Day 7: One week completed!
Been Paleo for one week now. I’m curious to see the effects of staying paleo for much longer. Need to limit the dates and cashews at the moment, as I’m eating way too many. What I ate Breakfast 2 egg omelet, with bacon, mushrooms and tasty cheese 5 dates, an apple Snack Handful of cashews Lunch 2 x beef patties with salad Dinner 2 x chicken breast fillets, parmigiana...
Keeping Primal mostly, even though I had some alcohol, and am probably overdoing the nuts a little bit. What I ate Breakfast Chicken stir fry, an apple Snacks Dates, handful of cashews Lunch 3 Lamb souvlaki, vegetables with olive oil Dinner Lamb, chicken, beef, peas, roast pumpkin, greek salad and grilled eggplant. Glass of Smirnoff North with lemonade Moving about Played a...
Day 5: Building up momentum
So it’s Day 5, and I feel like this is coming easier to me now. I still realise how important it is to plan ahead when it comes to making myself nutritious meals. This is probably the biggest concern for me. Which is why I’ve set myself the task of coming up with a few quick and easy meals that I can prepare quickly. I’ll look at this over the weekend. I also noticed a bit of...
Day 4: Going steady
Woke up feeling a bit sluggish. I realised I probably need to eat a bit more food, especially with the weight training and soccer. It’s been freezing cold as well, and the last thing I want is to end up sick or run down from not getting enough healthy food into me. I also had an awesome afternoon nap for about one hour. It really recharged me. I can’t believe how important sleep is,...
Day 3: The small successes
So I had some cravings for sugar today. So I poured myself a tall glass of Coke Zero. Right before I went to drink it, I thought, “Even though there is no sugar in this, it’s not Paleo. And this isn’t teaching my brain/body to avoid sweet foods”. So I tipped it down the sink. Awesome. How’s that for some willpower. What did I eat? Breakfast 3 egg omelet, with...
size12jeans-deactivated20110607 asked: I'm just starting Paleo too! Was just gonna scrap the grains, but I think dairy definitely effects me too. Here's to our future progress :)
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say good luck I'm looking forward to following your blog :) I started eating paleo/primal about six months ago and difference in the way I feel has been incredible. You'll be healthy than you know soon :3!
Some goals worthy of aspiring to...
I’ve been thinking about my goals for a little while now. I think the best ones for me are: 1. Follow the Primal Blueprint for optimal nutrition, health and wellbeing. 2. Keep lifting heavy weights. I aim to: Deadlift 180 kg (396 lbs) Squat 135 kg (298 lbs) Bench 90 kg (200 lbs) Press 70 kg (154 lbs) 20 bodyweight Pull-ups I think that building strength is an...
Day 2: Smashing through the cravings
In my house, my family like their sweets, their junk food, and tend to eat a lot of carby, floury crap. Avoiding these foods is hard. Even though it’d be doing them a favour, I can’t insist that they upend their lifestyle for me. They aren’t believers yet. I figure that the best I can do is to let results speak for themselves. Tell them nothing about what I’m doing,...
suchaprettyfat-deactivated20120 asked: Thanks a ton for the suggestion. I'll look into it! =)
Thanks to the new followers!
Thanks to all of you who have jumped on board and followed. I’m new to Tumblr, and having this kind of support feels really good. As much as I need to battle these demons on my own, knowing that there are people out there cheering me on gives me a little extra motivation. I feel like this is my time, and with a trip to Europe coming up in 8 weeks, I want to be well on my way to living a...
A 'Big X' Motivational Tip →
This is something I’ve used a few times to help me build up some serious momentum when it comes to forming a new habit. The idea is that for every day you complete your goal (in my case, ‘live the Primal Blueprint way’), you place a big X up on your calendar. As you stick to your goal, your calendar fills up with more big X’s. And it gives you some added motivation to never...
Day 1: And so it begins
What I ate Breakfast 3 x whole egg omelette with mushrooms, spanish onion and spinach, sauteed in plenty of olive oil 2 x fish oil tablets Lunch Serving of steamed vegetables (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli) 2 tins of tuna (in brine, ~140 g) Added some black pepper, and a nice dose of olive oil and balsamic vinegar Dinner Half roast Portuguese chicken, skin and all Greek salad...
A talk by Mark Sisson on the Primal Blueprint →
This talk was up there with the previously posted talk by Doug McGuff. There’s a heap of good content to digest here.
Addicted to Sugar
I remember reading the following story somewhere. Keep in mind that I’m paraphrasing. I was at a party, and my friend was offering me a piece of chocolate. I refused. She insisted. ‘One won’t hurt.’ ‘You wouldn’t say the same thing to an alcoholic, or to a recovering drug addict. I’m addicted to sugar.’ I think there’s an important lesson...
Day 0: Tale of the Tape
What you don’t measure, you can’t change. Or something like that. I want to focus mainly on changing my body composition. Weight alone isn’t going to be a good metric of that. So I’ll use measurements of body parts and photos to keep track of things. I’ll aim to check in once a month. I don’t think it’s realistic to expect significant changes in...
From Fat to Fit
For my whole life I’ve struggled with my weight. My family has a history of heart disease and diabetes, and if I don’t do anything about my bloated waistline soon, I’ll probably be dead by 50. Or at the very least, I’ll have a poor quality of life. It’s the elephant in the room. The ticking time bomb. I’m 24 years old, am fairly active, but my lifestyle is far from ideal. There’s too much...