating. I've never had to buy appliances–our house came with working, albeit finicky and miniature, ones so there was no need. I can't take anymore frozen cottage cheese though!

 

I will leave you in suspense and post pictures tomorrow but just know I am in LOVE with it. Head over heels-never leave the kitchen-can I cook anything else PLEASE?-Love with it!

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