It’s hard being Paleo in college. Some would probably wonder: Why? You’ve got access to dining halls that have plenty of fresh vegetables daily! You’ve got food in abundance that you’ve already paid for, don’t have to shop for every week, and don’t even have to prepare for yourself!
A little while ago, I told you that I was attempting the 21DSD. I feel that it is my obligation to update you on my experiences with it, since they didn’t go so well.
On the 21DSD, I made it to … probably day 7. I wrote everything down. I was pretty good about sticking to my resolution. I definitely experienced cravings, and I ate dark chocolate whenever I would permit myself. But my health started to decline — pretty rapidly, too.
Lately, I’ve been talking to people about supplements. I don’t mean just friends or colleagues — I mean nutritionists and health care analysts. And there are probably some things you should know.
I can play the hate game with my skin. I used to have gorgeous skin. In the 8th grade, or around the time I turned 13, I went on the Atkins diet. I had some minor acne on my forehead, but luckily, I pull off bangs. I had no pimples on my cheeks and I had some black heads on my nose.
For those of us with acne, the above situation sounds pretty ideal compared to our later stages.
What is it about carbs that freaks people out? I just had a friend ask me that if it’s all about numbers, why does it matter if the carb numbers come from beer or fruit? I’m going to try to answer this question to the best of my ability with my limited knowledge and my experiences from the summer. So let’s take this thing one step at a time.
Carbs. What they do.
Carbs are really interesting because we don’t need them in surplus – in the way we get them (we don’t need too much at all, really). Our paleo ancestors got carbs when they were available. They had less-sweet fruits when seasonal, some vegetables when they were available, and they had a bunch of meat when they could get it. But they coveted fats because that’s where the energy is.
Hi there! It’s been about a week since my last post about good reads for a healthy body. Thank you for such a wonderful response! I’m glad to help whenever I can.
In continuing my theme of wanting a healthy journey this summer, I had to be honest with myself about a few different things. Does this ever happen to you? You think things are going really well, and it’s not until you’re deep into something that you realize it wasn’t working out.