Going paleo

For the month of April, I am going to try going Paleo. According to Robb Wolf the Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the ONLY nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic! Research in biology, biochemistry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and many other disciplines indicate it is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is at the root of degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and infertility. – Robb Wolf

I am food lover and Spanish/Latina (yes I am both) so I love everything bread and rice with beans, so this will definitely be a huge challenge for me. Another big one is coffee. I like my coffee with cream and sweet so black and a bit of raw honey would be the way to go, at least for now.

Today is day 3 and for some reason I am starving, I have to eat more often and stock my fridge with the “Paleo approve” food. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and few little things for snacks.

The reason why I am doing this, is to get lean, I am skinny and tall but I am lacking on definitions, such as my stomach and my legs. I work out very regularly and I feel my body should be looking “hot” but it is not the case. I have two kids and you can tell when I take my clothes off. I feel that may be my diet is not helping me get lean the way I want. So I will give a month for trial and if I see good to great results I will stick to it. I have never diet before, when I was a swimmer I used to consume over 4,000 calories and it was a lot of pasta and pancakes. But I don’t want to look good, I want to feel good and strong and I am hoping Paleo diet will help me get there.

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This was lunch: One whole chicken breast with mushrooms. sweet potatoes and half avocado. Protein shake on the side. It looks like it was small portion but I was really full.

I am ready to see results. Summer is just 3 months away, meaning that triathlon season will be at its peak.

What about your diet? do you follow a diet because of health issue or because you are just like me and want to be a hot mama that wants to tri. keep me posted and commend.

Cheers!

Linette

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