Friday, August 17, 2012

30 Day Paleo Challenge: Completed!

I did it! I finished the 30 Day Paleo Challenge that my dad's work had us do. I have to say, it wasn't easy, especially the first week when all I was eating was plain salads and craving a double chocolate brownie. Luckily, with the support of my family, boyfriend, the Challenge group, and a few inspired recipes, I got through it and I'm so glad that I did. I feel so good! So much energy and the best part is that I don't really crave sugar anymore...well, I still want that brownie but the thought of what the sugar does to my body and insulin levels veer me away.
Yesterday was the last day of the challenge so today my mom and I headed over to my dad's work for a end-of-the-challenge Paleo Potluck. There was so much delicious food and everyone looked so good! Everyone saw results and most (including myself) plan on continuing with this lifestyle.
So just to break it down, for 30 days I didn't have any: sugar, carbs (breads, pastas, rice, noodles...omg I miss noodles!), or dairy (cheese, milk, etc.).
I did eat a lot of: veggies, fruit (that had lower levels of sugar), meat (BACON), and eggs.

Here are my results:
(In 30 days)
Weight:   -4.6 lbs.
Bust:      +1/4 inches
Chest:    + 3/4 inches
Waist:     -1 inch
Hips:      -1.5 inches
Thigh:    -3/4 inches

I'm so excited for these results. I've been trying to get into shape all year and while saw some results, I knew that I wasn't eating as clean as I should or could. My weight would fluctuate and my body just did not feel good. This challenge was just the jump start that I needed in order to be successful.
Above are pictures of some of the foods I ate. They are all paleo friendly (yes, even that ice cream!) and tasty!
I can't wait to see more results in the future!

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