Who knew food was so tasty?! Paleo Day 2

 

 
Wow, I am actually discovering how good food can taste.  I can't say I even understand what's going on, but every morsel of what I'm eating tastes really scrumptious.  I'm also starting to discover I don't have to eat as much as I think I need.  My portions so far have been too big but I don't realize it until the end of my meal.  This way of eating is extremely satisfying.  I have more energy already and am sleeping more soundly.  Gee, if this is how it is after two days, what else is this going to bring?!


Breakfast:
coconut yogurt with berries and a sprinkle of cacao nibs
almond butter on an apple
spring salad with vinaigrette
herbal tea

Lunch:
Huge salad with baby greens, cabbage, carrot, tomato, onions, 1/2 avocado, sunflower seeds, homemade vinaigrette
a few spoonfuls of almond butter

Snack:
pistachio nuts

Dinner:
Roasted chicken breast
sauteed asparagus in olive oil with butter

I just looked at my breakfast and lunch and realized they were vegetarian meals. At breakfast I didn't feel like I needed eggs or meat so I didn't have any.  After researching the coconut yogurt, I probably shouldn't have it because it's not really a pure food.  It has lots of things I can't pronounce and it does have cane sugar.  I never had a salad at breakfast until I went to this restaurant in Miami that served it for this meal.  It really is a nice addition.

Even at lunch I felt like no meat.  One of my fellow primal eaters said that it's not about the meat. (Thanks, Mendy.) It's about keeping the insulin levels healthy.  I like that way of thinking.  There are definitely times when meat just doesn't sound good.  However it seems that every time I don't have meat or eggs for a meal, I get hungry in between meals.

By the time I got to dinner, I wasn't super hungry at all so I ate fairly lightly.

I have to admit I didn't exercise today.  This is extremely rare for me. I could give excuses, but that's all they are is excuses. I've been told I exercise too much so following the Primal Blueprint exercise plan will be interesting.  Look how crazy healthy Mark and his wife look.
Mark Sisson says that exercise is ineffective for weight management.  What, you say?  I already know this from experience.  Even when I weighed over 200 pounds, I exercised like a fiend.  I was exercising hardcore at the gym most days of the week and saw only some improvement.  If you're eating the wrong foods and too much of them, all the exercise in the world can't fix that.

In a nutshell, this is what Mark says:

1. Move frequently at a slow pace for 2-5 hours a week at 55-75% max heart rate. Walking, hiking, easy cardio

2.  Lift heavy things 2-3 times a week for 7-60 minutes a week

3.  Sprint or do something all out once every 7-10 days for less than 10 minutes

For me, this sounds way easy. I love to walk and don't even normally count that as exercise.  It will be interesting to see how my body adapts to not workout so intensely.

Time to go "lift heavy things."
 

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