Yeah, yeah, yeah, I had to include the Oakleys in the pictures. BTW, I'll run out of Oakleys to put in the pictures, before I'll run out of paleo dishes and goodies to make! So now you see that this longtime carnivore (and STILL one!) didn’t have to starve himself the past 30 days. However, this caveman did: enjoy his delicious meals/portions, maintain his energy for the marathon training, learn new recipes along the way, drop some body fat percentage points, and lose & keep off some weight.
In summary ... Things I had to work on:
- paying more attention to what "alternative" ingredients I could use in my cooking
- browsing through new recipes and adding new cuisine to my palette
- controlling myself in cooking ALL the delicious desserts that are paleo-friendly
- maintaining a lower body fat percentage
- maintaining a lighter body mass (good for running LOL)
- powering through longer workouts due to increased energy
- liking the more critical "chef's taste buds," as my taste buds are more aware
- loving the fact that this is NOT strict when it comes to casual non-paleo eats/drinks
- enjoying the fact that I still LOVE all the foods I eat
- continuing to be happy that my family supports paleo (makes for easier kitchen duty)
- (OK, I'll have to sneak this in here: increased libido, not that there were issues before)
I told Erica that should paleo become a lifestyle for me, I would love to share the paleo lifestyle with at least ten others, in order to continue to spread the word …and some of these ten have already hit me up, so I’m happy that I have intrigued interest along the way! You think you want to eat better choices, manage the weight/body fat statistics, curious about the food I shared above ...or just want to sample my oozing chocolate lava cakes? ...then hit me up! LOL
Life is short, and you should enjoy the fruit of your labor. Why settle to torture yourself over what you can or cannot eat? Opt for a lifestyle, instead of a restriction … and enjoy!