Through the Paleo diet/lifestyle and the Whole30 my family, friends and I are becoming healthier! We are getting to our healthy weights, moving more, sleeping better and have better energy. We are suffering fewer mild medical issues and are just overall feeling better every day!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days. We cook and enjoy a lot of great food that's both tasty and healthy. I hope you'll find some recipes here that you'll enjoy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Right & Wrong

DAY 2 Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I tried coconut milk in my smoothie this morning in place of my whole farm fresh moo milk.  YUCK!  It tastes like coconutL.  I will finish the half gallon because I paid for it, but I will try Almond milk next.
Things I feel I am doing right:
·         Drinking at least 8 cups of water a day (I fill my jug up at work in the morning and finish it before I leave for the day).  I also try to drink a cup or two of filtered water first thing in the morning.
·         Avoiding sugary foods and artificial sweeteners
·         Getting more fiber
·         Buying grass-fed beef (yum!)
·         Using coconut oil
·         Using My Fitness Pal to track everything that I eat & drink (I highly recommend some sort of “food diary” for anyone who wants to make healthy changes!)
·         Trying new foods
·         Avoiding processed foods (although I still have a ways to go on this)
Things I still need to work on:
·         Omitting grains all together.  I still “cheat” and occasionally have a wrap or whole grain pasta.  I want to go grain-free for 30 days, but I think I need to experiment with making my own grain-free sauces, seasonings and marinades first.  I want to be totally prepared so that I don’t “cheat”. 
·         Omitting (or reducing) dairy
·         Buying ORGANIC coconut oil
·         Buy cage free chicken & eggs
·         Eating more veggies
·         Educating myself.  I need to finish reading the 30 Day Total Transformation and read other material as well.
·         Omitting processed foods altogether.
·         Finding, buying and eating more organic food (being able to pronounce and understand EVERY ingredient on the label of my peanut butter, for example)
*I tried guacamole today at lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!  J


  1. I was reading about your quest for milk lol. I use Horizon organic skim milk. It's delicious and even my husband uses it! It doesn't taste watered down like skim milk in a jug, and because it's enclosed in a container that doesn't let light in, the expiration date is usually over a month long!

  2. Oh wow! I have used the whole milk or 2% from Rock Springs Dairy for almost as long as we have lived here! I usually only put it in my coffee and now my smoothies. I am experimenting with non-dairy, but might go back to moo in the end. Who knows?! Won't know if I don't try it! :) I will give the Horizon organic a shot too! Thanks Billie!