I apologize that this is 4 days late hitting the web, I genuinely do. I had become stuck in a rut and was spending WAY too much time on the computer and not nearly enough time with my children or being a good (house)wife. I unplugged for a few days and spent an astonishing amount of time outside playing and teaching my 10 year old to ride his bike.
No, I’m not kidding.
Last Tuesday, we started the 21 Day Body Transformation. I’ve found it to be only lightly time-consuming and extremely worthwhile. I believe this coming week, things will pick up and we’ll spend more time working on our muscle building and cardiovascular activities, although I haven’t looked ahead to find out whether or not that’s a true statement. I like taking it one day at a time. If you want to join us, it’s not too late!
I want to lightly touch on something this week that has been bothering me in regards to Paleo. Not anything about Paleo in particular, but about how people react when they hear that we don’t eat grains.
I can’t tell you how many times in the past 3 months I’ve heard, *GASP*”You don’t eat GRAINS? But you need them to survive! You need them to produce good breastmilk! You need them for fiber and nutrients! Your children NEED grains to lead healthy lives!”
How on earth did the Homo Sapien survive to this point considering grains weren’t edible up until a few thousand years ago? Blows my mind.
I also like this one: “Oh, yeah. Another fad diet.”
Well, no. Not so much considering it’s how our ancestors thousands of years ago ate.
My favorite: “Cavemen didn’t eat THAT” (whatever “that” is from a paleo-approved cookie to a crock-pot roasted Boston Butt smothered in homemade Barbecue sauce and eaten in a butter lettuce leaf.
You’re right. Cavemen DIDN’T eat THAT. Paleo is not a historical reenactment. It is an intuitive way of eating that builds its foundation on the things that our ancestors would have hunted and gathered. We are lucky to live in a time and place where technology is king and we are able to eat things made with the ingredients that our ancestors ate, but made in a different way.
Lucky me. Poor caveman.
SO yeah, that’s all I have to say about that. Do you have people heckle you for your choice to be healthier? What do you respond to them when they roll their eyes at your healthy decisions? Leave me a comment and then use the Rafflecopter below to tell me that you did so to win some really great Paleo prizes, including “Eat Like a Dinosaur” by The Paleo Parents.
(Dinner menu below the Rafflecopter)
Dinner Menu for Week 4:
Tuesday: Pulled Pork tacos (pulled pork recipe from “Make It Paleo”)
Wednesday: Chicken and Cabbage Soup from The Foodie & The Family
Friday: Stuffed Pork Chops from Paleo Comfort Foods and Mashed Cauliflower
Saturday: Chicken Parmesan from The Foodie & The Family
Sunday: LEFTOVERS! OR my favorite “short notice” meal: Coconut Milk & Spinach soup with Curried Shrimp from “The Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Cookbook” (A FAMILY FAVORITE)
- 3 Months Paleo – Before & During Pictures (bananahammocksandtutus.com)
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