So, let me get this off my chest right now. I had a little honey and chocolate today, and a homemade donut hole from my mom. I made this recipe for The Hubbs because he was being crabby; he's been complaining about this since Monday, even though he agreed to it. I was planning to make it tomorrow, but I'm unpredictable like that, haha. He didn't like it, so I tasted it and really liked it. Like the recipe says, it's not a sugar candy cake. Within 15 minutes of eating it I felt like dog doo, my energy was zapped and I just felt blah. So, that's what 7 days with out will do!
Overall I'm thrilled with the results of this experiment and I may have changed my some people's minds about all the sugar we consume with out really knowing it. When we went to my parent's house today (where I ate aforementioned donut hole) my mom had gotten The Primal Blueprint from the library! We talked about the meals I made and how she could maybe modify what they're eating. I'm now making a much more concise meal plan to include only 1x a day where we eat flour and sugar (like a piece of toast for breakfast to go with our eggs, or a sandwich with lots of meat, etc). Protein is my golden key to staying level, no more roller coaster sugar spikes for me, thanks.
While The Hubbs really did complain a lot all week, I know it opened his eyes. His mom was just recently diagnosed as borderline Type 2 Diabetic. She is a wonderful woman and we all would hate to lose her. She has since lost 20lbs by curbing her carbs and eating healthy protein. The Hubbs has been quizzing her each time we see her about what she can and can't eat. He's soaking it up from her, which I'm happy about.
The cherry on top of this week is my weight loss, I lost 5lbs! I hope to continue this weight loss, especially as we're entering Spring and I can get out more. I want to thank all of you for following me along this week and for all of our comments and encouragement, it has meant a lot :)
What are you final thoughts about a Primal Diet? Are you interested in trying it? If you're a seasoned Primalist (I like to make up words) what words of advice can you share?