Friday, November 22, 2013
If you've never heard of the Paleo Diet, you should check it out: thepaleodiet.com
. It is said to work by mimicking the diet of our cave people ancestors. I don't know if I believe all that, but I do know that it has worked for a lot of people and I hope it works for me.
The premise is that you rule out anything grainy, dairy, or sugary (processed). I already have a partial aversion to dairy, but I feel saddened that I won't be having any cheese for the next month. I am DEVESTATED that I won't be having Starbucks.
The first 30 days is called "the 30 day reset" (Paleo for Dummies). In that time on top of the regular guidelines you cannot use honey and you have to follow it 100%. Following the first 30 days it's basically an 80/20 on/off rule.
Day one was pretty good - no mess ups. It's hard for me to not be concerned with calories, so I felt a little guilty on the amount that I ate. I added some extra nuts before bed because I felt hungry.
Today, I was off from work and it has felt much harder! I think it's because I have less distractions (and maybe because the sugar monster is getting desperate)! I want to get some exercise in, but I'm sick and it's hard to breathe (excuses on day 2).
I'm getting ready to start dinner - steak and grilled zucchini - yum!