Monday, April 23, 2012

One week in!

My guy and I have been strict paleo-eaters for one full week now. And...

We. are. loving. it.

Seriously, we have dropped pounds and found energy. Our weekend in NYC was fantastic and we didn't have to deal with the bloating and weight gain associated with over-eating carbs and drinking alcohol. We had so much fun AND our bodies feel healthy and strong. Love it.

The food has been tasting pretty awesome too. :)

Today is my food prep day. The way we have been dealing with eating paleo is PLANNING. I make sure to prep lots of foods that you can just throw in a tupperware and take with you. Carrot banana muffins, sweet potato latkes, turkey burgers and guacamole, mini quiches, nut mixes, etc etc. I am going to try some new recipes today.

I use a calorie counter on my phone that also shows me a pie chart of how my nutrition is used: carbs, fat and protein. Before paleo, my carbs would hover between 55% and 70%... not exactly the ideal nutrition! Now, my carbs are between 45% and 50% every day, and my proteins and fats are almost exactly 25% each. I like that a lot more.

I am holding steady at 132. Got to kick it up a notch to get 3 pounds off and maintain that so I can get my tattoo :)

Going to another concert tonight, Passion Pit, and maintaining my no drinking policy!


  1. Sounds like lots of fun. Keep up the good work, you are doing great.

  2. That is awesome and so inspiring for me. I feel like I'm never gonna get there, but you give me hope!!

  3. I'm so glad you're enjoying it and doing well. Finding what works for YOU is important. : ) But I disagree that a diet of 70% carbs isn't the ideal nutrition. Carbohydrates are our primary source of energy. They alone provide energy for red blood cells, and certain cells of the kidneys, and are the preferred fuel for the central nervous system, including the brain. However, not all carbs are the same. I do very well on 65-75% carbs, as long as they come primarily from whole foods - oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, beans, lentils and veggies - it's carbs from processed foods we should all avoid.