Another Stint of the Paleo Diet

19:23 Tue 31 Aug 2010
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Starting tomorrow, I’m going to go on the paleo diet again, in preparation for Tough Mudder. This time I’m going to cut down on dairy, although I’m not sure I’ll cut it entirely. I’m hoping to stick to the diet just as strictly as I did last time, although there’s no threat of 100 burpee pullups hanging over me.

I’m actually looking forward to being back on it. I’ve been looking forward to being back on it for a while, but that hasn’t made me start it earlier—or eat much better in the interim. But I’m hoping that it helps with my energy levels and with the endurance that the Tough Mudder will require. I’m also hoping it helps with recovery from injury, and I suspect that minimizing sugar will go some distance towards doing that.

There will be some awkward periods, I’m sure. It’s always harder when travelling, and I’m going to Portland for a weekend soon, a weekend that will probably be fairly tough to find paleo-friendly food on. I’ll have to plan well for that.

I have to get back into eating almonds. I like almonds, but previous paleo periods have made me somewhat sick of them as a snack food.

4 Responses to “Another Stint of the Paleo Diet”

  1. Zac Says:

    “although there’s no threat of 100 burpee pullups hanging over me”
    There is always the threat of a hundred burpees when Kat is around!

    A trip to Portland on a restricted diet? how sad :(

  2. garret Says:

    You can always hunt squirrels.

  3. garret Says:

    ….or twinkies, that is if they are in season.

  4. Tadhg Says:

    Zac: true about the threat, but given that I haven’t signed up for any challenge I’m less likely to report it if I cheat on the diet.

    The issue with the Portland trip isn’t going to be having to turn down good food while wandering around, but having to somehow find paleo-friendly food while in a bad-food environment—it’s a gamer bachelor party kind of thing and much of it will be spent at an MTG tournament.

    Garret: the real answer, clearly, is to train squirrels to hunt twinkies for me.

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