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:021213 – D22
Today, I smelled, nay; INHALED the sugar associated with decadent, evil, glazed and jelly filled donuts. Once again, the supervisor, b/c he loves us, brought in treats. And it was 2 dozen varied donuts…and lord knows that I wanted one. Literally my nose, was on the box, as I breathed deeply…from my diaphragm…multiple times.
It smelled soooooooooo good. I could practically taste the sugar through my lymph nodes. I could have had one…I mean seriously, who could blame me? I’ve been doing Paleo pretty well…I deserve a treat don’t I? It’s just a flipping doe-nut!
Except…for one little, teeny, tiny problem: I’ve been eating clean for so long, no bread, no dairy, no cheese, hardly any sugar beyond the natural stuff, that I am actually scared of eating a donut. I’m scared of the bubble guts that are sure to start up…the cramps that will strike within 2 minutes of inhaling the wheat/sugar combination…the sweat that will surely appear on my upper lip when….er, I’ll leave that last part off. You get the point; don’t you?
I think one of the biggest benefit of this 30 Day Paleo Challenge, is that I actually don’t want to eat the bad stuff. I don’t want to deal with the pain or the bloats or the icky feeling that always strikes at some point within eating the *good* stuff.
Another benefit? I HAVE NEVER COOKED OR BAKED SO MUCH IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! I, me the chick that would freeze her mom’s home cooking piece by piece so I could stretch it until her next visit, brought a food processor! A FOOD PROCESSOR!
Say hellurrr to my little friend: BUFFY!
She slices, dices, shreds and purees and damn she’s beautiful. She is cutting my prep time almost completely in half. I’m experimenting with more and more recipes. I have “Go-To” websites that have absolutely delicious, hearty and varied recipes with hilarious, sarcastic chefs. Really, could you ask for anything more?
These people started out just like you and me…wanting to eat well, reduce waste and WOD like BillyBadAsses. They are here to help; you just have to take the kale leaf that’s being offered; and pass on the the french fries that are going to cause “burgles”.
My faves so far:
- www. civilizedcaveman.com (VOTE FOR him on Homies! I already did!)
- Best Recipe Blog: http://www.thekitchn.com/best-recipe-blog-the-homies-2013-183570
- Best Healthy Cooking Blog: http://www.thekitchn.com/best-healthy-cooking-blog-the-homies-2013-183568
22 days down, and 8 to go for this challenge. But this right here is so my new lifestyle. I’ve invested myself in to it. I’m losing inches that loved me for years, and it’s only been 22 days. Let me say that again: 22 days = lost inches. Ya’ll betta get right and get on it.
This is BY FAR one of my favorite sites to get food for this 30 Day Paleo Challenge. He’s nice, funny, a Crossfitter and eats right. If you don’t know, now you know…go see!
So clearly this ain’t paleo and it sure as hell isn’t “clean” eating, but it’s better than most of what’s available while driving a somewhat long distance.
The reality is that I should have packed a lunch, maybe some fruit, turkey and some organic cranberries for a sugar kick. What I have is a grilled chicken ranch snack wrap (protein), small fries (Booo! Mmmm!) and filtered water. Lunch for less than $3! Not the best start, but I did what I could with what I have.
How are you planning to eat healthier during the final leg of the holiday season?
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