Archive for September, 2011

Hello, friends, Jessica here.

You have been wondering where I have been.

Well, the short answer is – schoolworkschoolworkschoolworkwinewinewinesleepschoolwork

the longer answer is: I am hiding from this food blog because I have been eating like a weirdo, and I don’t want you (readers) to judge me.

Not that you are the judging type, friends, I am just treading in this territory where food, self-worth, lifestyle, diet, weight, health, science, and yes, cooking, are kind of colliding and I don’t know what end is what.

Color me food-confused.

But also, color me food-happy. In the past month or so, I have been eating a lot of tasty stuff, and I’ve been feeling really good – mentally and physically. I don’t feel like food and I are fighting. I don’t spend a lot of time stressing out over feeding myself. I have been well, no worries!

So a few months ago, I started reading up on what some call “The Paleo Diet.” You can Google that term all you want and find a million different justifications and explanations.

The basics are these:

+ Your body runs best on natural sources of protein and fat. Especially animal sources.

+ You body runs worst on grains and sugar. Especially processed grains and sugar.

This is a far cry from the kind of eating I’d been doing for the past 18 months, as a vegetarian, or for the rest of my life, as an American-eater who loves all things grain and all things sugar… and especially all the things that combinations of grain AND sugar.

But I decided to give it a try anyway.

Because I read some of this book. (Tim Ferriss comes off as quite consistently douchey throughout, but the diet theory is interesting)

Because while I was reading this book, some famous bloggers I think are smart ladies started talking about it and how much it improved their life.

Because what I was reading about Fats and Grains agreed with what other, non diet-espousing folks (read: Michael Pollan), say about Fats and Grains.

Because I was bored.

Because my body has been hanging onto 5-15 extra pounds that affect my pocketbook (I can’t afford a new wardrobe!) as well as my self-esteem.

Because I typically wake up every morning feeling exhausted, feel starving by 9:30 a.m., and want to crawl under my desk at around 3 p.m.

I just wanted to change something.

So I did.

And I will come back later this week to finish my thrilling tale.

But don’t expect it to be anything epic. I am only one silly person who has a silly diet and I’m just talking about the things that I eat, yo.

I’ve missed you!


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