Here is my 5 minute brain dump as part of this great series. Here goes …
3 weeks ago I decided I needed to do something about the way I eat. I’ve always understood that “we are what we eat” as cliche as that might sound.
The Paleo Diet, or Caveman diet is the way of eating that has always appealed to me. I am gluten intolerant and rarely have any dairy in my diet anyway so it wasn’t going to be that hard to make the switch.
If anyone is wondering what it is that I do eat it is simple: lean meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruit and nuts.
What I don’t eat is: grains (rice, oats, wheat obviously – that includes corn, it is not a vegetable). No potatoes, no sweet potatoes (you can have them in moderation if you exercise for over 1hr and I’m not there yet!) I don’t eat anything processed. No sugar, syrups including Agave. No peanuts (they are legumes) not nuts and no beans or pulses. No dairy products but eggs are allowed (not sure how they ended up in a dairy category). No alcohol and my only vice is coffee.
The first few days were really hard – I had terrible headaches and I could feel my body detoxing. A few days later I felt great, I had more energy and I felt invigorated.
My main motivation was initially to lose my pregnancy weight – saying that I just had a baby, and then whispering 70 weeks ago, wasn’t cutting it anymore. BUT! After a few weeks and some great weight loss and awesome inch loss I have started to realise that this way of eating is for improving my well being and productivity and the weight loss is a fantastic byproduct!
Do you believe you are what you eat?
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