Primal Journal (thetodclark)
A little background:
I'm in my 3rd week of transitioning to Primal, and before all this I was a conventional health nut. My husband and many of his friends work out constantly and being male, get completely ripped, while I was doing similar workouts with minimal results. I've never been "overweight," but if I stopped working out for a week, the pounds would pile on really easily.
I worked out 4-5 days a week, running, HIIT, lifting, ate what is considered a perfect diet by conventional wisdom, yet no matter what I looked like I had too much fat on my body. I would get so mad if I ate anything that deviated from the food pyramid and feel extremely guilty. But I didn't look like I worked out, or even cared what I ate.
I spent endless hours researching nutrition, workouts, etc. thinking there must be something I was missing. I didn't understand how even if I tracked my calories and workouts perfectly, I would still gain weight or stay the same weight at best. And thank goodness I never gave up because almost by chance I found this website. It was like a lightbulb went on! EVERYTHING makes sense where nothing made sense before!
Now I feel like I'm working with my body instead of against it. When I eat, I don't feel like I have a "food baby," and I sleep better than ever. I've lost that annoying 5-6 lbs in 2 weeks, the ones that just clung to me endlessly for YEARS. But I digress. This is a daily journal, I just feel happy today about all of these positive changes.
Workout: Strength Training (5 essential moves)
B: Almond flour pancakes with pureed strawberries on top
S: Apple and a little almond butter
L: Leftover steak and shrimp in pesto with broccoli and cauliflower
S: Celery and sour cream dip (homemade) and blackberries
D: Organic, free-range chicken sausage with onion and mustard
Protein shake after my workout
I ate a lot of veggies at lunch so I was kind of turned off to them for dinner. I was also a little nauseous when I got home so my dinner was pretty light. I still feel hungry, but don't feel like eating. Nausea has been my only battle so far, and I'm hoping it goes away.
The hardest challenge yet
My friends, being the health and fitness "gurus" they are, started a website where one of them, who is in medical school, posts articles about nutrition suggesting that saturated fats be replaced with CANOLA OIL!
I shouldn't be shocked, but the worst part is, at the bottom of the article it says something like, "Some research not sited because it's common biochemistry knowledge."
THAT IS NOT SUFFICIENT. I'm frustrated because I want to be supportive of my friends, but I can't support this website. Advice from anyone who might read this?