Week 3 of my Paleo Diet brings 2 ideas to mind.
1) boredom 2) habit
Both concepts are good and bad. Boredom sparks creativity. In this case, recipes. Habit sparks consistency and less thinking.
I must admit that I have never done a “diet” before where I’ve stayed on it for so long and not had cravings and thoughts of cheating. The food I am eating just tastes so much better. Richer and more robust.
It is hard to explain. My mind seems separate from my body. I guess all the emotional eating seems separate from how my body feels. I know that makes no sense unless you are an overweight, emotional eater. Do you eat when you are anxious, frustrated, upset, happy? Then you understand. Doing the Paleo Diet has made my body in control of itself. Consciousness. That’s the word. When eating for health and with purpose makes one more conscious.
(Tonight’s dinner-kielbasa stir-fry with a side of corn)
So after doing this for 3 weeks, I have gotten bored. You can only eat so many eggs for breakfast and salads for lunch or dinner. My “go to”….my friend Pinterest. So many good ideas and recipes.
I’ve made, chocolate chunk zucchini bread, paleo banana bread, 4 ingredient sweet potato brownies. I’ve learned all about coconut oil, milk, flour, and sugar. Tried every nut under the sun and investigated many gluten-free products.
(4 ingredient sweet potato brownies)
Here’s some ideas I’ve tried:
Individual packets of flavored tuna mixed with avocado
BLT lettuce wraps.
Dried apples, no sugar
Chicken salad and egg salad
Just to name a few….
Last but not least…I’m addicted to cherries. They are my dessert at night.
I am really digging Paleo. I hope this feeling is not fleeting. There is a lot of temptation out there but at my age the physical benefits outweigh anything else.