Let’s admit it, we all have weaknesses. Especially troublesome are those pesky food weaknesses. Changing your eating habits for good is not easy. It’s much easier to slide back into the life you’ve known for many years. The first step is not keeping any SAD food in the house, which I’m very good about. The second step is knowing where to pick up quick paleo food when you’re in a rush. I’m not as good at that yet.
I have bad days sometimes, where I gorge on SAD items, because they’re right there in front of me. Usually when I haven’t been to the grocery store and I’m starving. ALWAYS BE PREPARED! I don’t know about you, but if I’m hungry, and there isn’t another option, I’ll eat crappy food. I need to set myself up for success.
Here are some of my favorite weaknesses :
- diet soda
- chips and salsa
Instead of chips and salsa, I’ve been using plantains to satisfy my craving. It works. However, the chips at Trader Joe’s are fried in sunflower oil, which I’m not sure if that’s good or not (comment if you know!). I’ve been able to steer clear of pizza, but I still eat cheese (once in a while) and diet soda (all the damn time).
So here’s my resolution for the month of July (one month at a time, right?). No more soda! I’ve kicked this habit a few times and it keeps coming back. I’ll go buy some La Croix. As far as the cheese, it’s going to stay for now.
What are some of your weaknesses? Do you subscribe to the 80/20 rule or is it more 95/5? 70/30?
City Greens Produce, delivering fresh fruits and veggies to St. Louis, is starting a mobile market. They’re going to be in my neighborhood, literally blocks away, on Wednesday mornings! How awesome is this? Now if my fridge stock is low, I can walk over in the morning and grab something for a quick breakfast. I am so stoked!
Supa’ Fresh Veggie Mobile.
Do you have anything like this in your town? High fat may not be all the rage (yet), but at least people know the value of fresh veggies!
I’ve started tracking my calories on sparkpeople.com again. I did this for the first six weeks of the year, staying aware of my carb percentage. During those six weeks, I noticed that I was eating around 50% fat and wasn’t nearly as hungry as I was last year, during my low carb/low fat diet. The fat was keeping me satiated! By eating mostly protein and fat, I naturally started averaging around 1,300-1,500 calories per day (I wasn’t trying to hit this range).
I fell off the wagon a bit in the last 4 weeks, eating about 60% paleo, so I decided to track my food again. I got a kick out of these pie charts after I plugged in my food for the day:
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I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday for our weekly food haul. Even though I have to drive 20 minutes out of the way, it’s worth it for grass-fed beef and antibiotic-free chicken for $2.99/lb. I got a TON of food for $98, which will probably last us more than a week. Then I ran next door and got roasted red peppers and a huge bottle of olive oil for $10 from World Market.
When Zack and I have groceries in the house, we cook a lot. He’s in charge of the outdoor cooking, and I’m in charge of the indoor cooking . Take a look below at what I brought home.
I’m excited to see this film. The longer I dive into the primal lifestyle, the more frustrated I get with the USDA and our government. As said in this trailer, “we have the right to choose healthy foods.” And we also have the right to define what’s healthy (for us).
Farmageddon – Movie Trailer from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.