In February 2013 a friend introduced me to the Paleo diet, she had success in not only dropping weight, but also in feeling much better. March 1, 2013 I committed myself to following the Paleo diet and I loved everything about it; real whole foods, delicious home cooking, high cacao percentage dark chocolate, and there were no set limits about how much to eat. For the next few months I was totally dedicated, I even learned how to make yummy Paleo ice cream! But, as with every other diet in my life, I would start to have more and more cheat days, and although I could have dark chocolate and Paleo ice cream, there was absolutely no portion control…within six months I was no longer eating like a cave woman, even though I still fully believed in eating a Paleo diet.
In June 2014 – I gave up sugar, and in October 2014 – I committed to 3 meals per day with no snacks…these two things were difficult, but also highly rewarding.
As of today, July 1, my meal plan is based on the Paleo diet sans the dark chocolate and the Paleo ice cream, as well as weighing and measuring everything I eat, eating three meals per day with no snacks, consuming no more than 1800 calories per day, drinking plenty of water, exercising (cardio and strength training) at least 4 days per week, actively working my OA program, and turning over my obsessive and impatient control issues to God.
My sponsor and I have agreed to re-evaluate this new meal plan in 3 months to make sure I am happy, satisfied, and appropriately nourished.
Today was the first day, and I rocked being a cave woman! Only 89 days left until evaluation!