Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Egg OH Paleo!

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Hello all! Been awhile and thought I would pop in and let you know my going's on. I've been pretty busy and one major change I want to share is that I started eating Paleo. It's a way of eating like our ancestors did before the agricultural age. Cave man eating! Nope, not trying to sell anyone on it but I do want to share how much better I feel.

I've heard a lot of people on the web trying it out and since I was so sick and tired of feeling so poorly, I thought I would give it a shot. It's just 30 days. 30 days to see if I feel any better and if I don't? I'll go back to the donuts... which I love, by the way. But, I felt awful. All. The. Time. I slept terribly. I have reflux so badly that it's very distressing. I had food cravings that I could not get a handle on. I was always fatigued and in a brain fog and my body hurt. I was exercising every day and eating a mostly healthy diet with lots of veggies and fruit, pasta and low fat foods. Very little meat because I don't care for it much. I had also been trying to lose weight but it wasn't happening. AT all. I thought I was doing all the right things and still I felt terrible AND I was gaining weight instead of losing it. So I thought I would give this way of eating a shot.
I am so glad I did. I'm on day 17 of the 30 day elimination part of Paleo where you eliminate all dairy, sugar, legumes(peanut butter, beans etc.), and grain. Alcohol as well. Your diet consists of whole foods of meat, eggs, veggies, fruit, healthy oils and nuts. If anyone is interested in greater detail visit this web site. Whole 9 I found it trolling around the nets and it's most excellent in regards to this way of eating.
I've had a few bouts with the "sugar dragon" where I thought I would break down and cry if I didn't have a donut. Seriously wanting to cry and throw myself down in a huge tantrum, kicking and screaming for a "DONUT!!"... but I pushed though it! That's one thing I'm so proud of myself for. My cravings for carbs would take me down and I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I honestly didn't think I would be able to conquer that...but I have.

Now to the way I feel. After 17 days of having no dairy, sugar, grains, or legumes...I feel really, really good. Physically and mentally. I'm actually kinda stunned as I'm not one to believe in all the hype about stuff like this as I'm a pretty big skeptic in most things and I don't follow fads and or the latest diet craze. But as of two nights ago I've been sleeping soundly through the night. Big for me! That's one of the things they say will happen. Better sleep. I've found a good balance of fat/protein that I'm able to eat three times a day and I don't get hungry in between. So the cravings are pretty much gone. But I know that that the cravings I have now are just old habits and not related to food. I've really had to work on the emotional stuff. I've always been an emotional eater and breaking that cycle has been hard but I finally feel free of my dependance on food to numb. I will say that I've been a bundle of anxiety the last week or so stopping my bad habits but I'm doin it! My reflux has improved tremendously and I'm hoping over the next few months it'll be gone. I have more energy and my body doesn't hurt!! And! Bonus!!! My clothes are getting loose on me. Halaluyur!!!

Anyhoo, of I go to go get some things done. Have a great day!!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you:) I really have to do something as my blood sugar is soaring so I'll go over and take a look. I'm not a sweet eater so that isn't a big problem for's the bread...I do love it too much:(


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