Monday, November 12, 2012

Could Paleo be it?

Weird day. Not one craving. And I actually felt like cooking.

Definitely not a normal day.

I started the day with a 2-egg omelet, loaded with veggies, and then headed to the store to stock up on Paleo-friendly foods. Before I knew it, it was time for lunch. Not once this morning did I even think about eating.

Lunch, a huge salad with a sliced chicken breast for protein, a tad bit of olive oil, and some great fig balsamic. Again, not one craving. 3 p.m. came and went without my stomach telling me I needed food.

I ate dinner around 7, spaghetti squash topped with a Paleo bolognese. Filling. Yummy. A true success.

Can it be this easy? I hope so. I liked today and the way I approached eating. I am sated. Happy. Full. But most importantly, I am convinced that I can do this.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bring it on!

I've had it with eating foods that taste like cardboard, and not liking my eating life -- or my body -- very much. I also realize that Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and if I don't take control of my eating, 2013 will begin with me crying in my champagne.

I'm going Paleo, because of all the reading I've done recently, the Paleo lifestyle makes the most sense.

Paleo is about eating organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat and chicken, sustainable wild fish, organic eggs from grass-fed chicken, seeds and nuts -- and yes, even some coconut and olive oils thrown in for flavor.

Topping the no-no list: grains, dairy, beans and wine. And of course sugar.

As for wheat, 15 years ago I discovered that wheat was causing my asthma, and within a month of eliminating it from my diet I was off my inhaler and weekly allergy shots. I do eat whole grains, but honestly, none are my faves.

Dairy is hard, as are beans, but there seems to be enough substitutions on Paleo to keep me sated.

As for wine: Impossible. When I cheat, it will be with a glass or two of a hearty cab. But I won't make it a nightly happening.

So Paleo it is. I planned our meals for the week, made my grocery list, and tomorrow I hit the market and start cooking. And sharing some of the recipes that I find especially yummy.

My goal: To cook again, because I've gotten very lazy in the kitchen. Our meals have reflected this for months.

Monday, Monday. A fresh start. But instead of wondering if this is going to work, I have convinced myself that it will work. My glass is half full. Bring it on!