Thursday, January 24, 2013


I have been reading up on how I could start eating even healthier than I already do. I kept thinking how can I not be losing weight? I eat so healthy (except at school where there are ALWAYS cakes, cookies, candy!) First off I know that my lack of exercise these past few months has really been hurting me and I can always eat better. A few posts back I think I mentioned starting Weight Watchers again, but I wanted to try something a little different. 

You see I am all about eating good healthy foods and I naturally eat this way most of the time. I don't crave sweets (except certain days of the month), I don't drink sodas, and I eat a lot of fruits and veggies so I wondered what else I could do to make my body even healthier. I don't like to "Diet" and that is why I love WW, but I just couldn't get myself started translating my points and each time I tried I always seemed to go way over, but This sounded interesting to me and kind of made sense and I pretty much already ate like this except for the occasional sweet or cracker so I thought what the heck.

Wednesday I actually gave it a whirl and I ate pretty good except for 1 thick and fluffy Eggo waffle. I was definitely not awake yet and after eating it I smacked my head like Homer Simpson saying "Doh" The rest of the day I ate Vegetable soup, salad, an apple, mixed nuts (they had peanuts, but for my first day I let it slide because I was all out of raw almonds which is what I usually eat ), carrots and hummus (not paleo), a few slices of Boar's Head lunch meat which is some of the best meat you can get and I will be eating on lettuce wraps, tilapia, corn on the cob, quonia, and lima beans (some sources say no legumes, but I would rather have legumes than any sugar!) That is a typical day for me anyways and the only thing I need to change is my breakfast choices and I need to find a substitute for my morning coffee like agave nectar or unprocessed Stevia so we will work on that.

Now life would be boring without ANY treats so occasionally like any well balanced lifestyle I will definitely have treats every now and then because life would suck and who wants to live a life without any pizza or cheesecake, but if I can choose to eat healthier on a more daily basis then I am happy. There may be a few times something slips in this week like a little more dairy or white potato because I forget and until I get a sugar substitute I will be having sugar in my coffee because like I said before we only live once and if you can't enjoy anything than life would just suck. I don't think coffee is an awful vice to have especially since I would rather have plain ole coffee over anything with whip cream and caramel (bleh!).

Basically I am getting rid of white potatoes and eating more sweet potatoes (I like those better anyways), Substituting Quonia for rice (Yummy!!), getting rid of sugars (Better for my awful teeth anyways), and cutting out carbohydrates which I don't eat much of anyways. I am really excited to get some almond flour and trying This recipe.

Yesterday was my real official first Paleo day and I believe I did pretty good/well whatever. Eating healthy is so easy if you just make a conscious effort and keep healthy foods in your house and in your giant Rachel Ray lunchbox. Besides the Splenda in my coffee (I refuse to buy expensive agave nectar until i finish this big ass bag of Splenda so for now my body can handle a little sugar substitute) and my hummus (I am finishing it off because no one else in my house will eat it and it will go to waste) I had nothing processed.

 Yesterday I ate
Breakfast- eggs for breakfast followed by my usual morning banana and strawberry smoothie (made with ice, honey, and water. I usually add a handful of fresh spinach, but I was out that day)
Snack- almonds, carrots, and hummus, grapes, apple
Lunch- tilapia, corn, lima beans (not officially paleo, but I am keeping legumes)
Dinner- chicken stir fry with broccoli and squash

Today I ate
Breakfast-Scrambled eggs with a grapefruit half followed by a fruit and spinach smoothie
Snack- Almonds, carrots and hummus, grapes, apple
Dinner- Taco soup (not officially paleo, but I am keeping legumes)
Dessert- Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Since starting my workouts again and even healthier eating this week I have already lost 1 pound and I have a ton of extra energy. I like eating Paleo and I look forward to being a better healthier me in this new year.

1 comment:

Kellye said...

I know I'm a little late but I love this... and I've been wanting to try more recipes with Quonia (cause I've never used it, but always heard its so much better for you), so you will have to let me know how that goes and give me some recipes! Proud of ya and your healthy eating :) Makes me want to get on board more!