Back to back posts?! Insanity. I know you missed these recipes though!
I feel like I should clarify where my post from yesterday came from, because it was a little intense. I have mentioned before that I am not a nutritionist. I am not a Crossfit certified trainer. My degree is in public relations and I work for an alcohol distributor. My life does not revolve around fitness or nutrition. I am just someone who found Crossfit addicting and the paleo diet to be something that worked for me and my lifestyle. I have never claimed that paleo is the end all be all way of eating. For many people (myself included) it is just a loose guideline to follow. In fact, almost everyone that I am friends with who has asked me for a recipe is not paleo at all, they just want a new recipe to try. My kale chips might be served alongside a very non-paleo lasagna. I don’t really care. My goal isn’t to convert anyone to eating paleo. It’s to help make it easier on anyone who is trying to eat paleo, and share recipes with anyone else who might just be looking for a new way to make chicken salad. Continue reading
I haven’t posted in weeks. I could list about 40 reasons why and apologize, but basically it’s just because I didn’t feel the desire. And I’m not really that sorry about it. I have a lot of other shit going on in my life, and I have just been focusing elsewhere.
The last month or so, for some reason, I have noticed a heightened pressure/discussion/dissection/whatever you want to call it about diets, dieting, gluten-free and paleo. I actually get pretty pissed off seeing numerous “friends” (I am using that term very loosely here and I mean it in the Facebook sense of the word) of mine post an article on Facebook about how gluten-free diets are crap. Maybe unless you have celiac disease, avoiding gluten does nothing for you. Maybe people who claim they have a gluten sensitivity are full of it. Or maybe not. But that’s not what bothers me. What bothers me is why the hell these people care about what someone else is or isn’t eating. Continue reading
I know I have shared my thoughts on paleo desserts before, but since I actually took the time to make 3 different ones last weekend, I figured I should dedicate a whole post to them.
I’m not going to lie to you: I am not a fan of “paleo desserts.” Mainly because I find that phrase to be an oxymoron. I think that using something like coconut sugar or coconut milk rather than table sugar or regular milk in order to call something paleo is kind of a cop out. At the end of the day, sugar is sugar. Coconut sugar is minimally better for you than white sugar, but really not by much (depending which source you decide to trust). At the end of the day, you really shouldn’t be consuming either. Both Juli Baur (paleomg) and Alanna (planksloveandguacamole) – where I got my dessert recipes from- have made that point though. “Paleo desserts” are still desserts and therefore should be eaten in moderation. Just because they are “paleo,” that doesn’t mean that you can (or should) consume an entire plate of them. Continue reading