Monday, April 8, 2013

Drinking the Paleo Kool Aid...

"Just Drink The Kool Aid" they said, "It will be fun they said"...the paleo kool aid that is. Pronounced pay-lee-oh, is a diet way of eating often refered to as the "caveman diet". Basically the idea is you eat what our very first ancestors would have eaten...except it's way easier because you don't have to go out and club a wholly mammouth to death to feed your family. #aintnobodygottimeforthat.

You may remember me deciding to go "veganish" in January, if not you can read about it here. It was a shit show, literally. I was miserable eventhough I tried to convince myself otherwise it was annoying, boring, and everytime I had one bite of something cheat-worthy I literally pooped my pants. Not even kidding. Needless to say that only lasted two weeks, and then Friday night pizza started yelling out to me, and I gave in.

That was before crossfit. This new Paleo thing is after crossfit...Paleo and crossfit kind of go hand in hand. Paleo eating is basically lean protein, veggies, healthy fats, and some fruit. Absolutely no refined carbohydrates, sugars or dairy. Shelly tells me the less startch I eat, the more abs I will see...I work hard every day, and even my beloved pasta isn't worth not having those abs. Pool season starts in six weeks here in New York, I want to be the mom with the muscles at the beach. I have seen so many amazing changes in just these last three weeks of crossfit, and I haven't watched my eating really at all. I can only imagine what is going to happen now that I am eating to fuel my body, promote digestive health, and muscle growth!

Meal prepping was super easy peasy, only one hour for the next five days! And it was only $45 for my groceries, with some stuff for Addy in there too, including a big blue ball she just couldn't leave the store with out. I bought salad mix, cucumber, carrots, apples, banannas, cashews (unsalted), broccli, fresh green beans, chicken, brown rice, frozen mixed veggies, bacon, eggs, and almound milk. This week is pretty basic, just dipping my toes in the water, as I get better at it I will start throwing in some cool paleo doughnuts. Oh-em-gee!

Above is my core meal, which for me will be lunch. I can't eat a lot before I go WOD...I am terrified of vomiting. Terrified. But I'm not going to lie the day it happens, I think I'll be pretty dang proud it's a crossfit thing. So what the heck is in them..
4-6oz of white meat chicken -(cooked on top of the stove in olive oil, seasoned with basil, rosemerry, fresh garlic, and white pepper)
Fresh Green Beans- I didn't measure them, just split the package between my four containers.
1 1/2 cups of mixed veggies.
2 TBSP of brown rice (yes you read that right two tablespoons)
**The "carb flu" is a concern when starting any low carb/no carb eating, you can get foggy and tired...I cannot afford to be any more tired or more of a ding dong, so for week one we are adding rice

In the morning with my egg "muffin" I will have an apple about an hour later, after my lunch, around 1:00 I will eat two hard boiled egg whites, for a snack before crossfit I will have a banana and a hard boiled egg white, and then later when I get home I will have veggie stirfry or a salad.

These little beauties are my breakfast. Bacon...on a "diet" heck yes!
Basically you line the cupcake pan with bacon (next time I will use liners these were a pain to get out) then you crack the egg. You can scramble them and add veggies to them too, next time I think I will just scramble the egg whites and add peppers, I hate the yolks and just throw them away!
to cook them you bake them at 400* for 20 minutes

Threee weeks in and I am WOD obsessed, five pounds and two pant sizes smaller, less stressed, happier, stronger in every way, focused. Addicted. I cannot wait to see the changes that are to come, once you find something you love, sticking to a lifestyle change is easy.


  1. I've been on and off with the paleo diet. I start doing really good, get to like 4 or 5 days clean, then bam! I'm stuffing my face with a cheeseburger. Since starting Crossfit last week, I thought to myself, why the hell put myself through torture and not eat right so I won't see changes. Duhh, I meal prepped all yesterday. I hope I see the changes your seeing in just 3 weeks!!

  2. Alright. I'm in. I want to do the 10 day cleanse as well. I think I will order my cleanse stuff today, and start all this next week. That way I can shop and meal prep this weekend! :) So keep your recipes and lists coming lady! I need help!

  3. You look fantastic! I find you so inspiring!

  4. I feel like i should be drinking the koolaide! I will have to start this week. I don't crossfit I do Pilates on the Megaformer and I run. I agree with you on the why do all the work just to ruin it with food. Thank you for the inspiration. Good luck!

  5. What a wondeful optimistic outlook you have! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I did Whole 30 (like Paleo but stricter) last month and had awesome results. Stick with it, take body measurements now, and see amazing results! I have so much energy, sleep well at night and fit into my clothes.

    I would lose the corn from the mixed veggies, corn is a grain, not a vegetable.

  7. Try picking up a silicone cupcake pan, they are SO easy to use and the muffins/ eggs pop out like a dream...

  8. You go girl! I love seeing all of this postivity and literal ass kicking from you! This palep thing sounds so scary to me! haha But i do ave some interest in it

  9. Oh, I have thought long and hard about paleo and am doing my research. So looking forward to reading about your journey. Maybe one of these days (soon), I will have the urge to take a swig of that kool aid. Good luck!

  10. wow, you lost 5 pounds and 2 PANT SIZES? Clearly crossfit is really having a great affect on your body....I don't think I would even go down 1 pant size with 5 usually takes me 10 or more....Hurray for you!! Love the meal planning too, I have to get my act in gear after vacation and get back to it!

  11. I really need to try to eat like that! I'm scared to death of giving up sugar though. I know it's what my body needs to get where I want, but I don't know if I could stick with it!

    Awesome meal planning!

  12. I dying to try cross fit once I get this baby out! They just opened up a new facility next to my house, and I want to check it out.

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