It’s been a tough 10 and a 1/2 days!
Resetting a lifetime of habits can be extremely difficult.
Luckily for me (you could say), I have experience doing this. Four years ago I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease.
I had developed an intolerance to gluten.
At the time, I figured this would mean that I would no longer get to enjoy my favourite ham salad rolls fresh from the bakery!
It soon came as a shock when I realised that it also meant no more yummy pizza’s on a Friday night or all you can eat Chinese at the weekend! In fact, it quickly became apparent that it also meant no more Sunday carvery and even limited salad dressing…
My whole world was turned upside down and I had to re-evaluate everything I had once survived on!
The same can be said for the Paleo 30 days.
This is a time for you to strip back all the C.R.A.P you would otherwise mindlessly eat. An acronym for caffeinated drinks, refined food, alcohol and processed food. A lot of the time we are in such a hurry that we aren’t even aware of what we are eating and how it is effecting our bodies. Taking this time to go back to basics and slowly reintroduce foods back into your diet allows you to identify abnormalities and feelings that are attributed to particular meals e.g. comfort eating.
Once you’ve completed this process, it will be easier for you to find alternatives to destructive behaviours you once never even knew you had!
How many of you are convinced you are unable to ‘relax’ unless you’ve had that one (or usually more) glass of wine after a long day at work?
How many of you can’t watch a movie at the cinema without with either sweet or salted popcorn (both of which dehydrate you as much as each other)?
How many of you have children that expect a Happy Meal treat at least once a week? And it’s easier right? Less hassle to give in to the cries of your children than cook them a time consuming nutritious meal?
Consider your lifetime routines and how they are affecting your quality of life.
You owe it to yourself to live as full and healthy as you possibly can.