Greetings friends, how is your week going? Mine….well it could be better. Like we could have our air conditioning working at the office (going on 3 weeks with no air in LA)
But on the bright side we have a “cool front” blowing through right now! It was awesome to wake up to the mid 60’s this morn 🙂
So in a previous post last week I talked about some diet issues, as well as the temptation to run in a marathon. So what was my decision? Well as you can tell from the title I did decide to clean up the diet a bit. I talked about the Whole30 program, which is basically a paleo type diet with the exception of a few minor differences (such as some paleo followers use dairy), and how skeptical I was to follow the plan due to the restrictions of no grains/dairy/legumes. Well I have researched the paleo diets, ordered and now reading some books, as well as checking out some various blogs only to discover that most of the foods I eat are okay following the plan. I only had to give up oats & dairy.
Which I thought would be super hard but so far so good! Well except the whole yogurt thing. I do miss my yogurt. What made me decide to do this? Well as you know I had a super fun girl’s beach trip this past weekend. Too much alcohol, too much fast food, to much laziness left me coming home 5lbs heavier, bloated, and feeling yucky. Mainly because I do not eat/drink like that. I needed a good body cleansing. So I dove into the paleo, drank tons of water Monday, and dropped all the bloated/retention weight within two days!!
My body is getting back to where it was. I should soon see the differences with continued weight loss, energy, skin, hair, etc. I will continue to blog about this journey in order to help track my progress!
So what does one eat as a paleo….
pumpkin “oats minus the oats”, 2 ingredient pancake….both topped with almond butter, walnuts, and bacon
meatloaf, roasted okra, roasted sweet potato, tomatoes w/ olive oil & balsamic vinegar
I have been enjoying some wonderful cantaloupe with some of my breakfasts or as a snack. I have also used bananas and apples with almond butter as pre-workout snacks.
dinners have been loaded salads, sausage, veggies, and sweet potatoes with almond butter.
I was say this is falling into good habits, wouldn’t you? I can’t resist the sweet potatoes and pumpkins now that fall weather has hit. Oh and I was so excited to finally see honey crisp apples!
Now head on over to Jenn’s blog and check out all the other WIAW posts 🙂