Lately my feelings on Tuesday have been pretty craptastic. I was in the mindset that Tuesday sucked more than Monday and I typically found myself more tired and it harder to wake up on Tuesdays Not today. My first alarm went off super early and I popped right out of bed. I even had time to take care of some house chores nice and early!
I recently posted that I wanted to try and eat more paleo-like. That doesn’t mean I am going to be super strict
yet but I am playing around with the idea. I am food shopping with a paleo mindset, I decide on weekly dinners with the same mindset as well.
One thing that I was really struggling with at first was not eating my beloved peanut butter. Sure I can have almond butter but…have you ever tasted almond butter? Not exactly the same sweet treat as peanut butter is! I am happy to say that something finally clicked and I am now an almond butter fan. I still purchase peanut butter for J but when reaching for a quick snack, lately almond butter has been my nut butter of choice.
One thing I gave up all together is yogurt. Chobani, fage, yoplait. You name it, I stopped eating it. This was the hardest for me. Last week was the first full week I didn’t eat any yogurt and I found myself so incredibly starving. All the time. I was hungry. I would eat and no less than 2 hours later my stomach was growling again. I was making sure my meals had the proper breakdown of fat, carbs and proteins but I was still starving. I was trying to blame my lack of calcium that I was getting from yogurt but I think, in all reality, I just needed to eat more each meal. So far my theory is working and I am not a hangry beast 95% of the day.
Another challenge I found myself having is dinner. I need foods that I can eat on the fly…and really I mean I have approximately 10 minutes to eat dinner lately. And those 10 minutes are spent in a gym in front of at least 15 other people so it needs to be something quick, not stored in a fridge, not heated but also satisfying. Am I asking for the impossible here? Any suggestions?
I am hoping that if I keep incorporating more paleo meals and snacks into my life the transition to eating 99% paleo will just occur naturally. While I am excited to see how this way of eating will make me feel and effect
or maybe affect, im still dumb and dont know the right choice my workouts….I am not about to give up ice cream or coffee creamer just yet…
And just because I love this….I leave you with Vice and Lola 🙂