We've been tossing around ideas on different eating changes. Ryan is really pushing for a Paleo Diet. If you are unfamiliar with this it pushes for a throwback to our Stone Age ancestors...more of a hunter gather mentality. Well don't get carried away, these Paleo folks still shop at a store. Not to say we are incapable, but I think we would starve to death if we had to go literally hunt and gather. It's more of a whole food, stay close to the source kind of idea. (If I understand right) Personally though, I have a tendency to struggle with meat. I get grossed out sometimes and feel sad for the animals. I think of their cute faces looking at me with sad eyes and think of their babies or the babies they always wanted. Don't tell me they don't have feelings...I won't believe you.
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But then again there is this whole grain issue. The Paleo diet pushes how these are bad for us and we weren't really intended to be eating grains. Also my mom has Celiacs Disease which is a gluten allergy. This just happens to be a hereditary thing. So maybe I would be better to give up grains now and be proactive in my health rather than push it until I possibly develop problems.
I do know these things...I love pasta, I love cheese, I love bread, I love to bake, I hate tomatoes....
What's a girl to do???
Maybe one day at a time, huh? I think I can start slow on either option and decide as I go. I think I will start with these goals:
** Drink more water
** Exercise 3-5 times a week (I think this give me room for the things that inevitably come up)
** Work on cutting wheat out...there are tons of replacement options if I am still craving a pasta
I will keep you all updated on how this is going. One day at a time right? I think it really does have to be a life change and change in the way I think. I can't look at any of this as being deprived because as soon as I do that I know I will fail. We need to do what is best for us and unfortunately all of the yummy overly processed food is truly killing us. Even though at times it seems so appealing. I think if we can get ourselves detoxed so to speak we won't want to go back.
What do you think?