Now that I have been married for almost a year and a half, I am realizing that I have relaxed my work outs and eating habits quite a bit. The pantry is no longer stocked with only the items I like, but also the slew of carbs and sweets which my husband eats on a regular basis. My inability to resist the chips, pizza, and desserts that I had previously not kept around the house have greatly contributed to the unhealthy funk I have found myself in. Living with my husband and having someone to come home tocut out my after work gym routine in favor of coming home to see him and make dinner. So I decided like any married 20-something with the imminent threat of having a child in the near future leaving my body to never be the same, that I have to do something. I have probably gone through all the diet and work out fabs that exist but my problem has always been staying committed to something long enough for it to really work. Something that is too restrictive is impossible for me to stick to for any length of time, so I decided to build myself up for the Paleo diet.
I started off just trying to cut out processed carbs for two weeks and while the first few days were alright, about 5 or 6 days in I was really dragging. Crisis dragging, I missed my rolls, my garlic bread, getting to have the bread basket at restaurants with my husband and most importantly and probably sadly my Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies. But I got through it.
After successfully making it through two weeks without processed carbs, with only one cheat because of a friends birthday, I promptly celebrated with some crab rangoon, general tso’s chicken and some pizza, and it tasted awesome. I knew I could do two weeks with no carbs, and I wanted to take it farther. I felt awesome without all the carbs weighting me down, I lost weight, I was working out, and I was seeing results. Now the real questions becomes, how long could I keep up Paleo? For those two weeks my snacks and carb cravings were curbed by dairy products for those 2 weeks. But on Paleo, there is no dairy allowed.
I have decided to take it on anyway, and hopefully work in a fewsmall carb or cheese items on a rare basis to curb cravings, reward myself and to likely keep myself sane. I will keep you guys updated on my progress and let you know if I find any fun worthwhile recipes! Wish me luck and let me know if you have any resources or suggestions to help me along the way.