Things are going great here in Paleo land. I have to say that I have really settled into this "new" way of eating and find it satisfying. Being a skinny guy I went Paleo for health benefits not for aesthetics but my girlfriend on the other hand has lost 7 pounds! Here's what I ate today:
Bfast: 5 strips of bacon, 2 eggs over easy and a bowl of spinach with olive oil
Lunch: Roasted chicken, a peach and sauteed cabbage with cilantro
Dinner: Lamb sausage with peppers
Snacks: sunflower and macadamia nuts and a couple pluots
I had mentioned previously that I injured my back squatting. I am almost 100% and have started working out again. I am going to start working on my press and try to get it up to my bodyweight (160lbs). I will also start doing some light deadlifts as well and see how my back likes it. I squatted the bar the other day and it felt just fine. To make up for my lack up time pumping iron I have been working on some gymnastics stuff, trying to get my handstand locked in. I recently read an excerpt from Methode Naturelle and found some very interesting stuff on posture and jumping and climbing I have been putting to use as well. Erwan Le Corre of MovNat incorporates a lot of stuff from it and he has a really great program that I would love to experience someday. If you haven't heard of it be sure to check it out here: www.movnat.com.
Til next time.
I started out doing Paleo plus dairy and have since changed to strict Paleo which means no grains, legumes or dairy. Since I do not have an auto immune issue I will still be eating nightshades which include potatoes and bell peppers. I will however be peeling the potatoes since the bad part is in the skin. I was concerned I would not get enough calories without my dairy but it has not been an issue. I will say I miss my post workout milk but have substituted sweet potato and left over meat for this meal. Sweet potatoes are delicious as well. I never knew, and they are cheap! I injured my back 3 weeks ago because I went to the gym even though I was sick and did some back squats with poor form due to having a foggy brain. I could barely stand up straight for a week and could hardly go the day without popping Advil. Sitting for 8 hours a day at my job really exacerbated the condition as well. I have been stretching and have ran and jumped and done some wallballs. I have no pain during the activity but my low back is sore the next day. This week I will take all week off and just do some mobility work. It is very frustrating to be so inactive but I know it is for the best.
My gf and I started a strict Paleo diet 2 weeks ago and she has already lost 4 pounds. She is someone who loves her pastries and sugar so it has been a struggle finding alternatives to a certain degree but seeing results so quickly is quite a motivator. She also has suffered extensively in the past from intestinal discomfort and that has improved dramatically since kicking the grains