But what DO you eat?

On Wednesday I decided to go back on the vegetarian pseudo-paleo diet that I switched to last summer, which I was derailed from due in equal parts to stress and loving cookies. But I am the fattest I’ve ever been without also being pregnant and I have no energy and I’m depressed and anxious, so something had to change.

Since Thursday I have had approximately eight million people ask me what I am eating if I’ve stopped eating wheat, dairy, sugar, and beans (including soy).

So here’s the answer, in easy list form:

  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • eggs
  • nuts
  • some fish*
  • rice (mostly brown)
  • quinoa
  • corn
  • non-cow dairy like goat cheese
  • yogurt**

I have not cut out potatoes or sweet potatoes (some people do). And I’m allowed to have treats or cheats or whatever you want to call it about once a week. This morning we had brunch with friends and I had a scone and an empenada. It was delicious.

The other question is “Why?” and the answer is that the foods I’ve stopped eating are hard to digest (maybe for the reasons stated by the paleo movement and maybe not, I don’t know) and I feel like crap when I eat them. Not eating them helps me to lose weight, have more energy, and not feel crappy. Win!

*which makes this pescitarian pseudo-paleo, I guess.
**I don’t have trouble digesting yogurt like I do other dairy products, and it’s super-good for you.

3 thoughts on “But what DO you eat?

  1. jessica

    June 10, 2012 at 5:52pm

    Ugh, my body hates soy. I think it hates it worse than gluten. I’ve never read up on Paleo but I’m back to rabbit food, which basically includes everything on your list. Now I just need everything in my garden to ripen so I don’t go broke at the farmer’s market.

  2. bonnie

    June 11, 2012 at 8:37am

    I, for one, am loving your new dietary habits because of the food you’re pinning lately. We’re cutting out SO MUCH FOOD soon, and the pins are helpful.

    Also, less selfishly, I’m glad you feel better this way. :)

  3. CosmicAvatar

    June 23, 2012 at 11:52am

    I’m glad it’s making you feel better. If it works for you, it’s all good.

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