Happy Day after Easter! Back to Paleo eating for me. I have just come off a “binge weekend” – 3 days of gluttony and excess with family and friends. Back to healthy eating. Its been several weeks now since I started following a new eating plan, based on the principles of Tim Ferris’s Slow Carb Diet. I have eliminated almost sugars and starched, eating primarily Proteins (fish, chicken, beef, pork, eggs) and vegetables.
About a month since my last post, I’m down about 10 lbs since I began with this new way of eating. For a sugar addict f]like me, eating this way is easier said than done. I have 6 days with fairly strict eating guidelines, then one “cheat” day. The first couple of cheat days were total gluttony days, but after that I “cheated” in moderation. I was finding that when I did eat the ‘forbidden foods’ on my cheat days, I just kinda felt like crap. This past weekend however, with family visiting and holidays and birthdays to celebrate, I had a cheat weekend instead, so today, I need to tighten the reins and bring my eating back in line. I do like starting my day with a smoothie, and one of the this I use in my smoothie is Green Grass. I used to put all kinds of spinach and kale in my smoothie, but this makes it easier, if I don’t have any on hand. I just use it along with whatever I have… coconut or almond milk, carrots, bee pollen, flax seed, maybe some fruit (my exception to my slow carb dieting). We invested in a Vitamix, but there are other great high powered blenders out there as well. Our Vitamix chews through raw fruit and veggies easily, even when frozen. It’s pretty awesome.
Something else I need to get back into is an exercise regimen. When Ray’s work schedule changed, so did his exercise schedule. Where we used to go together in the mornings, 3 to 4 days a week, he now goes 6 days a week, for about 2 hours in the afternoon. Let me be brutally honest, I have absolutely no desire to spend 2 hours of my day, six days a week, exercising. I have been seeing a lot about some sort of microburst training. It seems to be short periods of high intensity training using limited equipment and I might look into this more and give it a try. I’m also going to have to suck it up and get back into the gym for some strength training, even if it means going by myself, a few times a week. I must say that working out with my husband was much easier when I had him for motivation.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress, but my Vitamix is calling me, so I’m off to make myself a delicious smoothie.