Paleo Date:12513 – D5: Not Enough

Paleo Trek: The Next Generation

Real Food: The Final Frontier
These are the musings of the CrossFitter M^2 and her 30 Day Paleo Challenge: to explore strange new recipes that do not include wheat, legumes, dairy, sugars and/or processed foods.

To seek out new opportunities to learn about her body, eat clean/train dirty, understand a food processor, and boldly go where she has never gone before: her very own kitchen

CrossFitter’s log, Paleo date:12513 – D5

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8 thoughts on “Paleo Date:12513 – D5: Not Enough

  1. Not eating legumes is not only about the carb vs protein content debate. It is also about GI irritation. A lot of experience the following symptoms after eating legume – GI upset, bloating and gas to name a few. So it’s like a toss up so to speak – why will I want to eat food that upset my tummy when I can do without it and still be healthy and happy?

    • Great point! Not to get too graphic, but I’ve noticed a much more settled stomach; i used to drink tea after every meal just to calm my stomach and that has gone doqn significantly since starting my challenge…I just dont miss it. I say thats a #win!

      • Just read the manifesto…hmmm…not sure how I feel about that. As a certified nutrition & wellness coach I’d say keep the beans, though obviously, not in every meal or even every day. Plus your bod’s top choice for energy is carbs-though I’d recommend to people to get them through mostly vegetables and fruits. Sorry, I’m getting preachy. Obviously do what works for you. I know of some hot celebs who do Paleo and like I said, they’re hot, lol. I just worry about their kidneys.

      • I agree with you re: energy & carbs, but there are “empty” carbs and long lasting carbs, and right now i’m having a month-long love affair with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, acorn squash and some other forms of carbohydrates. The beans, I don’t really miss…inside of one week i FEEL more aware of my body which is both awesome and scary (scary b/c really, what does this mean in terms of the food that I normally ate???).

        I’m not certified in jack, i’ll be the first to tell you. BUT i know that what’s good or not good for you seems to change on a constant basis based on who has the most money to sell it (slightly jaded over here) and every persons body is different.There are studies for and against each side. How often are we watching the news and we see some new study says that something you’ve been doing for the last 5 years, b/c of a study, is now bad for you? A little too often I think.

        It’s my belief that you should find what works best for you, while being willing to experiment a little. I’ve done low carb, low salt, low sugar, etc. Now i’m just doing natural carb, regular plant grown sugar (carrots!!!), etc.

        You know what has impressed me the most so far?
        The fact that i’m eating, in small portions, REAL BUTTER. Not Land O’Lake butter, but Irish KerryGold Pasteurized UnSalted Butter and OMG it tastes so good and its the real thing. These cows got grass, not grain (gluten/wheat), they got to walk around and get fat on their own (no fattening of the calf here) and there is a sincere difference in taste (wowzers!) that I don’t think i’ll ever, EVER give up.

        I’m on day 7 now, so we’ll see what the next three weeks have in store! 🙂

      • I totally agree about the media and the “latest” diet findings. It’s absurd. I follow a whole food, plant heavy diet, which means I eat mainly vegetables, fruits, and legumes. Let me know how the diet goes. You know I’ll be following your blog:)

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