Hello, it’s been awhile.
Sorry for the extended time away, where to begin? Things have been up in the air lately and I had to take some time off of blogging to focus on school and for some time, I was training for a competition. The competition has been put on hold….again….indefinitely…..
Competing and training to compete in a figure competition is all-consuming and it just isn’t healthy. Some girls rebound, badly and I was starting to see that I might be one of those girls, so competing went out the door all together. This way, I am able to have a healthy relationship with food, can train the way I want (goodbye HIIT and treadmills, hello bar bell complexes) and can stop being a cranky pants with the kiddos.
So, if you have been following Fresh Nutrition’s facebook page you will notice that I have completely done a 180 in the food department. No longer am I vegetarian, but I am now eating primal/paleo and I am much better for it. Bye-bye brain fog and hair falling out, I knew I was in for it when my school tutor said, “why do you want to go crazy, literally, and eat vegetarian? Eat meat and stay sane.” She meant this literally, as veg*ns tend to be deficient in B12 and essential amino acids like tryptophan and tyrosine, which are the “happy” amino acids and vitamins. She implored me to at least eat butter, but I now eat lots of grass-fed meat, plenty of happy fats like butter, coconut oil and lard and lots of veggies. The result is a strong, relatively lean me. For those of you who need a macro-breakdown, I have no idea what it is, as I no longer weigh and measure food…..suckas. I can tell you that my diet is high fat, moderate protein, low carb and as long as I keep the coconut flowing, I have lots of energy.
Did I mention that I stay pretty lean? Yep, don’t even really have to try. Got to love a primal diet.
So, with all that said, stay tuned as I tell you why not to eat soy, wheat and corn and why to eat steak, bacon and coconut.
Have a fresh day!