Paleo – Week 2

I’m enjoying the paleo lifestyle so much that I’ve decided that I’ll probably stick with it – forever! I absolutely love the food choices and can’t believe I’ve not missed eating bread, and more importantly, lentils and chickpeas! I’ve still enjoyed the odd glass of wine or three; old habits die hard! But in the…

Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s the bank holiday weekend and the weather’s been so kind. Saturday I met friends in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. And by pure chance we came across a little bar called ‘Terrace’ and decided to go in and check it out. So pleased we did! As the name suggests, they have a lovely roof-top terrace where…

Paleo – Weight Loss

I really wasn’t planning on posting again this weekend! So I’m really sorry if you’ve been bombarded with lots of posts over the last few days. It’s been pretty full-on I must say! Another reason I wasn’t going to post today, is because I’m meeting up with friends in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this afternoon, and…

Paleo- Day 8

I’ve had quite an easy day of it today. I decided to eat the remaining plantain for lunch, along with an organic salad including a variety of different leaves and some red pepper. I also sliced up half a non-organic avocado, and drizzled over some organic virgin olive oil with a little rock salt and…

Paleo – Day 7

Hurrah! I’ve done a full 7 days following paleo – mostly! I did have a few glasses of red wine the other night, when a friend of ours stayed over. I’m not feeling too bad about that; after all, this is a lifestyle thing, not a fad diet that’s impossible to stick to. Any how,…

Paleo – Day 6

Wow! It’s almost a week since I started my paleo journey. It’s been interesting to say the least. Not only have I discovered lots of new and interesting recipes, but I’ve discovered a whole world full of people doing exactly the same thing. Who’d have thunk? I’ve made some new online friends and acquaintances too!…

Paleo – Day 5

I’m feeling pretty chuffed with myself right now. I’ve found the paleo way of eating incredibly easy. I did have a bit of a panic-on initially, when trying to work out my weekly food menu; have I bought too much/too little, and other thoughts of that nature. However, if I have made too much of…

Paleo – Day 4

Well can you believe it? I’ve lost 4lbs! I had to weigh myself three times this morning just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. I’m dumbfounded and pleased in equal measure! I’ve been drinking a couple of litres of water throughout the day, although I’m pretty confused as to the correct amount of water…

Paleo – Day 3

Feeling really well on day three. No headache due to the lack of caffeine, and a decent nights sleep too. I’ve been so productive today. As it’s Sunday I’ve decided to make some chicken stock and paleo chilli con carne. Martha also wanted to help make some guacamole and hummus. It’s been so busy in…

Paleo – Day 2

Had another great nights sleep. Not quite as long as yesterday, but absolutely no headaches, and I slept for over 7 hours which is good for me. I also drank 2½ litres of water. I had brunch around 11am with my daughter who was eager to try the baked avocado. You can find the recipe…

Paleo – Day 1

So here I am; day one and raring to go! I’ve already done my food shop – see here. It’s a good idea to pick a start date and get everything organised, especially if you go out to work. Who wants to be rushing round spending hours preparing everything? Paleo meals are quite straightforward so…

Paleo: The Journey

So after much debate (mainly with myself!), I’m beginning day 1 of my 30 day journey on the paleo diet. You can read more about the paleo diet here, but basically it involves eating the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans – so that’s lots of fresh vegetables, some fruit,…