tomatoes and peppers

A renewed change in diet

My clothes were getting tighter and tighter. I eventually braved the scales. I didn’t like what I saw. We were eating more and more takeaways and doing little or no exercise. No wonder the weight was piling on.

We decided to change our diets after the Buffer Retreat, which was early March.

Previously, I’ve done the low glycaemic load (GL) diet and Colin has done the paleo diet.

We were discussing what diet to follow. Colin asked if he could have sausages on the paleo diet. I told him he could not. He knew this, really. Cheese, he asked. Nope. It seemed he’d gone off the paleo diet. I recalled that determining how much of a food I could eat based on its GL was a faff. I had to keep referring to a chart all the time, and, ideally, weigh out my portions. We both needed something else, ideally the same diet: we did these different diets at the same time, which meant we were each cooking something different at the same time.

We both agreed that carbs are the evil and should be avoided as much as possible. We therefore cut out potatoes, grains, (refined) sugar and other such similar carbs. This means no bread, no rice, no crisps, no cakes, no pies, no chips, no pizza, no burgers. This is unfortunate, because these are some of our favourite foods.

What we do eat now is fish or meat with lots of vegetables, and fruit, usually stewed with a smidgeon of agave syrup and a dollop of cream. We don’t even have a cheat day. But we miss bread and cakes and all the rest. So I’ve started experimenting.

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