Now I have no intention of going in to any serious detail, unless you ask of course :), about the nitty gritty biochemistry of it all; but what I am going to do is take you on my Paleo journey.
To take a quote from Mark Sissons' new book The Primal Blueprint: 21 Day Total Body Transformation: "...The decline in human health prompted by civilization occurred because we departed from what our genes were accustomed to for the previous two million years: meat, fish, eggs, plants, and constant activity. Instead, humans transitioned to brand-new agricultural foods (wheat, barley, peas, and lentils were among the first cultivated crops) and adopted a less physically strenuous lifestyle. The abrupt lifestyle change of civilization- what University of California, Los Angeles evolutionary biologist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Jared Diamond refers to as "the worst mistake in the history of the human race" -dramatically altered which genes were switched on, and which were turned off.
I happen to love the science behind nutrition but I know not everyone does. I may drop in some of that fun stuff once in a while. :)
I'm already on day 3 now so this post is going to have what I ate days 1 & 2 (at the request of my always supportive mother). I didn't take pictures of everything, but I promise to do so from now on. Nutrition facts aren't exact but relatively accurate. It's a little more difficult without food labels! There will be occasional non-paleo things (there is an 80/20 rule) but I will try my hardest to stay close to 100%.
Paleo Day 1: Let the Journey Begin!
1/2 ruby red grapefruit
2 cheese eggs scrambled cooked in bacon fat
2 slices low sodium bacon
7 oz sparkling white grape juice (not paleo)
|Lunch: 1 cup cauliflower "rice" with tomato gravy made from beef drippings|
6oz pan fried venison steaks (with smart balance oil-not paleo...need to buy coconut oil)
1/2 cup oven roasted asparagus (w/olive oil)
10oz red wine
Day 1 Nutrition Facts:
Fat: 73.9 grams: 51%
Carbs: 74.8 grams: 23%
Protein: 81.9 grams 25%
Paleo Day 2:
2 cheese eggs scrambled (cooked in bacon fat)
1/8 cup asparagus (from dinner)
2.5oz venison (from dinner)
8oz sparkling white grape juice (I know, I know, It's gone now i promise)
|Lunch/Snack: 1 small honey crisp apple & about 2/3 cup homemade almond butter (made with raw almonds and 1 tbs. smart balance oil-again need to get coconut oil)-husband said using olive oil would be too strong of a flavor??|
|Dinner: 1/2 cup cauliflower "rice", 1/3 cup pineapple, 4oz ham, 2 tbs olive oil,|
6oz red wine. (I'm used to drinking red wine every night so I'm doing better )
Day 2 Nutrition Facts:
Fat: 101.9 grams 55%
Carbs: 111.7 grams 27%
Protein: 74.2 grams 18%
So far I've actually felt pretty satisfied and not much like snacking, which is great! I guess each day I'll post what I ate like this, if I did any exercise, and how I'm feeling. I'll also talk about goals I have for myself, one step at a time though.
I'M SO MOTIVATED!!! But I wish Alex was here!