- Lost 10 lbs without really trying. (total - 55 lbs lost)
- Lost a full 3 inches around my waist. (total - 8.5 inches) (Of course, this means all the pants I bought in December now hang off of me. Thankfully, a friend has offered to take them in for me.)
- Brought my blood pressure down to an all-time low - I'm now in the "high normal" range. It took two medications to get it down to that range in my pre-Paleo year. WOOHOO!
- Seriously kicked my addition to coffee. I now drink hot green tea, which is a lot less caffeine than what I used to drink.
Meal Planning -
I came to a surprising realization a couple weeks ago - my body is most happy when I eat 2 large meals a day.
I discovered this during a string of super-busy-days where I somehow forgot to eat lunch. (Yeah, I know.... I forgot to eat lunch. HA! Now that's busy!) The funny thing is...I didn't get hungry until almost 4 PM and my energy didn't slump at all. I actually felt good!
As an experiment, I decided to continue with that schedule, upping my breakfast a little to compensate for missing a meal. The experiment worked out so well, I've just continued eating that way ever since. Now, I eat breakfast around 8 AM (4 eggs, 3 sausage links, fruit) and dinner around 5 PM (protein, veggie, carb), with a piece of fruit around 11 PM as a bedtime snack. I still have good energy all day long and I sure save time not having to mess with lunch prep.
(And before anyone asks, yes, my kids still eat 3 square meals with a snack in between lunch and dinner. This just affected my eating schedule.)