just read Primal Blueprint
Well, I didn't read the whole thing. I kinda skipped over the exercise part. I get a bit anal retentive and crazy about exercising correctly and enough, so I just skipped that part and figure I'll exercise when I can and how I see fit for my lifestyle. Anyway, I really liked the book, and it sort of re-affirms how I feel about the diet that I feel best eating. The one thing I'm going to have a hard time with is getting rid of the sugar. I know once it's gone, I won't crave it, but it's going to be hard, because I live with a diabetic sugar addict. He's type 1 diabetes, so he feels like he should be able to eat sugar since he has his insulin pump..no worries! (ha). Anyway, I'm not going to try and change him. I've been with him 8 years and he's actually gotten alot better about food than he used to be suprisingly, that and he's as stubborn as a mule when it comes to food! The things that we usually keep in the house that I will have a hard time staying away from is bagged corn chips, and ice cream. Those are staples for him, but an occasional indulgence for me. Nothing says a snack to me like a bowl of chips and jacks salsa. Any tips on feeding myself and our 16 month old mainly primal, while still catering to my husbands carb-need? I'm mainly concerned about dinner, since my hubby eats muffins and egg burritos that I prep ahead and freeze for him for breakfast, and I pack his lunch (usually leftovers, but sometimes a sandwich. I try and do leftovers when possible). Since I'm now a SAHM, we've really cut back on the processed food because for one thing it's more expensive, and I have more time to prepare foods from scratch, eliminating the need for convenience foods, so really we're already eating healthier.
Staples that I usually keep on hand:
Frozen organic blueberries
Frozen organic corn
Fresh organic strawberries(right now, since they're in season)
local CSA share of produce 2x month
Org. potatoes, carrots and summer squash since they're all good fillers
Meat of some sort (chicken, beef, fish)
I just tried canned sardines for the first time today and was pleased with how much I liked them, so yay!) Oh, and the kiddo liked them too
juice for DH(immediate sugar for those low blood sugar times)
I have beef fat that needs to be rendered into tallow..suggestions?
Trying to keep nuts on hand. I tend not to buy them because they're expensive, but I'm trying.
Still have to include my husband's diet soda, which I will only buy on sale ($2-$2.50/12 pack). He drinks about 3/day, so that adds up. He's eliminated A lot from his diet over the years because of me, and this is one thing that he just wont give up. I've let it go
Organic if possible tortilla chips
occasionally cereal for DH. I only buy it when he reminds me that we are out. Sometimes he'll go weeks without it.
I think it will be easy to be primal at dinner for me, but I am going to have to eliminate some meals completely b/c of the no grain thing. I am a pasta girl, so I liked to make casseroles
GF of course though because I'm gluten intolerant. Anyway, and tips or advice would be appreciated! I'm sure I'll actually save money eating this way because I probably wont eat as much