Leeds at dusk in the rain. Gorgeous colours ahead of Storm Barra perhaps?
All going well here at the Oliver household as we continue on our paleo journey. For once and finally, this does not feel like one of those white knuckle food journeys where you deny yourself and deny your self until you get to Day 30 and explode headfirst into a chocolate eclair (or two) . The difference is that I no longer feel I have a choice in what I eat and that keeping sugar out of my diet is key to a longer life worth living.
Eating sugar, grains and gluten makes me sad and makes my joints ache and dulls my soul.
So there it is.
And I do feel sadness around this.
Perhaps there needs to be a grieving process as I finally leave sugar behind for good?
Food especially sugar has been a mother and friend to me for so long, helped me to cope with difficult times but its not a healthy relationship.
Too one-sided, sugar is asking more from me than I want to give.
Its time to break up and let go. Do you read Caitlin Moran?
Here is one of my favourite quotes from Caitlin:
"...by choosing food as your drug, sugar highs or the deep soporific calm of carbs, the Valium of the working classes, you can still make the packed lunches, do the school run, look after the baby, pop in on your mum and then stay up all night with an ill five year old something that is not an option if you’re caning off a gigantic bag of skunk or regularly climbing onto the cupboard under the stairs and knocking back a quart of scotch…overeating is the voice of carers…..and fat people are slowly self destructing in a way that doesn’t inconvenience anyone…..”
That one really struck home, hard.
Enough pondering for tonight, you came here for the paleo food, right?!
This stuff tastes amazing and is crammed with a super blend of mushrooms designed to impact focus, energy and immunity. Have your tried this?
Breakfast was a protein shake + C8 and a dirtea coffee (see above). Convenience food as its best. Floradix tablet too.
Lunch was scrambled egg with smoked salmon on two slices of our toasted. keto-friendly no nut hemp bread with butter.
Supper: Fish with a crumb of crushed whole almonds on top of Dijon mustard and some asparagus spears see below
Snacks: Macadamia nuts, apple
We have a busy bake day tomorrow to complete all the food orders this week for shipping. Our meals are already planned and we will stay on track. We will keep you updated!
PS. Ted sends his love tonight to anyone who might need it. Onwards and upwards (-: