If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve hopped back onto the Paleo bandwagon as of yesterday.
(Say hi to my new kitchen table/dining area!)
After moving cross-country, living in a hotel for over a week, and having my parents in town, there’s been a constant flow of extra large restaurant portions, sugary desserts, and carb + dairy-heavy meals (pizza, I adore you, but my tummy does NOT).
I’m no poster child for Paleo by any means (pancakes, anyone?), and am more interested in moderation and eating what works best for your individual body, but if you’ve read this blog for a while then you know I frequently use Paleo as a way to recharge. Think what you may about the whole caveman/”meat is king” aspect, but I really appreciate the way the Paleo lifestyle places such a large emphasis on protein and veggies; that’s a prioritization I need in a bad way right now.
That weak piece of iceberg lettuce doesn’t count in my personal vegetable tally, but it was a nice try.
Now, I love me some grain-loving meals as much as the next Italian-bred girl, however when your diet becomes parked in that direction, it can get tricky to, ya know, fit in your pants or deter mood swings. And that whole half marathon thing I’m training for? Um, right.
Food = fuel.
And no- I don’t necessarily consider pasta to be junk… but sugar-laden muffins for breakfast? Yes. Restaurant-sized slices of chocolate cake? You betcha.
Not to mention my blood sugar has been on a roller coaster basically since I landed in California (spiking and dipping), which I know is mainly attributed to eating less protein and a heck of a lot more sugar.Alright, that honey/walnut/banana waffle was my mama’s, but you get my point (and I did steal a bite – it was delicious, c/o Kensington Cafe here in San Diego).
I have no definite timeline for eating Paleo- just focusing on cleaner eats to power my runs/life.
So, now that we’re all caught up, anyone want to join me? If you do, tweet/Instagram me using the hashtag #paleorecharge. Happy hump day!
Do you notice a connection in your own mood/body when you have more sugar than usual in your diet?