Oh, hi. Let’s play catch up.
To start off, Paleo’s not for everyone. I’m not necessarily sure it’s totally for me just yet, but I’m giving it the ol’ college try. I’ve been doing it for the past two weeks and I still have 2 more weeks to go, at which point I’ll reassess my goals.
What I’m eating: All kinds of things as long as they’re not bread, gluten, grains, legumes or dairy. It’s really upped my cooking. I have to plan my meals or else I’m a hungry T-Rex and I terrorize my surroundings. I’ve also replaced pasta noodles with zucchini, yellow squash and spaghetti squash. Cover the stuff in marinara or peso sauce and you’re golden (although, I’m not 100 percent sure pine nuts are paleo).
What about going out to eat? Well, because I plan my meals, I’m not eating out as much, but when I do, I stick with salads or scrambles. The Cove has an amazing sweet potato hash that’s mostly paleo-friendly, save for the smattering of corn kernels. They also offer a naked burger that goes great with sweet potato fries.
How I’m feeling: On a scale from 1-10, 10 being awesome, I’m at a 7.5. I’m allowing myself teensy cheats every other day which help keep me sane, but I feel pretty great for the most part. I don’t bloat nearly as often. I haven’t had a breakout in two weeks. That being said, when I do allow carbs or sugar in my meals, I’m usually in for an upset stomach.
There are still a ton of recipes I plan on trying out. PaleOMG has some neat-sounding plantain recs. Overall, I’m having a ton of fun with this little experiment.
In other news:
- Still trying to keep up a workout routine.
- I’m seeing a pretty neat fellow.
- Work is …work.
- Oh, and summer movie season is in full swing. I’ve watched Ironman 3, The Great Gatsby (loved the soundtrack), Star Trek Into Darkness (Hello, Chris Pine/Benedict Cumberbatch), and Fast & Furious 6 (EXPLOSIONS! which I reviewed here!).
- I experienced my third Taylor Swift show. It might be my favorite so far (wrote about that here) :D
Anywhoodles, off to plan several days worth of food. Paleo recipe suggestions totally welcome!