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This blog has been LONG neglected! There has been a lot going on, but I'll recap the recent highlights here, in case you don't follow our regular blog.
1) My dad was diagnosed with cancer, moving the wedding to the west coast and up by MONTHS to August 12th, 2012.
2) We bought a house! It has stairs. Built in work-out right there.
3) Friday, June 1st, we went Paleo for 30 days.
So what is Paleo?
It's a style of eating that is based on "hunter/gatherer" methodology. This isn't a "no carb" diet, and it's not a "quick fix" either. Paleo is a significant investment of time and money. The goal is to limit preservatives as much as possible.
The science behind it is pretty sound, whether you buy the "Caveman" idea or the Creation idea. Our bodies are ment to most easily digest and consume fruits, veggies, and meats - rather than diomexthophosphataline, oxycylonate, and corn syrup, hormonally enhanced cow juice
So we've been to the local produce store and filled the kitchen with fruit, veggies, fresh meats. That means we cook for pretty much every meal (unless I decide to make my breakfast out of nuts and fruit). But we cook w/ things that lack preservatives or were not processed whenever possible.
So what does that look like?Salad with lemon juice or oil and vinegar
Grilled locally raised and grass fed steak
Roasted cage free chicken
Cage free scrambled eggs w/ veggies
Raw Fruits and veggies (organic whenever possible)
Tea (including Kombucha my favorite!)
Organic Wine (in moderation)
What it doesn't look like?Chips
Breads (even the 'healthy' kind - it's all uber processed)
Cow Juice aka Milk (have you ever looked at the hormones in that junk)
Almond Milk (processed)
Store bought microwavable meals
We're allowing ourselves one "cheat day"/week where we can have something that might not be Paleo friendly.
I can only speak from my (Snow White) perspective, but I've been feeling pretty great. Refreshed, more able to focus, and yes, a little thinner even.
Weigh in will be happening again at the end of the month! Let's see how far we can go with this.