Paleo Tuesday 12

paleo breakfast

So it’s been two weeks now since the last Paleo Tuesday and about 5 weeks since we initially began this healthier lifestyle.  Over the weeks I have been still following recipes from the first book I got, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go by Diana Rodgers but recently I’ve borrowed from a friend and bought, Against the Grain by Danielle Walker and Make it Paleo II by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley with Caitlin Grace Nagelson.  And lastly, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter have also been inspirations.  There are so many recipes out there and everything tastes so damn good and so dense, does that even make sense?  It’s just wholesome, feel-good food.  I don’t take nearly as many pictures of food that I’d like to because, frankly, by the time I think of it, I’ve 3/4 scarfed my food like a savage.  LOL!

We started this Paleo journey mid-way through March and so for this month, I wanted to save recipes and figure out just how much money we were spending eating now versus a couple of months ago when we were eating grains, a bit of processed food here and there and sugar.  Jeff and I have both said that we feel immensely better when we eat better.  We’ve “cheated” and indulged in non-Paleo food but you honestly feel like shit and it’s not worth it.  And when i say cheats, we cheat and get Coconut Bliss Coconut milk ice cream, or we eat a burger with bun and once we had cupcakes.  Damn they were good in the moment, but we end up feeling like crap for a whole day.  Not worth it.

What we eat: I won’t recount what we typically eat on an average day, you can read a sample day’s menu here.

Cost of groceries: The cost of groceries for the month of April versus previous months.when we were eating grains, some processed food and (more) sugar.  Right now, for a month’s worth of groceries we’ve spent approximately $730 dollars on this Paleo diet (and it’s actually more because we still have chicken left in the freezer from the Costco haul).  We used to spend at least $800-900, easy.  That figure is somewhat surprising to me because I thought we’d be spending more not less.  But less is more, and better as they say, whoever “they” exactly is.

Weight loss: Jeff has lost 25-30 lbs without even trying, that’s just from eating better and no pop.  He used to drink diet crap all the freaking time like it was going out of style.  I’ve lost about 10 lbs leaning down and I was drinking one can of coke a day so that’s probably where most of that weight loss has come from.  By cutting out pop you can serious drop 5-10 lbs alone, it’s sickening how much sugar, chemicals and the pounds that can add up drinking that shit.  Jeff likes to tell people that he’s lost 25 lbs while eating bacon everyday.  Which is true and that IS pretty awesome and bacon is delicious, isn’t it?  #bacon #baconrules #nomnomnom #paleo

But honestly, look what’s happened…You guys, I have abs. AND I can flex them.  For reals.  And this was after two meals!  I have just a thin layer of fat over my stomach and I’ve leaned down a bit in the glutes and quads/hams.  I’m not trying to lose any weight but I’m not complaining either.   Please don’t hate, I work my ass off at the gym to look decent.

Leaning out

Please ignore the stupid look on my face. I always feel like a weirdo if I’m taking a picture of myself in a mirror.

I’ll be back with Paleo Tuesday two weeks from now, as per ushe.  Til then, be good to yourselves.  🙂

xox

Lindsay

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  • You are officially my inspiration now! I just need to find money and time to hit the gym and buy healthy food, lol! But really, I’ve been wanting to start incorporating healthy and delicious recipes to our diet!

  • Aw thanks Isabel. 🙂 You just have to plan and prepare your meals and days so you don’t make impulsive and stupid food choices. That and being smart anout what you’re doing exercise and maximizing results in the amount of time you have. I don’t work out hours and hours a day. I just do HIIT, weight training and a bit of cardio, not all that much, really.

    I’m here for you if you need motivation. 🙂

    Xo

  • All of the food looks great!

    What’s the sauce/condiment? A mayo?

  • It sounds like it’s all going really well for you! You look great!

  • I still think it’s awesome that you are sticking to this!! It looks like so much prep work though, I just don’t have time for that.

  • Thanks so much Christine, I appreciate it! 🙂

  • Thanks Linds. Even though I complain sometimes, I think it’s worth it. It works for us for now and that’s cool. 🙂

  • Congrats! I keep meaning to try the Paleo diet, because it does sound like mostly the kind of things I like to eat. I’m not convinced about breakfast without cereal or toast yet but I’ll give it a try one day.

  • You know what it’s not that bad. I ate oatmeal every day and toast on weekends. Sometimes I crave the grains but mostly I get sweet cravings. 🙂

  • OMG, girl. You look AMAZING and you should be very VERY proud of that figure! I never thought much about a paleo diet (mainly because I’m a vegetarian and feel as though a lot of paleo meals are heavy on the meat, right? Then again, I admit I could be totally wrong and am more than willing to look more into it). I always favor a diet that is heavy on whole foods/grains so maybe there are recipes from this lifestyle that I can incorporate into my own diet…if it gives me abs like that, I’m on board 🙂

    XOXO

  • Thank you so much Charlotte!! I work my ass off and transitioning my diet has really been the key to leaning out a bit and losing some of the fluff.

    Grains aren’t a part of the diet tho but of course you could tweek it to accommodate your needs but generally, no grains, no sugars, no processed food, no legumes and no dairy. That’s on the strict end of the scale, those that follow Paleo diet that aren’t as strict will sometimes consume dairy and add a bit of cheese to food, or have cheat meals that contain a grain or sugar but that’s on the looser end of the scale. We still have a bit of cream in coffee ( we don’t consume much dairy at all), a little bit of cheese in our egg muffins, but that’s about it.
    Might be a bit more difficult for you if you’re vegetarian or vegan, because it IS largely based on animal proteins and a ton of vegetables.

    Hope that helps. Thanks so much sweetie 🙂

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