My 30 day paleo challenge ended on December 30th. After I was able to detox my body, the challenge just flew bye. The first week or two were challenging because of the never ending cravings but eventually I moved past those. Although, the majority of the time that I craved snack foods it was out of boredom. I deteremined that I am a boredom eater. I didn’t think I was guilty of snacking but it’s definitely something I did often without even realizing it. Through this experience I’ve learned to pay attention to my body signals. Am I really hungry or just bored? Most of the time I’m actually thirsty and guzzling water helped subside the food cravings.
|I'm fortunate that my husband is so supportive. He's made some really yummy treats for me.|
Apples with pecans and almond butter drizzled with honey.
|Almond meal cookies with craisins and walnuts|
Once I was able to remind myself that my initial goal was focusing on my health and not weight loss, I was able to recharge my enthusiasm. So where am I today? I’m still challenging myself to a paleolithic lifestyle. Truthfully for me, this isn’t a diet. I believe in the principals of this approach. I think there is a possibility that we are poisoning ourselves with the food we ingest. So despite my less than amazing results, I will continue to post updates on my journey. Hopefully as I learn more about the lifestyle and possibilities out there my progress will be more exciting to report.
|Bacon bowls A-mazing!|
|Seeing a side by side comparison of my progress really helps keep me motivated!|