Thursday, July 5, 2012

on a roll

of nothing!
going nowhere!

I actually gained a pound or two.. I'm not telling which..

I fell off the paleo (as it was) wagon.
a few times.
I had pie
hell it was free!
and soooo good

I had two crepes for breakfast yesterday. they had strawberries.. n whipped cream. then I felt sick.

I had a pumpkin choco chip cookie. not so good.
not worth it.

I had some of my mama in law's nummy guacamole (with some chips)
I had corn on the cob and watermelon for dinner. I just wasn't into it.

I missed two days of working out.
I ate crap.

I feel like shitballs.

I need to start Paleo again.

*** My version of Paleo.***
Sugar style.
no meat.
some dairy (fat free cuz that makes me feel better and get some protein while I'm at it)

I'm learning what my body likes and definately what it doesn't. Give me a break. I'm still working it out.

I hope everyone had a great 4th yesterday.
it was kinda boring for us. for one, I felt icky. and we had a fireworks ban pretty much everywhere.
so. hubs bbq'd some burgers for him n the kidlings.
it's kinda nice when he cooks. (very rarely happens)  even if he does burn everything :)

for now. today. I am going to keep nursing my aching belly. with veggies. and some fruit. I made a watermelon/strawberry smoothie for b-fast. it was ok. kinda blah too.
maybe it's just too hot.

me n my hubby waiting to watch the park fireworks
 my silly kidlings
 my n my teenager
 I'm off to work.
have a great day!

*updated to show where I'm coming from for the anonymous person who keeps trying to belittle me*
I copied and pasted from  Thank you Matt for the info!!
no meat athelete

"Does that mean you can’t be a Paleo-vegetarian?  I don’t think so.  Welcome to my next diet experiment

Paleo diet basics

Briefly, here the basic tenets of a standard Paleo diet for endurance athletes (as outlined in The Paleo Diet for Athletes):
  • The breakdown: Roughly, 35% fat, 40% carbohydrate, 25% protein.
  • Staple foods: Wild and free-range meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, nut-like seeds, some tubers, such as sweet potatoes
  • Not allowed (here’s the tricky part): All grains, including wheat, rice, barley, oats, rye, and corn; grain-like seeds, including quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat; all legumes, including beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas, and soy; starchy tubers such as potatoes; dairy, alcohol, most sugars except in fruit
(See a complete list of Paleo foods here.)
I’m not going to go into the detailed reasons for what’s allowed and what isn’t.  The basic explanation: Pre-agricultural man (and woman) ate a lot of the staple foods, and had very limited or no access to the disallowed foods.
So, simply ignoring the meat issue for now, we see that if you were to follow the Paleo diet as a vegetarian or vegan, you’d be eating a lot of lots of fruits and vegetables, sweet potatoes, oils like olive, coconut, and canola, nuts, and nut-like seeds.  And pretty much any sugar you’d eat would come from fruits.
A bit bland, perhaps, but doable.
Hopefully, you’re already eating a lot of these foods.  And—bonus!—most Paleo diets allow you to eat as much as you feel like eating.  If cavemen had appointed kings, that’s what you’d be eating like.

But…do you see the problem?

If you don’t see why the Paleo diet is tough for vegetarians, either (a) you’re skimming this post while you eat a quinoa salad with tofu and black beans, or (b) your version of a vegetarian/vegan diet is severely lacking in protein.
First, note that grains are out.  Tough, since they’re a big part of most vegetarians’ diets, especially runners’.  But that’s not the worst part.
The hardest thing about this is that every major vegan protein source is off limits in a strict Paleo diet.  Anything soy, every kind of bean except string beans, and quinoa are all Paleo no-no’s.

Your Paleo options as a vegetarian

It appears impossible to strictly follow the Paleo diet as a vegetarian.  And to be honest, it probably is.  Since we don’t eat meat, and the diet is based on eating meat—it should account for up to 55% of one’s calories, according to The Paleo Diet for Athletes—anything we do as vegetarians is going to be a bastardization.
But then again, aren’t all modern Paleo diets pretty poor substitutes for the real thing?  The fruits, vegetables, and tubers we find in modern grocery stores, even farmers markets, probably do not resemble the fibrous ones Paleolithic humans were eating.  And while a dedicated Paleo-dieter might be able to eat truly wild meats a high percentage of the time, it’s likely that the vast majority of modern Paleos either can’t access or can’t afford such authenticity, and must resort to the factory-farmed meat they find at the grocery store.
My point:  Any modern Paleo diet is merely an approximation to the real thing.  So as vegetarians, we can (and must) approximate too.

Vegetarian Paleo Diet Option #1: Eat lots of eggs
Vegetarian Paleo Diet Option #2: Allow hemp seed and grain-like seeds
Vegetarian Paleo Diet Option #3: Allow soaked or sprouted beans and legumes "

So. there you have it. I am doing what I am doing and I am just fine.
oh. and last time I checked.. no one can own a diet. sorry


Anonymous said...

Stop calling your diet paleo - it isn't and it is giving *MY* diet a bad name!

Your diet is a low sugar, vegetarian diet - nothing remotely even resembling paleo!!

Sugar said...

if you don't like it, stop reading my blog. I am free to do as I wish here.
I am certainly allowed to have a vegetarian paleo diet.
it is doable.
stop attacking me anonymously.
I am not giving anything a bad name. get over yourself.
I have researched. I am doing everything I should be. except maybe the few times I messed up. but who hasn't? even the most dedicated "paleo followers" do.

you are not seeing everything I eat every single day so don't tell me what I am doing wrong. you have no idea.

Diandra said...

Fun fact concerning the caveman aspect of paleo - recently there has been archaeological evidence that cavemen did indeed eat dairy products if they could. And why wouldn't they? They were constantly trying not to starve, so they ate whatever they could. (I do not have a link to any English news concerning this topic, read it in a German newspaper some time ago...)

Anyway, if you were to eat like a caveman, you would have to eat only what you find in the wild around your house. For most of us, that would also mean no coconut, no bananas, no pineapple or mango, no peanuts (I have never seen peanuts grow in my neighborhood). So, the whole "caveman2 aspect of paleo is made up anyway. ^^

(Sorry, I am particularly bitchy today.)

Sugar said...

lol Di.. you're too cute. I understand the whole caveman thing. it is true. if we were to truly eat that way.. we would starve. seriously. I dont see any cows or buffalo or what ever the hell else they eat around my yard lol.
I figure.. the basics are being covered..except the meat part. but I'm getting protein. so that counts.