Monday, 11 March 2013

A Whole New World

A whole new world 

A new fantastic point of view 

No one to tell us no 
Or where to go 
Or say we're only dreaming 

A whole new world 

A dazzling place I never knew 

But when I'm way up here 
It's crystal clear 
That now I'm in a whole new world with you 

A Whole New World....

As mentioned super briefly - I have Quit Sugar.

In an Aladdin-esque type way, allow me to introduce you to my new way of life.

The Paleo Way.

A Paleo approach was recommended by my naturopath, and before you get all judgey let me stop you right there!

I am doing this for my health.

As a cupcake baker, this has been a significant shock to my system, but entirely necessary as I realised my high-stress, high-sugar lifestyle was making me sick.

Yes (on occasion) I will still bake cupcakes full of sugar and covered in delicious frosting.

BUT I am also exploring new healthier alternatives, and surprisingly there are many of exciting new recipes for me to try.

I don't want to go too much into the WHY I'm choosing to embark on this particular journey.. because, well it's exactly that - My choice.

But I do want to include this visual. Because I like the idea of getting all my ducks in a row.

Line Up Paleo Ducks!

It is time for me to take control of my life and I choose to do that by incorporating a Paleo diet and being more mindful of other aspects of my life including stress and sleep. Trust me - I have too much of one; and not enough of the other. It is time to find a balance.

As with all diets/lifestyles - there are varying degrees to which they can be applied. I am doing this my way.
This includes adopting a no wheat/grains/legumes/soy approach and also limits dairy.

oh... and that whole no sugar thing.

[Fruit doesn't count as a sugar. It is natural, therefore totally permitted.]

I have enjoyed researching other blogs on this topic and will reference these going forward.

I have also bought some new cookbooks including Sarah Wilson's 'I Quit Sugar' book (not specifically paleo, but very informative and a good starting point, I think).

Anyway - whether you're on board with me or not, THIS IS IT.

I came to a fork in the road and I'm going RIGHT. It's OK if you don't want to join me. It will be just like quitting sugar - I will miss you at first, but after a while I will feel stronger and the withdrawals will be gone.......


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