Written by: Leslie
I gave up sweets and alcohol for Lent. During this 5 week period I noticed that my arthritic knees did not hurt so bad. So I began doing some research regarding the effects of sugar on the body to discover that it is an inflammatory to the joints. I was hurting so bad I didn’t want to do anything physical. I had been very athletic, playing all types of running sports. It was a double edged sword. In order to feel better I had to keep moving or get worse. I didn’t want to end up riding one of those carts in the supermarket. I wanted to enjoy my senior years. I had mentioned my discoveries to a friend at work, and he suggested that I take my diet a step further and go Paleo. So I researched that, and found Robb’s book.
I have been doing Paleo now for 6 months. I have lost 50 lbs so far, and would like to lose 20 more lbs to be where I need to be. My energy is amazing, I sleep so soundly it’s just life changing. I joined the gym and hired a personal trainer twice a week. What a difference from where I was 6 months ago. The weight is just dropping off me. I’m averaging about 2 lbs a week weight loss. I am gaining muscle mass, and losing the body fat.
As far as eating, it is lean meats, veggies, fresh fruit, decaf tea/coffee, no diet soda, and lots of water. If I want something fizzy, I drink a carbonated sparkling water once and a while. I treat my self every so often. My strategy is if I want something badly, I just have that gelato for example, or what ever it is. I have some, but don’t binge on it, and go right back to my Paleo eating habit.
While I was on vacation last September I treated myself within reason, and actually lost 2 pounds! I made good choices and stuck to the plan. I can see myself staying this way for the rest of my life, and I do not miss all the junk foods which I feel are engineered to be addictive.
I also look at food at it’s most basic natural state–if I want orange juice–I eat an orange–not processed bottled stuff. That is key.
Over all I find this way of eating natural and seamless. I am enjoying my journey. Thanks Robb!
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