Trying Out a Paleo Lifestyle Change….

01.12.14 / Food / Author: / Comments Off on Trying Out a Paleo Lifestyle Change….
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Whew! Thinking about wanting to get in shape is the easy part but the harder part is actually motivating yourself to actually take that leap. I am constantly researching things and getting overwhelmed but the information, or lack of, out there. What kind of workouts do I want to do? What lifestyle change do I want to take for what I eat? Do I really want to give up the sweet stuff and ….. BREAD?!?!?!

Well, yes I do want to give up the bread. Bread is pretty much all I eat and I know I need a better more nutritional diet. This morning I finally just said screw it and lets do some menu planning and try this Paleo thing out. Below I have listed some sites that I am checking out to learn more and get some recipes:

http://nomnompaleo.com/ – This is a pretty cute and fun webpage. I am using it right now for a firttata recipe and will be checking her out again soon.

http://paleoleap.com/ – Has a lot of pretty good information, I came across one or two pretentious things written that made me take pause but it really is a very helpful website and worth bookmarking.

Here is my shopping list for this weekend, I will post pictures and cooking stuff in another post. I tried to go today but ended up lost in Oakland and San Leandro after going the wrong way on 880 after a quick shopping trip at the lamest grocery section of a walmart ever…

This is my first go so it will be pretty short and maybe lacking on some of the staples I should get…

Meat:

rotisserie chicken
ground beef (i may opt for turkey because I am not a big meat eater and baby steps)
beef stripes for stir fry
smoked salmon (maybe, not sure yet)

Pantry:

extra virgin olive oil
butter/ghee (some sort of cooking fat, I may already have coconut oil)
bay leaves
sea salt
ginger
tomato paste
canned tomatoesgarlic w/ parsley
coconut milk
muffin liners (got at walmart)
italian seasonings (have)
freeze/microwave containers

Fruits and Veggies: (frozen and fresh)

broccoli (have)
onions
garlic
carrots (bleh, but they are to cook with so its OK)
celery
spaghetti squash
lemon or lime juice
cherry tomattos
grapes
apples
orange
lemon