Friday, January 6, 2012
The Primal Blueprint is not just about the food. It's also about decent exercise (but nothing crazy or time consuming!), and sleeping, and other fun things. Here's a great book to read on this and why it's a good thing.
Anyway, focusing on the food part for now: It's basically taking out grains and sugars out of your everyday diet. So a lot of protein, butter, eggs, cheese, vegetables, and some fruits and nuts. Personally, I'm fine with a "diet" that allows me to eat butter, eggs, cheese (and BACON!) without a guilt trip.
I've cleared out the fridge and pantry of anything that is not Primal friendly, and both areas are pretty much bare, which is oddly freeing. I will no longer stare at the pantry thinking "I have all this stuff and nothing to make!" and then feeling guilty because I'm, in a sense, wasting that food. Yay for minimal ingredients!
This weekend will be spent making up a new-way-of-eating meal menu for the week, and shopping, then cooking, washing, chopping, freezing, and clean-up. We bought a chest freezer so we could pre-bake a lot of foods and then just warm them as needed. I'm hoping this really helps with the "UGH, what should I make for dinner tonight?!" and also, I really look forward to less clean-up after dinner, which seems to take forever to do, and never quiet gets done.
If you have a standard shopping list you use for your Primal shopping trip, please share!