Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Don't I wish.
We started a pretty basic diet this week. The diet came from two things: feeling for a while that we really need to get our health/eating under control and a conversation Nathan had with our good friend, who's also a personal trainer and triathlete(!), Jeremiah.
(Ironically, Jeremiah jotted the notes for the diet on the back of a beer coaster from The Flying Saucer.)
Anyway, Nathan is calling it the Caveman Diet or the Hunter-Gatherer Diet. I jokingly asked if it was also known as the Paleolithic Diet.
But, you guys, it IS called that. Last night we got to eat steak, asparagus and greens, so it tasted more like a date night on the town than a diet.
This being the Caveman Diet and all, it stands to reason that I'll look like Raquel Welch in a matter of weeks, right?
One thing I know for sure. If the substitutions are just as or more delicious than what I was eating before, I can SO deal with it. i.e. I've been making yummy iced tea like crazy, and drinking it in place of soda. Tonight I'm going to make some earl grey iced tea infused with lavender, inspired by the tea I had weeks ago at Somnio's Cafe that I still can't stop thinking about.
I can already tell that the biggest challenge of the diet for me will be cutting out sweets, breads, and most dairy. Will I survive? Time will tell, my friends. Time will tell.