So I was thinking as I was walking home from work last Thursday, "What is there about me or what could I do to make my life more interesting and give me something to blog about?" And then I realized I did have something somewhat interesting going on. I hadn't shared anything about it on the blog because it's kind of weird, but what are blogs for if not *over* sharing crazy personal information?
Scroll down to the *** if you want to see my announcement but have no desire to read anything that says "digestive issues".
*** Okay you are safe now.
I'm about 3 years behind all trends (I was too embarrassed to post that I got my free sample case of Pom two months ago! - it was tasty- thanks, Pom people) so it makes sense that I'd get interested in the paleo diet now rather than back in 2007 when it was all the rage in the body building/ cross fit community.
|That is a bean with a gun.|
There is actually a movie called Killer Bean Forever.
I've been curious about the whole thing for awhile but afraid because it would mean a huge change in the way I cooked and ate. Plus it's not like I have celiac disease or some kind of serious condition where I have to avoid wheat or another kind of food. On the other hand, what would it hurt to try? In my reading about the subject, I've found that people definitely have an adjustment period when they start the diet, but there's not much out there about what that's like for endurance athletes.
So starting today and for the next month (most of what I've read says you should give it an entire month before you decide if it is working for you or not) I'm going to try to go grain, legume and dairy free. Although that removes a lot of carbs from my diet, I'm definitely not trying to go low carb and will be taking advantage of all the squash, sweet potatoes and apples (plus other fruit) that are plentiful this season.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's summary of Day 1.