Saturday, February 12, 2011
We're going flour and sugar free
I'm anxious for Monday to get here. Wait, that sounds bad. I'm nervous and excited for Monday because our little family of 4 will be embarking on a no flour, no sugar diet for 7 days. Also known as a primal diet, it is free from flour and little to no sugar. We're a mix between a traditional foods diet and primal, currently.
I got turned on to going primal by a new friend, who has been doing TF for about 5 years. She said she still loves to bake and does so with gluten-free flours and raw honey and other healthy, nutritious ingredients.
Essentially, eating primal is like Atkins, only better for your health, the animals and the environment. The animals that we eat should be fed what God intended for them to eat. Cows don't eat grains, pigs don't eat poo, and chickens don't eat feed made from chickens. Sadly, this is what our conventional food system is like today. Try to find grass-fed beef, pastured pigs or free-range chickens in the store, it's virtually impossible. Unless, of course you visit a small health food store with a good butcher. We however, can't afford to pay $6/lb for grass-fed beef at the health food store; we bought our last beef from my aunt. It's the most wonderful beef I've ever eaten. We're almost out and will be now purchasing from a friend of my dad's and this time we're getting a 1/4 of a beef.
I could go on and on about this diet, but seeing as this week I've already lost 3lbs by dramatically limiting my sugar and gluten (in preparation for Monday), I can tell you that I feel better and hope to keep losing :) The point of this 7 day "detox" is to see how much better we feel on Sunday. My hubby has never slept well and I've read numerous times that going primal has solved many sleep issues. We're also moody when we eat crap...like many of you out there, right??? I'll be sure to keep you up to date and later this week I'll be posting a whole bunch of links to my favorite primal websites and blogs.
Does anyone else follow a primal or traditional foods diet?