Paleo eating includes fruits and vegetables, nuts, and anything that had a heartbeat. No dairy. No grains. No refined or pasteurized foods. No additives.
In other words, eat what the caveman would eat. Be a modern hunter-gatherer, not a later agriculturist.
I joined the paleo revolution in July 2014 to lose belly fat and tone my abs. Exercise alone didn’t work. My kitchen was 99% organic at the time, and it was a natural evolution for my diet to go back in time.
Because I consumed lots of fatty and earth-grown foods and nothing (other than fruits and vegetables) to break down into sugar, my body entered ketosis to maintain energy.
After three months, I lost 20 pounds and 4 inches off my waist.
I maintained those levels; and, after seven months, I shifted to 90% paleo aka primal eating. I added cheese, dark chocolate, non-dairy ice cream, corn, and gluten-free foods to my diet. I told myself I’d eat those foods in moderation.
That was okay. I looked good and felt good.
About a year ago, I stopped eating those 10% foods in moderation — but more regularly — and my body today shows it. I regained most of my lost pounds, forcing me to buy larger pant sizes to fit into them.
Life presents you obstacles and you can choose to jump over them or fail.
Last night, while eating at a Mexican restaurant with friends, I ate corn tortillas and drank two margaritas.
I want to say I feel it this morning but I don’t because I’ve eaten and felt this way for many months.
I awoke this morning with a determination to return my body and my outlook to 2014 levels. I did it then and I know what to do now.
Here’s to detoxing my life. Again.