Well, today is day 6 of my veggie-paleo experiment. I feel slimmer around the middle, stronger, and overall have more energy. My skin and eyes are clearer. I’m not hungry all the time and I don’t ‘crash’ at some point during the day. In short, I feel f*cking amazing. So why am I still skeptical? Well, it was way too easy.
On traditional Paleo, you eat meat, meat and more meat because that’s what our caveman ancestors did. Since I still can’t stomach eating anything with fur or feathers, I’ve instead upped my seafood and nut consumption. I’ve also (gasp) started using oil to cook with. This part was really hard for me… there’s still a nagging voice in the back of me head telling me ‘Fat is bad!’ ‘Fat makes you fat!’
Here’s what a typical day has been:
Breakfast: Veggie Scramble: Egg Whites plus what ever veggies I can find (kale, onions, peppers, tomato paste, spinach, asparagus)
Snack: Walnuts and Almonds
Lunch: Salad with shrimp or leftover breakfast scramble
Snack: Lara Bar*, apple or tangerine
Dinner: Salmon with lemon, garlic, shallots and kale or brocollini
I also grabbed some almond butter at Costco and coconut oil at Whole Foods. I don’t think I’d be able to do this with out Farm Fresh Delivery… otherwise I’d be driving to the grocery store twice a week to stock up.
In my endeavors, here are some great (and cleverly written) blogs I’ve come across:
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- The Label Says Paleo
- Whole 9 Life
- The Fresh Meat Beat: My derby sister Sookie Smackhouse is a friggin’ super hero. Read about her adventures in Paleo, Crossfit, roller derby, and the police academy.
I’m still looking for a catch… but to sum it all up again, here’s a clever video:
*I love Lara Bars because aside from being nummy, they only a handful of ingredients and not a sketchy one in the bunch.