Push-up's hurt a day later when you are out of shape. In case you were wondering.
The peach clafouti from Mark's cookbook went over very, very well at this birthday party. Thank you Mark for this recipe. It is quickly becoming a staple in this house. I made it with raw milk cream and coconut milk. MMMMMmmmmm.
I was musing yesterday about how palaeo dieting is just one part of a life where I am incorporating ancestral pathways into my life. I am an archaeologist and have a profound respect for ancient lifestyles. That led, in part, to my belief in parenting with an anthropological bent: breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping...all of which have roots in how people have raised their children since, well, forever. This made sense to me as a mother and as a research scientist. Palaeo-parenting :-) The palaeo diet seed was planted during my doctoral research for my preliminary exams, one of which was on the palaeolithic to neolithic transition. The main focus was, "Why did people get so sick with the introduction of agriculture?" We can see it in their bones...people began dying younger, developing cancers, leukemia, obesity. Their joints broke down early with arthritis. The list goes on. My research concluded that it was the nutritional issues surrounding domestication of plants (reduced variety) and animals (reduced variety, grain feeding vs. grass fed) as well as urbanism and the various components that come with that -- sanitary issues in particular. But I really never applied this to my own life, believe it or not. How dense can you be? I was a vegetarian and didn't know a lot about nutrition. But then I had children and descended into the rabbit hole that is nutritional studies, and began applying my learning about inflammation, fats, Vit. D, probiotics, etc...to my own life and that of my children. It was a major breakthrough to realize that all I was learning pointed me back to a lifestyle of eating that resembled our palaeolithic ancestors, and of course that made perfect sense to me from a genetic point of view.
So here I am...
Brunch: coffee with heavy cream, 3 eggs, 4 slices of bacon
Dinner: Ginger Chicken with Broccoli, slice of almond tart
Rest day for exercise. I am far too sore to work out!