Sunday, January 9, 2011

Learning about Paleo Diet

I've been going to the local Crossfit for several months now.  It has been great, lots of interesting exercises during the class. I've lost about 20 lbs between the workouts there and doing the atkins diet for 3-4 months.  I went to a seminar that Dave and Jess gave on the Paleo diet this weekend, and I'm going to try to adjust my Atkins diet to be more Paleo.  The main differences are that the Paleo diet is no dairy, no peanuts, and soy doesn't count as protein.  Also, fruit seems to be more supported on the Paleo diet.

One of the things that they recommend is to do a "food log."  So I'm gonna try to make this food log blog.

Interestingly, I went to my boss's house last night for a post-holiday party.  There was lots of stuff there.  I think I was pretty good -- from the appetizers, I had tuna steak skewers with ginger, and a wasabi cream sauce (not sure exactly what was in this).  And for dinner, I skipped the pastry thing, and had the veggies in butter, with some salt.  I stayed strong and skipped cheesecake for desert.

Today, I went to Crossfit in the morning, and then had some left over corned beef for breakfast.  I think that my wife used grass-fed beef (which is recommended by the Paleo people.)  Food quality is important!  I had beef bacon (from grass fed, no antibiotics cows) and eggs for lunch.  And for dinner we had Isernio's Chicken Sausage and a lettuce and apple salad, with Paul Newman's Ceasar dressing on it.  Both the Isernio's and the Paul Newman said "all natural" which Dave says doesn't mean anything.  So maybe need to raise the bar on the salad dressing, and ask them about what type of (non-pork) sausage is the best.

Tomorrow, I'll be back at work which actually helps the diet.  I usually have a strawberry-banana smoothie for breakfast and a spinach salad for lunch at work.  Will need to leave out the feta from the lunch time salad, and replace with chicken or turkey.  That will be disappointing.

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