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food evolution, it’s been a full year!

Wednesday April 18, 2012

I’ve. Never. Felt. Better.

Never felt better!

Mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Without a DOUBT it is because of how I’ve changed and evolved with my food choices.

I used to wake up 3-5 times a night and feel like I never got a good night’s sleep. I am no longer a restless sleeper.

My lack of motivation and procrastinating tendencies were getting ridiculous. They are no longer an issue. I’m getting shit done and it feels great. I’ve never had this much energy.

I constantly battled with my skin. My acne has drastically improved and it still surprises me when I look in the mirror.

Very often I would be blindsided by a random 24 hour allergy attack and be in bed with a box of kleenex an entire day. These attacks have practically disappeared.

Headaches were my normal. Migraines, tension – you name it I had a headache. I would get them weekly. There has been a HUGE improvement and I am not in pain anymore.

Holy shit.

MY LIFE HAS CHANGED.

As a very happy side affect of feeling so much better, my body is thanking me.

Starting weight, April 2011: 139.9
Starting attitude: Depressed, lazy, and unhappy.

Current weight, April 2012: 124.9
Current attitude: Happy! Refreshed! Optimistic!

15 lbs GONE.

But more importantly – my unhealthy mind is also GONE and for that, I am so thankful.

With all of that said, please know that everything is not perfect. The changes I’ve made have worked for me – but it doesn’t mean I don’t have bad days, or procrastinate, or get a zit, or get a headache anymore.

But I can’t deny that there has been a drastic change in my everyday life – all for the better.

I never knew that I could feel this good.

paleo hey oh

Thursday March 22, 2012

It’s been almost a year since Jake and I starting thinking differently about how we ate. I honestly cannot believe how many poor food choices we were making. I was completely driven by sugar, cheese, and carbs – and felt hungry all the time. I was sluggish, negative, and totally sad.

Enough was enough. When I began this journey I had a personal goal to shed 10 pounds – but once I started to really feel differently that is what mattered most to me. Jake felt it too and we were hooked. Slow carb works but it isn’t a forever way of life.

We’ve been doing paleo for three weeks and it is going great. The transition has been way easier than we thought. The fruit and Greek yogurt – oh my goodness, what a treat. Have you ever had Greek yogurt? It is honestly the best thing and tastes like ice cream. Try it!

As you know, I love me some scones, breads, and cookies. It was really important to still be able to bake these things and have them be paleo friendly. No more all purpose flour or sugar. I’ve tried bread, muffins, and cookies from paleo friendly recipes and have been pleasantly surprised! The bread is sooo good and the chocolate chip cookies were delicious! It’s all about changing your taste bud muscle memory.

Also, we can eat whatever we want when we want — because if 90% of our diet is paleo we’ll get 90% of the benefits. We like that ratio.

Here are the hard facts:

April 11, 2011: 139.9
March 22, 2012: 126.5

Bam. 13.4 pounds lost.

Here are the intangible facts:

Eating foods that fuel my brain and my body feels amazing! Making deliberate choices about food feels too good, and I don’t ever want to go back.

Shitty food shitty mood.

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Fruit is in.

Legumes are out.

Paleo is in.

Slow-carb is out.

It’s about a way of life — and not so much about weight loss anymore.

Feels good, and is only going to feel better.

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