Getting Back On Track
Sunday, September 29, 2013
First of all, I want to say thank you to the people who sere so supportive of my last blog entry. It does help to know that I am not alone, that I am not the only one who falters. Thank you :)
I have been using the past two days to get back on track with my Paleo plan. My meals have been slightly boring, but I'm just trying to re-establish the routine I was getting so good about last week. Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado, and lunch was sauteed chicken in olive oil and vegetables. I haven't had dinner yet, but I'm thinking of making a platter of sausage and vegetables. I usually end up eating dinner when I get off work, which is pretty late, but I'd rather eat late than skip a meal.
I did pretty well staying Paleo yesterday, and I have definitely noticed that when I eat this way, I sleep better. I don't think it can be considered a coincidence at this point. I have noticed that, the days I have been really good about following Paleo guidelines, I fall asleep easier and sleep through the night. This is different from when I have "junk food" (I.E. starchy dinners, grain heavy meals.) Like I said, I eat pretty late after work, and those heavier foods affect my sleep. I'm thinking that, even after my 30 days is up, I will stay Paleo for most meals, especially my after work dinners. But I will probably re-introduce certain foods, and just follow my own personalized program.
I have also noticed that my skin is clearing up noticeably. I have had problems with slight acne in the past, but my acne has cleared up in the past week, and my skin has been less of the pinkish-red I associate with a break out. We'll see how my skin does since I fell off the Paleo wagon two days ago. I'm wondering if I'll see a difference with a brief diversion.