I started off on this Paleo journey for myself but by default my family was required to follow. I didn’t think that I could have the junk in the house and stay away from it.
Kyle put forth some pretty serious resistance up front but he is definitely coming around. He has been eating eggs and bacon for breakfast once he gets to work, and leaving the biscuits out. He has been having sandwiches sans bread, add bacon for lunch, and then when he gets home, we have a carefully prepared Paleo spread every night (when he makes it home for dinner, anyways).
Last night he told me about how he’s been so much more energetic at work and how his focus has changed. He said that he’s been in a great mood and even his employees have noticed. I didn’t have to say it, he attributed it to the way that he has been eating and he says that he feels great.
Of course as I write this, he’s eating Cheez-its. But he’ll get a headache later and I’ll remind him about his little snack.
In all, over the past week or so, he has drastically changed his eating habits and I think that it’s been because he has seen small, positive changes in me.
For one, my stomach has lost a roll. NO. LIE.
My kangaroo pouch has decreased in size exponentially. In just 13 days. UNbelievable, right?
I want to leave with this little nugget from Mark Sisson’s “21 Day Total Body Transformation”:
“There is no requirement for dietary carbohydrate in human nutrition. Your body can manufacture glucose from protein and fats on demand to keep you focused and fueled.”
Interesting, coming from a culture where carbs (even so-called “good carbs”) are the center-point of human nutrition.