We are officially one week into our Paleo Venture and it has been an exciting week. Carb cravings weren’t too bad but the sugar cravings were a little more noticeable. I have cut my caffeine as well. I learned some interesting things…
I thought with a reduced amount of caffeine intake I would be tired and sluggish… NOPE, full of energy. WIN
I didn’t know the difference between grass-fed Angus Beef or grass-fed “regular” Beef.. Main difference to me was Angus ground beef only had 1 Tbsp of fat when I made meatloaf and it didn’t shrink in the pan. I hate the grease from meat, I never know what to do with it. The Angus Beef was moist and had a smooth texture. WIN and WIN
Shopping the first couple times has been a long process because I have to read everything. I also notice just because a package meat says “organic” doesn’t mean it is grass-fed. Is there really a difference? Yes, after only 1 week of meal prep and cooking with grass-fed meats I have noticed they are all less fatty. The chicken breast was a bit on the dry side but that can be fixed next time by changing the preparation technique.
Over all I am happy to report that I feel better over all and have more energy than I did before the diet adjustments. My 2 year old will eat all the Kale Chips if I don’t give him his own bowl. We are off to a good start and it wasn’t that hard to do.