Two months on with Paleo

Two months on and I am still loving the Paleo lifestyle!  I haven’t been 100% strict, allowing a few treats here and there (chocolate is one of them) but overall I am feeling amazing.  I have made choices to be picky where I buy my produce and meats from & enjoying the positive results!   For the first time in my “dieting” life I feel like I am NOT on a diet and in control and eating healthy.

Check out the Paleo Snacks FB page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paleo-Snacks/110561122350632

Check out my post from day three of eating paleo – https://onnada.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/day-three-of-challenge/

I remember this day so well, was feeling energised and felt like nothing could stop me.  Two months on and eating good clean foods is giving me more energy and benefits than I have ever experienced before.  My skin is so clear and not dry, I hardly use body lotion, my digestion has improved so much (no bloating, wind or sluggish feeling) I no longer crave food or have mood swings or energy level drops.  I have dropped another 2kgs on the scale but am feeling much stronger and leaner…

To say I have followed it 100% would be a big fat lie… I have had the occasional dairy treat or cupcake (paid for it afterwards mind you) – I enjoy the odd soy piccolo from time to time, enjoy some goats cheese now and then (preferably with beetroot and walnuts) but predominately I follow the paleo plan. I do not miss milk, bread, pasta or oats. I believe my diet is richer in calcium and fibre now with the variety of foods I eat than it was before. Leafy green vegetables, meats, eggs, coconut oil/milk, fruit, nuts, seeds…. heaven.

The one thing I can say is that scrambled eggs cooked with butter, is DIVINE! I have this a couple times a week either as dinner or breakfast…

My daily nutrition looks something like this:

Breakfast: two boiled eggs, salmon or ham, spinach salad with avocado and balsamic dressing, strawberries or berries on the side OR fresh fruit with coconut cream or coconut milk (light) topped with walnuts or brazil nuts.

Lunch: Beef stew with vegetables; chicken/salad with avocado;  fish curry with vegetables; frittata and salad; sardines and salad or with ratatouille; sashimi.

Dinner: kangaroo w/sweet potato mash; broccoli, red capsicum; beef/chicken/lamb stews with potato/carrot/leeks; baked eggs with ham/pesto;  beef stir fry with veggies, baked salmon with asparagus and pumpkin/carrot mash.

Snacks: blueberries/almonds, coconut milk and fruit, almond meal protein balls, sesame seeds.

Interesting information and reading can be found:

 Anastasia – http://primalmeded.com/

Jamie Scott – http://thatpaleoguy.blogspot.com/2010/03/paleo-dairy-exclusion-and-calcium.html

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2 responses to “Two months on with Paleo

  1. Sounds great Don. Am thinking of trying this type of eating after I finish this round of 12 wbt.

  2. Glad you are feeling so well. Don’t think I could do it, but it really sounds like it’s working for you. Well done!

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