It’s true! I’ve turned into that person who has to talk to everyone about eating clean and I don’t even care if they want to listen or not! Anytime someone tells me they are going to eat, I respond with “keep it clean!”.
The truth of the matter is that it works. It really does give you more energy and it helps your health in so many ways. My partner has been sick for a week with something awful that I was positive I would get. Nope! It hasn’t broken through my fruits and veggies defense barrier! I have so many vitamins and antioxidants in my body that I haven’t even felt a sniffle. Well, my throat was hurting, but turns out that was my lymph nod, not that yuckiness she has.
I was reading a blog the other day about a woman who hasn’t had a flu shot in 10 years and she also hasn’t gotten sick in 10 years. All because she started eating clean. I find it to be utterly amazing. I began to think if the “common cold” or if the flu even existed back in the caveman days. Are these viruses that we have made by the sheer unhealthiness of our lifestyles? Are we spreading germs because we aren’t in-taking the right kinds of nutrients; therefore our bodies don’t know how to handle something foreign that might come our way?
I don’t know the answers, but my assumption is that the better you treat your body, the better it will treat you. That my friends is something I will take!
I really want to share with everyone how easy it is to live a Paleo lifestyle or even Paleo with a Twist like me. You can still go out to eat, you can still make “normal dinner”. The only difference is that you are going back to basics when it comes to eating. If you like chicken, make yourself some grilled chicken with veggies instead of rice. Perfection! For me, since I don’t eat meat, it makes it a bit more difficult in social settings, but I make it work. It doesn’t inhibit me from still enjoying life; in fact I enjoy it more now. I have learned to prep my food intake so I am prepared for just about any social setting.
This weekend our 3 year old wanted to go to Red Lobster. Granted my child only eats chicken so it doesn’t matter where we go, but he likes to look at the lobsters. I ordered a salad specifically based on the ingredients listed on the menu. The salad which I was excited about, came and sadly was sent back. There were croutons, cucumbers (I just don’t like them) and all sorts of things piled on top.
I sadly have the waiter take it back and bring me another salad. I could tell he was confused, so I politely explained that there are certain foods that I do not eat because they are considered processed. He seemed to understand and was actually quite pleasant. I got another salad that he essentially let me build and all was well.
On another note…
The other night I made “squash noodles” with a homemade marinara sauce. The noodles were boring and lacked flavor…the sauce was yummy but so runny that it was like a soup. It was a disaster. I’ll work on that creation of mine…
On the same night, instead of an epic failure, I made a wonderful treat that I am naming “Oh, My Muffins”. I’ll post on my recipe tab when I’m done. It was so delicious. One of my dogs even snuck in a muffin; although it wasn’t an approved snack!
I’m not sure what I am going to make tonight. I want to do some recipe checking and get some new ideas. I am lacking in the meal section right now since I have made just about everything I have found. I would say this is an accomplishment so time to start recipe hunting. Besides, payday is tomorrow so time to stock up on some new freshness!
Check out the recipe for my Oh, My Muffins in “My Creations” tab that I just uploaded. You won’t regret it!