Monday, August 6, 2012

Mamavation Monday: Baby Steppin’

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My diet hasn’t been the greatest lately and it’s starting to show.  In my body, my skin, my hair and in my energy level.  It’s amazing how much the foods we choose affect our overall being.  So, last week I started looking into a 30 day paleo challenge and, honestly, it overwhelmed me.  I’ve never done any sort of elimination diet and I’ve never had any dietary restrictions.  I really like the idea of the paleo diet though. So, instead of going full blown paleo, I decided to make some small changes in my diet.  I looked at the parts of the diet that didn’t seem overwhelming to me.  For example, I’ve started using unsweetened almond milk in my coffee instead of milk and sugar.  For breakfast, I’m taking the time to make myself some eggs with cut up fruit or avocado instead of just grabbing a bowl of milk & cereal.  I grabbed some chicken to grill so I can throw it into a spinach salad for lunch instead of eating PB&J with the kids!

So, we’ll see how this goes! I need to up my water intake as well.  Sometimes I just forget to drink water and I start feeling dehydrated.

This post is sponsored and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.

17 comments:

  1. I totally know what you mean. I would love to do Paleo but I am scared lol. Awesome job though planning out small but effective steps!! I am better about my h2o intake but it could seriously be a lot better. I shouldn't be only quickly getting in a large nalgene bottle during/after zumba or a run. I try to make one when I get up in the mornings but then something or someone distracts me and I forget about it.

    Have a great week!!

    -Rach

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  2. Water is a difficult one for me - just keep forgetting. Good luck on making this week count

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  3. Super awesome idea to make small changes to your diet! I've looked into paleo as well, but it seemed a little overwhelming to just jump into. Eager to hear how these changes help you! :)

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  4. I think the smaller changes can create a greater effect, actually. So, good job on finding some ways to be healthier. I think those eggs will help anyway with energy through the day. I am a cereal girl, but when I choose eggs and something more filling, I find my day actually goes better! :)

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  5. I have heard great things about paleo.. haven't tried it yet but know a few who have. You can do it.... Have a great week.

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  6. My husband is doing something paleo-esque right now as part of an elimination diet. He is about to reintroduce a food tomorrow. It has been a long month preparing him though. Good luck with your road and have patience as you restrict more.

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  7. Sounds great! Every little change will mount up and to make a BIG change! Can't wait to see the progress!

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  8. Good luck this week, it's hard to change what we've known and done in the past!

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