The Diet

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in blog | 0 comments

The Diet

Ok. The Diet is winning. I mean killing me. The Paleo Diet, also known as the “caveman diet” because it’s based on the hunter gatherer system of eating. The philosophy being our bodies aren’t made to digest anything that can’t be hunted or gathered. Which means: No gluten, no sugar, no grains, no dairy, just greens and grass fed meats, 9 cups of greens a day. phew. After few months on this diet I’m about to explode in a frenzy of chili cheese pancakes with maple sugar and chocolate sprinkles and beer battered chocolate cheese balls in gravy.

I know this diet is good for me and nutrition is everything. But Greens greens, greens, greens greens! I’ve got a blender and Ive been making green smoothies to consume 9 cups of greens (an otherwise impossible task) but I can’t imagine eating like this the rest of my life. I am so ingrained in the American Diet of burgers, pizza, tacos, fried chicken and cheese cheese cheese! It’s hard to wrap my head around this new way of thinking. Its less about what i eat and more about what I think i want to eat. Brainwashed.

I have the gluten free foods from the health food store. The vegan cheese that is very mysterious and some things to mix with the Kale in the blender to make it not so vicious…

Embracing the new life, takes lots of patience and letting go of old habits. yep.