I am now ten days into the paleo lifestyle and I have to admit it, I have cheated a small bit. I didn’t realise my hot sauce had chillies in it, I also found out yesterday that I should not be eating corn and beans, oops to those. But my biggest joy has been successfully not eating any bread or grains or dairy for ten days, on coffees alone that is $50 in my pocket, or more saved for buying nice paleo ingredients.
My bestie and basically paleo sponsor, Carrie, came to visit yesterday, she has been paleo for over a year now and has let a lot of food back into her lifestyle, I look up to her for paleo inspiration, but when she turned up after eating McDonald’s on the way my level of paleo inspiration slipped 🙂 Still love her to pieces. We had a mostly paleo day until I lost it in the middle of a movie and popped us some corn – minor fun slippage, not guilty 🙂
She asked me what I had been getting out of the paleo lifestyle change, and four huge things stuck out:
1) I know this is gross but I had to say it – my poop 🙂 It is so more regular and easy, there is no red face pushing hernia inducing poop extractions – it comes out like firm dairy whip hahaha.
2) I had my first paleo nightmare the other night, I think it was a sugar battle, similar to addictions when I stopped smoking. In the dream I ended up in a room that was filled with sweets and chocolate and like a crack addict to heroin I indugled the crap out of it all, I took the word gluttony and cubed that baby. I then finished my gluttonous rampage with chocolate smeared cheeks and was overcome by a feeling of immense self guilt at betraying myself. I woke up even more determined to remain and continue to be a better eater in the paleo way.
3) My belly has already shrunk some, I know it. I am now not finishing meals because I am full, this has never happened before, I can usually just keep going but in the last few days something I consider a smaller than average plate is filling me. I am also drinking a heap more water and have stopped feeling any sense of bloating, I am gathering this is the kiss goodbye to gluten!
4) Sweets and treats, I missed them and call it a life time of habit. After dinner I normally wait about 30mins and then have a coffee (now a green tea or another herbal of some kind) and with said evening warm beverage I like chocolate or biscuits or cake or did I mention chocolate, back in my 20s and my heavy pot smoking days I would eat a large bag of M&Ms or a family block of Cadbury every single night. I am so surprised I am not diabetic. But my point is that I was noticing I wanted an evening snack of some sort, I can’t have a handful of nuts for eternity, I take a small container of them every day to work, so it would be nice for something different in the evenings. So I began searching and found a treat shop full of paleo goodness out thereon the interweb that must be experienced.
This was one of the first I found and it was so easy I thought it was fake, seriously, how can you make biscuits with two ingredients!?!?
I found this recipe at GROK GRUB, I added a third ingredent (I know right, woooooooooooaaaahhhhhhhh) and here it is……..
WHAT YOU NEED:
2x bananas – ripe
1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius – put a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray
2) Put the bananas and coconut in a food processor and pulse the crap out of it until well blended
3) Form into disc/ biscuit like shapes and put them on the baking paper – the guys at Grok made them look all pro like – mine look like little dumps of rough biscuits – but you know what? They taste exactly the same 🙂 You should get ten or eleven biscuits.
4) Bake those babies for 25mins or until crisping, golden and firm to touch
5) Pull them out and sprinkle cinnamon over them – allow to cool and indulge sensibly
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EASY AND SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YUMMMMM!