Well folks, it’s that time again. “Moderation and balance” has slowly turned into “SUGAR HAS OVERTAKEN MY LIFE”. It has to be gone. It’s time for my body to heal. Did you know that sugar is the most addictive substance on earth? No, really. It’s easy to let it get out of control. And you might not even know it yourself! Salad dressings, breads, meal replacement bars, drinks… so many things we don’t even realize. Which is why I’m not just taking sugar out, but I am going full on PALEO. Taking out processed foods is a must if you are going to cleanse your body. Artificial sweeteners, MSG, and preservatives cannot be digested or absorbed which result in swelling of the stomach and the small and large intestine. Bread and dairy do the same thing. Over processed, added sugar, yeast that swells the body, and added hormones. Whether it’s a processed freezer burrito or a piece of bread, the PALEO diet doesn’t allow ANYTHING processed. PALEO by definition (or by my definition) is the “caveman” diet, or the “hunter-gatherer” diet. Only food items that can be killed or harvested from the land. Or in other words… meats, veggies, and fruits. Eating off the land. Foods that are easy and natural for our bodies to digest!
I don’t have plans to stay on this diet permanently. Paleo for me is more of a reboot. My goal right now is 6 weeks, and then we will see where I am at! Maybe then I will jump back into adding healthy whole grains into my diet. But for now, I will eat 6 small meals a day only with Paleo foods and recipes. I am also going to record everything I eat and drink. AND drink no less than 8 glasses of water a day! Oh, and the best part! I am FOR SURE giving myself a cheat meal. I need my sushi! HA!
I am so pumped to feel like myself again!
If you are interested in this little challenge of mine or are curious to see what I can eat, I made that little food guide above to help you compare the good from the bad.
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Today was my first day of this PALEO cleanse and I made this delicious beef stew!
Pinterest has SO many great Paleo meals!
Let’s start this 2016 off healthy and strong