I’ve become obsessed. First I was obsessed with 4HB…I wanted to make sure I had all the details down and knew all that I had to do in order to lose 20 lbs in 30 days. And although I didn’t lose 20 lbs in even 90 days, I wouldn’t change a thing. 4HB helped me take a good hard look at what I’ve been eating, it helped me make the leap to no carbs (which is still shocking to me) and eventually led me to my newest obsession…Primal/Paleo!
I’m not even sure how I started reading about Primal/Paleo…I have a few friends who have posted about it on FB. I even found an article on Tim Ferriss’ blog about Paleo (check it out here)! I’ve read the books Primal Blueprint and the Paleo Diet as well as countless websites, blogs, and forums. (Some favorites include: marks daily apple, whole 9, and everyday paleo) And it just makes sense. It’s essentially what I’ve been doing – eating whole foods, protein, vegetables, no white stuff, no legumes, no potatoes, corn, peas, processed foods. They encourage organic/grassfed/etc…and although I’m working on it, I’m not stressing about it too much either. I’m still learning all the details but I think Primal/Paleo is the most logical next step for me. My goal now is not about 20lbs of fatloss, it’s about being healthy and feeling good. I don’t really care about what the scale says, I care more about what my buddha says! (buddha = stomach). I’ve found that beans don’t work for me…and turns out that legumes aren’t great for people with autoimmune diseases! Who knew? My body told me before I read about it. When I eat 3 slices of cheesy pizza like I did on Saturday, even if it tastes super yummy (and it did!)…my body is not a fan of it (big buddha-ache!). Not sure if it’s the cheese or the crust, probably both. But I’m learning to listen to my body.
So this is my plan right now – eat protein and vegetables (in that order…for more info why, check out Athletic Greens’ email here and his follow-up email here), take athletic greens and fish oil every morning, some fruit (mostly berries)/dairy/wine on weekends only, not be concerned with 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking, 1 cheat meal per week…and I’m going to try to stay gluten-free at this meal as well…wish me luck!