Well, I’m about half way through week two of my Paleo(ish) Trial, and I am happy to say that I am still really enjoying this. I still feel like I have so much energy, and one of the best bonuses so far is that the sluggish “I’m-not-ready-to-wake-up” feeling I always fought in the morning is basically gone.
Even after I’ve had a bad night with Hank, I still feel much better in the mornings. That in itself is making this worth it.
I no longer feel like I’m a slave to my cravings. I had a bad day on Tuesday, for some reason an intense craving for sugar hit me like a freight train around lunch time on Tuesday and it raged for most of the afternoon. I was able to stave it off by eating an orange, and a friend of mine suggested that I may not have had enough fruit in the previous days–and I think she was right. I upped my fruit intake a little and I haven’t felt a single craving since.
I even made regular chocolate chip cookies this morning with Ruby, and I wasn’t even tempted. Usually I eat half the dough before it makes it onto the pan, and then enjoy several cookies fresh out of the oven. I didn’t even want them today. :)
I feel like my tastes have diversified and I’m enjoying things I normally wouldn’t so much more. I’m really excited about trying new vegetables and I’m already planning out meals for week 3!
My weight loss this week hasn’t been as dramatic, but I’m still losing an average of half a pound per day. It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up and I am so happy.
In short, I feel great. I was really worried that I would get bored of the food and revert back to my old (unhealthy) ways, but I am still really excited about this. Almost every recipe I’ve tried has been a win, and I’ve been virtually sugar and processed food free for 11 days!
I know I keep bombarding your newsfeeds with photos of my food, but it is actually really helpful for me. It keeps me so accountable knowing that people are watching, and it has helped me not cheat! So, thanks. I’m sorry if it’s driving you crazy. haha
I’m going to try and post a new recipe every day on my Facebook page, and I’ll let you know what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to give this a whirl–if you’re not ready to go full time, why not start making Paleo(ish) dinners? If they work for you, then go for lunch too. A change begins with a single step–take a leap with me!