Well my 30 day Paleo Challenge is done. And I have to say it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I had a couple of cheat meals or items, but if you remember correctly, I had mentioned that a little bit of indulgence is ok.
So here is what I concluded after going more or less Paleo for 30 days:
- I was never hungry in between meals
- Protein rich meals fill you up and make you feel satisfied.
- There are some incredibly delicious recipes on the www that allow the treats without feeling guilty.
- Pasta, rice and potatoes are not necessary with every meal.
- I ate a lot more greens.
- My belly is no longer bloated and I have a ton of energy.
- I lost a few pounds, my clothes feel looser.
Will I continue?
For the most part, yes. I think I will still allow myself to eat Quinoa again because I do believe its a healthy ancient grain. But I am going to continue with limiting my pasta and other starchy foods. I have found that eating foods on a bed of spinach is just as satisfying and way healthier of course. But if I end up going out for dinner at a restaurant or cafe and pasta is on the menu, why not allow it as a treat from time to time. Yes, I am gluten intolerant, but at least not celiac.
I'm going to leave you with a few pictures of my food and meals from the last month.
Spicy Turkey Stoup
No Oat Chocolate Granola
BBQ Salmon and Cauliflower Rice Cocoa crusted Pork Tenders and Squash
Cocoa Pumpkin Muffins Grilled Turkey Spinach Salad
Pumpkin Swirl Loaf Chocolate Cake in a Mug
.Pesto Stuffed Flank Steak and Garlic Roasted Broccoli
And I challenge YOU to try and make some healthy eating choices. It is the start of a new month, Turkey Time is near and we will undoubtedly be consuming some rich holiday foods between now and the new year. I am going to do my best to maintain my new eating habits and continue to stay active, but I’m not sure how long I can resist Pumpkin Pies