Seriously, he reminds me of cancer or my gross drunk uncle. I’ve never understood the fascination and never will. There, I said it. Amen.
I’ve been doing really well on my diet… except for today. All I can think about is ice cream (chocolate chip specifically). I’m hormonal and craving some serious sugar over here!
TN is beautiful. (Taken with Instagram)
I recently began a new way of eating and living. Some people call it the Paleo diet or “caveman” diet. I think it should be called smart eating, especially for someone like me who suffers from hypothyroidism and gluten intolerance. It is an adoption of a hunter-gatherer way of eating. While I’m aware that we have evolved from this way of living, I can’t deny that in just a couple weeks- I have more energy and mental clarity than I have in quite some time. I don’t feel myself dragging with depression or forgetting simple things for no apparent reason.
Today I cleaned my house of all grains (even corn and rice), dairy, and refined sugars (including agave nectar and honey). Any temptation is removed but so far, I have luckily had none. My cupboard is bare besides some nuts, supplements, spices, and canned salmon! My fridge is stocked with fruits, vegetables, eggs, tilapia, ground bison, and poultry right now. Basically, my diet consists of only vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, nuts, and seeds. I’ve incorporated juicing into my diet and find it invigorating. Cavemen did not have juicers but maybe they squeezed the shit out of stuff from time to time!
Included in this lifestyle change is a dedication to exercise- at least 90 minutes (and up to 3 hours) a day with 2 days of rest per week. I have been practicing yoga 5 days a week, riding my bike through the hills, walking, using pull-ups, rope climbing, and other creative exercises with my body weight for strength training.
Mostly because I find myself getting bigger as I get older, my metabolism is different. I don’t feel healthy and am struggling with annoying health issues- most of all depression. I’m so sick of feeling down and trying different ways to console the sadness, prescription drugs or self-medicating. Nothing seems to work and frankly, I want to die with a smile on my face. I want to feel good and for me, taking care of myself and moving works. I don’t want to hang out in bars regularly or smoke cigarettes anymore. I want to experience life clearly and while it is somewhat boring, it feels better than any high I’ve ever had and I don’t wake up with a giant headache and dehydration. It’s not bad at all really.
So get ready for more blogging here as I share my passion and struggles of being a healthy person! Send me strength and know that I send blessings always. XOXO