It’s Paleo Tuesday!! We are now one full month into this paleo dietary change and it honestly feels like we’ve been doing this for months now. Not really sure why that is but regardless, it has been a good month and both Jeff and I are feeling some changes.
Adjusting to the change: Being on this diet, it really isn’t all that difficult or rocket science, but you just have to ensure you make time to prep what you need. As it goes right now, every 2 days or so I’m making bacon and/or a pork sausage tray for our breakfasts. I also make egg muffins every 3 days or so. I buy lettuce in bulk at Costco and usually get 6 heads of romaine lettuce at a time, which usually will last us 2-3 days, then I’m off to go get more. Paleo mayo is made once a week. I did make clarified butter our first week but found that we weren’t using it much so it was a waste. Another thing I’ve been doing, which totally reminds me of my Grandma, is that I save bacon grease. Adding that to a pan adds the bacon flavour, which is also kind of a nice taste.
I think probably anyone you ask to that follows the paleo or primal diet will tell you that it can be a lot of prepping and thinking ahead but I think it’s full well worth it. Treat your body like a temple, for you only have that one vessel for your lifetime.
How we feel: I’ve noticed that Jeff looks slimmer all over, his face, his body. Same with me, everyone I’ve been in contact with over the week has said that I look different and slimmer. My work pants are ill-fitting these days, a bit sloppy in the bum, room in the waist and a bit slimmer down the quads. I just feel longer and leaner and I feel overall really, really good.
Cravings: We have indulged in some “cheats” but nothing over the top or extreme, and it’s often immediately clear to us why we’re doing the paleo route. It feels better to eat better. Sure, the “cheat” meals or snacks we’ve had are oh-so-good going down, it’s that bloated, heavy, disgusting feeling afterwards that puts us in check and back on track, and quickly. It’s just so painfully obvious that it’s better for you to eat better, cleaner, nutrient-dense foods. They keep you fuller longer and nutritionally it’s what your body needs and craves.
Since I had forgotten my beloved iPhone at home yesterday morning, I wasn’t able to upload some of the pictures I took after my Saturday’s blog post so I’ll include some of those here. Saturday night, we ended up staying up til almost 3:30 a.m. talking with Jeff’s brother, which was really nice and long overdue. Sunday morning, we got up and Jeff, his brother Jay and I went to the rang and I shot 4 pistols and one shot-gun (pump-action). I must say, I feel more confident holding a gun now after having taken that gun course in January.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!