...the "D" word
Diet that is.
Pt. 2 of 2
Most of you know that I live a Gluten Free lifestyle...I'm not on a GF diet, but a lifestyle. It kills me when friends say they're on a diet because the minute you say "diet" you set yourself up for failure. The minute you restrict and deprive yourself of certain foods, the desire for it kicks in10 fold-I know you know what I'm talking about! We've all been there.
I didn't know much about the Paleo diet until I read up on it after a friend of mine got vertigo, fell, hit her head & ended up in the E.R. (She's better now, thank you) Now, no one can be sure how she ended up with this condition but she started the Paleo diet and lost 7 pounds in a week. (eek)
It was a pretty radical way for her to eat because she cut everything out she's use to from her normal eating habits. From what I read there's no dairy when you go Paleo-none, nunca, nada. Personally as woman, we need the calcium or possibly risking Osteoporosis. There are a few things I am just not willing to compromise on, coffee with my hazelnut creamer and chocolate!
There's also nothing made from flour. THAT I totally get. I stopped eating flour products because I had headaches from the time I got up till the time I went to bed. I had bad acne breakouts, low blood sugar, I CRAVED carbs, was bloated 24/7 (ugh), and I hit a brick wall in the afternoon that stopped me in my tracks & I'd have to take a nap. I wanted to see what would happen if I didn't eat flour products. I gave myself a week & within 3 days the headaches were gone, and slowly thereafter, everything else went away so the decision to live a GF lifestyle was a no brainer. People tell me that they could never give up bread & cookies. Well, why would you eat something if it makes you miserable?
I'm even willing to bet in a few years, there will be reports that food manufactures are as guilty as the tobacco industry for getting Americans hooked and addicted to the processed foods that are eaten. ~MARK MY WORDS~
Now, I don't eat horrible but I decided that I could eat better. I had replaced my gluten snacks for GF snacks and therefore guilty of not eating more of what Mother Nature has given us. Does that mean I'm giving up those GF snacks? Absolutely not. It does mean that a few days a week I will replace those GF snacks with fruits, cut up veges & cheese.
I didn't grow up with healthy snacks as a first choice to grab so I'm retraining my brain.
I feel better already cutting out a lot of sugar.
I believe everything in moderation is the key to keeping a healthier you inside and out.
Life is just too short to not enjoy a little of everything.
Happy ( healthy you) snapping!