So, November first I decided to get serious about sticking to the paleo lifestyle. I had kind of been dabbling in it for some months, but was not totally sticking to it. I decided that November was a good time to get serious. I was working from home most of the time and now it seems, am among the pensioners crowd, so I have time to focus on this.
Cavan and I have been having fruit smoothies every morning for a while. Just frozen fruit (yes, I check to make sure there is NO sugar or sweeteners added), almonds and a bit of juice so that it doesn’t become a slushie. Juice isn’t generally recommended, but I do make sure that it doesn’t have any additives.
Lunch is generally either nuts and dried fruit, or vegetable soup that I make myself.
Dinner is either beef, pork, poultry or fish, with vegetables. No potatoes, although sometimes Cavan has potatoes and if I have anything else, it might be squash or sweet potatoes.
I even made my own spaghetti sauce, with just canned tomato sauce (nothing added, not even salt), with a cooked ground beef/pork combo, chopped veggies and spices. Then I cook spaghetti squash and have the sauce on it. Great stuff!
If we go out, I often have eggs, as an omlette, or scrambled. Sometimes I have a salad with grilled chicken, or once with grilled salmon. The salad dressing is my little cheat.
So, it looks like my belly has deflated and clothes fit much better. I think I will stick with it!!
I will try some more baking, as well. I made paleo cinnamon rolls that even Cavan liked! With Christmas coming up, I am planning some more paleo baking, of course. I have some recipes to try. There are tons of paleo websites out there with oodles of great recipes. This is not that difficult to stick to.
I am never hungry, so the only reason I might stray is if I am out for a meal and I can’t get exactly what I want.
This is a great lifestyle and I will try to carry it on for the rest of my life. As the wheat belly book says (and that is where I started this journey), stick with one ingredient foods. It is much better for you. We need to get away from these chemicals. They can’t possible be good for us.
So, I pray that everyone has a great week and wish you all well with your own food journey!