Wednesday, January 03, 2007

THE PALEO DIET

You probably won’t see too many carbs on this page for awhile. I decided to start eating like a caveman, but not raw!

I’m a “hunter-gatherer” for as long as I can make it stick. I read somewhere that you have do something at least 21 days to make it a habit – well, that’s my first goal.

I began Tuesday morning at a plump 240 – my first goal is 20 pounds, but I really just want to feel better. The theory behind the Paleo or “Caveman” way of eating is that man didn’t start living shorter lives until he started growing what he ate. Along with agriculture came flour, meal, and sugar, which begot breads, pastries, and pasta.

It’s going well. I eat a boiled egg, some nuts (anything but peanuts and cashews allowed), and some kind of fruit for breakfast thus far. During the day, my wife and I have carried a banana or apple and a baggy of mixed nuts wherever we went. If we got hungry, we just munched out!

Suppers (that’s southern for dinner) have consisted of fried (olive oil is all that’s allowed) chicken, grilled steak, and tonight this wonderful pork tenderloin with stir-fried vegetable medley. What a fantastic meal, whether your on a diet or not!

It beats Adkins because fruit and nuts are allowed. The other main difference is no dairy products on the Paleolithic – caveman didn’t milk cows, they ate them!

I simply cut up the tenderloin and fried it in olive oil with garlic and hot sauce added. I salted and peppered each side of the meat and dropped it into the hot oil. I took about 20 to 25 minutes, browning the pieces, to cook thoroughly.


Then I dumped in the vegetables and almonds into the same hot oil, salted and peppered it and cooked it for about 8 to 10 minutes.


Wish me luck folks!

2 comments:

pinknest said...

i wish you the best of luck on the new diet!

Mushy said...

I may have to stop reading your blog in order to make it!

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