21 days complete!

I completed the 21 day paleo cleanse! I reintroduced nuts yesterday with no real reaction. After doing the math, I reintroduced them on day 20 instead of 21 but it’s not a huge deal. I’ll have a serving today to see if I do have any reactions. I am going to wait on reintroducing everything else for a few more weeks. I know that I must have nuts in moderation or it will disrupt my digestion.

We had a wonderful vacation! The boys absolutely love the beach. Next year we are planning on going down for a whole week instead of just the weekend. I brought all of my food with me and let’s just say, I ate REAL well. Matter of fact, I am now the not-so-proud owner of 4.4 pounds of bloat! I didn’t stray off my eating plan at all though, I just ate high volumes of food. It should come off pretty easily though, especially since I am back on track today.

I started growing my SCOBY last week and it’s alive!!! We left Thursday with only a few floaties in the jar and came home Sunday to a SCOBY! It still has another week or two before it will be ready though. I need him to fill out a bit more and get thicker. I think I am going to name him Rudy. I think since fall starts this weekend, my first flavors will be pumpkin spice and cranberry!

I don’t really have much to update on since I had an “eat too much” weekend. I’ve been doing the Whole30 along with the cleanse and today marks day 23.  I feel so much better health wise and energy wise, I am just going to continue strict paleo with occasional treats. I had some vanilla maple almonds after dinner and they were a perfect dessert. Not to mention the flavor! They were soaked and dehydrated. It was my first time trying soaked nuts and the flavor was phenomenal. From now on, I plan to soak my nuts prior to consumption since it does aid in digestion!

One good thing about this past weekend though, all my lifts were easy yesterday! I thought maybe it was a fluke so I didn’t up the weights like I should have. If those same weights feel easy next week, I will up them. Getting stronger and losing fat at the same time, I love it!

I am 99% the boys will be going strict paleo soon. I am slowly getting rid of their treats and I will start introducing more nutrient dense snacks as well as yummy dinners. I know Raven is going to rebel since when he started eating solid food, I was eating poorly. It’s going to be a struggle but I don’t want them to have the same digestion issues as I did growing up and now know why. I know why now and I am not going to do that to them. I just have to get their memaw to toughen up on them and not give in to their demands. They always get diarrhea when they stay there because they eat whatever they want. That has to stop. I’m already trying to get her to try the Whole30 to help with all of her ailments but it’s not working out so far. I can’t force her, I can just give the information. The boys though, I can force them because I am their mother and I know what is best for their little bodies right now.

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2 thoughts on “21 days complete!

  1. Certainly with our current consumption that revolves around junk food and
    all kind of deep-fried foods, it is easy to eat an excessive
    amount of fat inside our diet. The Moussaka, for instance, is a
    very well-known Greek casserole dish cooked with tomatoes and eggplants; and the Giouvarlakia or meatballs, and the Dolmades or stuffed cabbage leaves are all
    popular, too. Our bodies run more slowly and less effectively than they should.

    • karaklett says:

      But GOOD fats are the best. And I don’t think it’s just the excessive fat that causes the biggest concerns. It’s the excessive simple carb consumption that throws you into a bad cycle. You eat sugar/simple carbs. You spike. You crash. To counteract the crash, you eat more. Good healthy fats are highly satiable and can keep you fuller longer. Granted if you don’t have certain goals and are just wanting to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, moderate fats are the way to go. From sources like grass-fed butter and ghee, full fat dairy if tolerable, coconut, avocado, and nuts and seeds in limited quantities!

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