I lost count on what week this is. I know it is well over 30 days.
To sum up what I thought/think of the Paleo lifestyle. I think it is great. I felt great while strictly following this way of life.
Will I continue this lifestyle? Loosely.
Did I have positive results? YES!
I will follow loosely because to be honest I like starchy things. I already knew this about myself. It was not difficult for me to forgo the starchy processed things, but I kind of miss them. I have an organic ( minimally processed this way) multi grain cracker here and there. I dip the cracker in some forbidden hummus. After doing this I somehow did not explode! Whew!
I still have not “given in” to things such as brown rice, couscous, whole wheat bread and my beloved oatmeal. These are somehow the things I don’t miss. I thought I would miss them the most. The things I miss the most is candy. Yup. I won’t lie. I probably went to Wal-Mart ( I never shop there because it’s not close to my house and I don’t know the lay out etc. and it’s Wal – Mart) 😉 to get the newest Hot Tamale movie theater sized box of candy. I did not share either. I told the kids they were too hot for them. They were really good by the way. Wal Mart is the only store that carries them right now. I actually found some on eBay up for bid. Weird, but true.
PROS of Paleo
I eat tons of veggies
I eat tons of fruit
not less bloated
I am cooking some good stuff!
I had great results
CONS of Paleo
Kind of expensive
It takes a lot of prep/planning/cooking
My family does not eat all the same things
I miss certain foods and don’t like being told I can’t eat them! ( hummus and candy..not together of course…)
In a nutshell those are my personal pros and cons. I will continue to use the basic principles of this way of life. I saw results and hope to at least maintain them if not continue to keep making the results (ie: fat loss).
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