I am making the transition to Paleo. I’ve decided to follow this, because of many reasons:
- I’ve tried tracking calories, points, macros, meal times, etc. and I can’t stick with it long term.
- I’m tired of being hungry ALL THE TIME
- I’m tired of being tired, sluggish, and feeling forced through workouts
- I’m tired of seeing gains on the scale week after week
- I’m tired of my clothes not fitting
- I’m tired of being in my late 20′s and still suffering from IMMENSE ACNE
- I’m tired of being a slave to carbs – because I am
- I’m tired of being bloated due to dairy
- I’m tired of watching other people be successful and waiting for my turn
I read this page on NerdFitness – The Beginners Guide to the Paleo Diet - time and time again. Jennifer has tireless tried to convince me this is the way to go. My friend Mei Li has become stronger, and leaner and better from Paleo and CrossFit. How many more “results” do I need to see before I’m like “Hey, let’s do this?”
I am only saying that I am transitioning, because I have to go to the grocery store, so my food supplies are limited until I get there on Monday. But I’ve made big changes already:
- Breakfast: Black coffee w/ Honey, Protein smoothie with fruit and zero carb protein powder, 2 eggs fried in EVOO w/ 2 chicken sausage links
GUESS WHAT? I AM ACTUALLY SATISFIED. If you know me personally outside of this blog, I am normally hungry about 10 minutes after a meal – now I realize this is not physical hunger, but as I stated in my Topic Tuesday about binge eating, I don’t have a switch in my body that tells me I am not hungry anymore. I can eat for ages. I should have been a professional eater, frankly, because I would rock that biznass. But right now, at this moment, as I type this, I feel good. I feel full. I fell satisfied. SATISFIED.
- Lunch: Quinoa w/ kosher salt and pepper, 1 veggie griller patty ( all mixed up ), baby carrots, apple
(Quinoa in small quantities is Paleo! I WAS SO EXCITED TO HEAR THIS!)
To some it seems restrictive. To me it seems freeing. All the protein and veggies I want? HELL YES. Some fruit? EVEN BETTER. I have been printing recipes for paleo dinners and lunches (AND DESSERTS!) since yesterday. My older sister has GI issues and was thinking about going this route, so I told her we should do it together.
Now, because I have a hard time giving up wine, I am following the 90/10 rule. (Some people follow the 80/20 rule, but I need a bit more restriction than that) One day a week – most likely Saturday – I will eat what I want – with in reason, and not go crazy – I’ll have wine, pizza, ice cream, whatever. So to keep myself sane. It will be my “Treat Yo’ Self” day and it coincidentally coincides with my day that I will have my longer run of the week – so caloric-ally it balances – or I will make sure it will. I’ll move this day around if for instance there is a special occasion.
Is this Paleo?
I find myself asking that question when I look around my kitchen. Uh, I don’t know is my predominant answer. Luckily, NerdFitness has thought of everything. Paleo Central is an App for your iphone that takes the guess work out of Paleo food. OH AMEN.
I’m sticking with NROLFW – which I’m sure Paleo will only help with the results of – and running. I have been finding more and more resources on Paleo for Athletes and more specifically runners, and frankly the whole Carb-Loading is coming on as kind of a myth to me now. Some of the best races I’ve had, the day before I was eating PROTEIN DENSE meals with little to no carbs. I only used to carbs in the GU packets during the race to get me through.
Well not no carbs. I’ll be getting my carbs from Fruits and Veggies. The way God Intended.
I’m sorry that picture is hilarious, and possibly sacrilegious, but still, Hilarious.
Paleo before and After via Pinterest
I’m not going to preach at you about this, but it will become a fixture on my blog at least for the next few months while I try it out. I’m giving it till the end of May, so about 2 months, of honest to goodness Paleo and my current exercise routine.
The only thing I have to lose is the weight and inches right?
Paleo Food For Thought:
Workout: NROLFW Stage 1 Week 3 Workout A & 2 Miles Running