Just in case you missed some of this weekend's goings on, here are some of the things I did:
- Got some fun fashion goodies in the mail!
- Ran an awesome 8 miles w/ my dad
- Kevin & My Valentine's Day dinner
Over the weekend, I eluded to a big change in my life starting today- in the form of food! Some of you might of guessed from the hints I gave last week when I made those yummy blueberry muffins. But, just in case you didn't guess…
I will be going on the Paleo Diet for the next 40 days!
Don't be fooled by the bread and peanut butter (my sister is a vegetarian and loves to eat bread and peanut butter… she would have kicked me if I threw those out ) but yesterday Kevin and I spent the day shopping for Paleo friendly foods to eat for the next 2-3 weeks!
What is the Paleo Diet? To put it plainly, the Paleo Diet focusses on eating foods that were around during caveman times. That basically means that, for the next 40 days, Kevin and I will be eating:
- Meat/Protein- Chicken, beef, fish, turkey, eggs, and protein powder
- Vegetables- A LOT of vegetables
- Fruit- For the first 3 weeks, we are only allowed to eat berries. My diet changes on the days I do long runs to accomidate for the carbs long distance runners need.
- Healthy Fats- Nuts (except peanuts. I still haven't figured out that one), olive oil, sesame oil, coconut, avocados, and egg yolks
- Spices- Any and every spice known to man, pretty much.
After the first 3 weeks, we are allowed to add more carbs into our diet. However, these first weeks are crucial for riding our bodies of unnecessarly glycogen stores and wheat traces that breads leave in our bodies. Whoa- it just got way scientific up in here. Sorry, I tend to get that way some times.
I am also excited to share with you all my experience with the diet! I am currently reading Paleo for Athletes so I can learn how to eat for my body as I increase my mileage. So far, I have found that many endurance athletes eat Paleo and perform much better then when they eat pastas and breads!
The thing I like best about the diet… well actually there are 2 things. 1) I am glad that this diet still incorporates carbs and even sweets, just in a different more healthy way & 2) While I do not know my test results for my intestinal problems, I think that trying the whole “no wheat” thing might just be good for my belly!
Alright, time to go get coffee with my little brother before work. Enjoy your day and I will talk to you guys tomorrow!
- Have you thought about doing the Paleo diet?
- What is your favorite dessert?
See ya~ Kay