So I’m going old school, back to basics – as in if a caveman couldn’t eat it, well either can I. Goodbye unhealthy stuff & hello pure, natural, and wholesome foods. Yes people, I’m going back in time and doing Paleo baby.
After another week of the scales going up and a few too many naughty food slip ups (and let’s be honest, a complete loss of interest and drive on my behalf) I have decided to change my fooding habits. In the past I have tracked my macros religiously and I think I just need a change which will hopefully get me more motivated and give me more focus on my journey, so Paleo let’s do this…
Really what this means is I’m saying goodbye to foods which have been processed, have artificial ingredients, grains, sugar (excluding natural sources, i.e. in fruits, honey or maple), dairy (I wish caveman had of kept livestock around, now how am I suppose to try spicy food and not be able to undo the mistake with milk?!), legumes (goodbye peanut butter, I’m going to miss you!!!) and portatoes. So in saying goodbye to foods that meet the criteria below, I will be saying hello to pure, natural, and wholesome foods which would have been hunted or gathered by the cave-peeps, think meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, veggies, fruits and seeds. So I’m aiming for fresh and organic produce and meats in an attempt to keep the foods I’m consuming as natural as possible.
Furthermore, I decided to try the Paleo diet as it has been proven to encourage the developing of lean body muscle through the high intake of meat (protein) and ideal for those wanting to lose excess body fat. I mean you just have to look at pictures of cavemen and you can see that they had no trouble building muscle while eating foods which Paleo represents. So goodbye counting and hello Paleo.
Now so I can track my progress to see how this goes, here are my stats as of this morning… Now this isn’t easy to post so be nice …
Bust: 87cm (Placed the measuring tape across my nipples and measured around the largest part of the ‘girls’)
Chest: 77cm (placed the measuring tape under the girls and around my torso)
Waist 71cm (above your hips, under your ribs – I’m rather compact in the body so just went between the two)
Hips: 102cm (the widest part of my hips/buttocks)
Thigh (both the same for left & right): 63cm (measured around the largest part of each thigh)
Calves (both the same for left & right): 39cm (measured around the largest part of each calf)
Upper Arm: 28cm (measured around the largest part of each arm – above the elbow)
Forearm: 26cm (measured around the largest part of each arm – below the elbow)
Neck: 31cm (measured around the largest part of my neck)
So the game plan is to evaluate Paleo after 30days, so we will see how the body takes to this, I plan on tracking my stats on a weekly basis tho just so I can see what’s going on and how its adapting to the change. Now I’m going to attempt to stick to the traditional Paleo although the only issue I’m facing is the whole consuming protein shakes as in theory anything that isn’t natural, or if it wasn’t around back in the day then wouldn’t be Paleo. So I’m thinking I will see how I go protein shake free, however if I feel I need the boost on the days I train weights I will go one (on water).
So here I go people, embracing my inner cave woman!