Paleo FTW!!

Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: doing it, health care | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Paleo FTW!!

This past Wed marked the end of the 45 day Paleo challenge. I must say that thoroughly enjoyed this period and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.   Just like working out with others at CFH motivates you to not give up in the middle of a WOD, being part of a group diet makes it fun and easier to get through. Other saving graces were that coffee was allowed (I had one cup a day) and a small amount of 85% dark chocolate was also permitted on occasion for detox.  Maintaining the weekly log got tedious towards the end (I have yet to upload them onto this blog :P) but overall, I feel great.   I have so much more energy throughout the day, a leaner body, and better skin.  I feel younger!  I didn’t lose that much weight, but that’s probably because I ate a lot of fruit and also had sweet potatoes and potatoes from time to time.  Workouts are still dreadful but I have improved. Things that I thought were impossible (like rowing) are getting a bit easier although I still feel like dying in the middle sometimes.  Certain skin problems have cleared up which leads me to believe I might have been allergic to gluten.  And after working some dairy back into my diet after day 30, I know I need to cut that out since my stomach does not do well afterwards.

Going forward, I will be sticking to the Paleo lifestyle.  I love looking for and trying new recipes such as the Paleo turkey meatballs I made for SuperBowl Sunday and the Cowboy Breakfast Skillet which I have made a few times already. Paleo has actually made me a better shopper and cook.  It’s like a game to see what I can or cannot eat.  Eating out is more challenging but that too can be fun.  I will also try to keep my Crossfit workouts to 3 or 4 times a week…I can’t believe I’m so addicted!  As for the diet, I won’t be super strict about it because you gotta enjoy life too  😉  One day a week will be a flex day where I get to “cheat”…er, like today.   It was cold and rainy, and I just couldn’t resist going to one of my favorite cafes, La Bouche, and having their organic lentil soup and mushroom crepe.  I know I’ll pay for it later but I’m ok with that.

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Oh, Lentil... why must you be a legume?


CFH Paleo Challenge

Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: doing it, health care, random | Tags: , | Comments Off on CFH Paleo Challenge

Today, I started the Crossfit Hoboken Paleo Challenge that runs for the next 45 days!  In a nutshell, that means no whole grains, dairy, peanuts, sugars, or legumes.  Everything should be natural/unprocessed foods which is great because I try to eat only organic meats, veggies, and fruits anyways.

However, being an Asian gal, I just LOVE noodles and rice…and dumplings.  So it’s going to be tough but I’m looking forward to it.  I’ll try to document my food log, progress, etc on here, although with my track record, I won’t make another blog post until Christmas. 😛

Here are some links provided by the coach so we can learn more about the Paleo lifestyle.