Day 15 and I am honestly amazed at how good I look and feel. I am probably down about 5-7 pounds, but I haven’t weighed myself. Rules are rules.
Breakfasts and dinners come from my Make It Paleo cookbook. That book is thebomb.com. Everything is super easy and taste great.
No pain in my back or hips. Energy throughout the day. Mild cravings, but it has gotten easier to say no. I’m really impressed and proud of the results.
I wish I would have done this years ago!
I start Whole 30 tomorrow which translates to healthier eating for the whole family. Check out my sister blog Playdates & Paleo for kid approved recipes.
I have made my grocery list for the week and planned all dinners from the cookbook: Make It Paleo. I tried to choose meals that required the same basic staples…hopefully my grocery bill won’t be ridiculous.
I won’t bore you with daily check-ins, but I will share my ups and downs every few days
Here’s to a healthier me!
I use Coconut Oil for everything, I mean everything.
Hair - Brush through my hair in the shower, without shampoo or conditioner, when I get out I rub a few fingers full of coconut oil through my hair. When my hair gets dry, I braid my hair with some coconut oil and let it sit all night. The coconut oil defines my curls, gives my hair that shiny shampoo commercial look and keeps it from becoming a frizzy fro in the humidity. It works wonders for all hair type and ethnicities.
Face - Hello, Coconut Oil in a natural anti-bacterial. So long as you don’t use too much (you want the skin to feel soft not slippery) it will keep breakouts aways whilst naturally balancing skin tone. I use it day and night in cold climates and just at night in warm ones.
Body - If its good for the face, its great for the body. Again with the climate thing.
Nails - Am I the only one whose nails/skin around the nails get super dry?! Well this is my cure.
Cooking - I only cheat on Coconut Oil when I make Italian Food, cause Italian without olive oil is simply unacceptable. The oil balances blood sugar and actually stimulates the hormone that burns body fat.
Some people like the beautiful Miranda Kerr like to add a tbs to their smoothies, I for one would rather cook with it but the smoothie thing is a great option. Especially if you’re getting sick.
As with anything you put on your skin on in your body its best to by organic, raw or unrefined. This bottle cost $12.99 from Whole Foods. It will likely last me 2-3 months and I save a ton of money because I don’t have to buy multiple products.
true stuff! i do the same:)
if you make your own oil/butter - it’s way cheaper!! (blend coconut flakes)
There’s some serious Primpin in this post! Gotta try it!
Call the Paleo Police! 4 days of not so clean eating and drinking. Guilty as charged.
I spent the weekend in Dallas for my brother’s graduation. With my Whole 30 right around the corner (Monday), I dove right in to all things bad: beans, chips, alcohol, and the forbidden Krispy Kreme. I know, I know cheats make things harder in the process, but this weekend was a big deal for me and my family.
I’ve been eating pretty clean all summer and felt great. But in this weekend, I was reminded how bad those bad foods made me feel and how they indeed keep you wanting more. Not to mention pain I haven’t felt in months. My lower back was aching again and I had the reoccurring sharp pain in my hips that left me in May wheb I went paleo. My hypoglycemia came back, leaving me feeling weak, dizzy, nauseous, and with cold sweats. Not too mention a girl issues that i’d rather not go into detail over.
Conclusion: Bad food blows. Bring on Whole 30!
Kickin Veggie Scramble w/ Cinnamon Apricots
There’s just something about cooked fruit that puts me in a good mood. In this case, cinnamon apricots. Yum! This easy breakfast covers a range of micro and macronutrients and is sure to keep you satisfied till lunch.
1. In a skillet heat olive oil. Toss in broccoli and zucchini. Sprinkle with garlic powder, cheyenne pepper (hence the name Kickin), salt and pepper. Sauté 5 min. Arrange veggies on plate.
2. Using same skillet, add a little more oil and cook scrambled eggs to desired firmness. Arrange on plate with veggies.
3. Clean skillet and heat coconut oil. Dice 1 ripe apricot into large chucks. Add to warm skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Sauté 5 min. Serve warm.
The apricots are the best part so save those for last. Or first, if you’re a eat your cake first kind of person.
It Starts With Food
I swear I should have majored in Nutrition instead of Human Resources because I love learning about the science behind food. Last night I finished reading It Starts With Food, by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig. It is honestly one of the best nutrition books I have read!
I have been playing around with the idea of completing my own Whole 30 for sometime now, but never committed bc I felt it was too restrictive and I’d fail. Now that I understand why it is so restrictive, I am definitely ready.
Dallas & Melissa did an outstanding job explaining the science and research behind the program. They give excellent tips and meals for success. Not to mention all of the online support.
I will be starting my Whole 30 on Monday. If anyone is interested in starting with me or if you have any tips for success, please comment.