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:
- some fish*
- rice (mostly brown)
- non-cow dairy like goat cheese
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.