Pale-no or my theory of evolution

I’m giving up and throwing in the towel on my Paleo challenge this month. After 7 days of not being fully committed to it– Friday morning’s hangover quenched with a piece of toast, a few breadsticks and dip on Saturday and a few treats at Ladies Lunch yesterday which were definitely not paleo plus my birthday on Wednesday, I think it’s time to stop lying to myself and stop the paleo madness now.

If I’m honest, I do better with challenges that cut something out ie no dairy rather than a list of foods to eat or not eat. Paleo is complicated and I already have enough wedding related decisions filling my head- deciding whether a caveman could have eaten sausages is just a little bit more mentally taxing than I thought it would be. So I’m tapping out of paleo and letting myself off the hook.

No, it doesn’t mean I’m going to go nuts on cakes and ice cream and chips and cookies- the wedding is 4 months and 2 days away! It does mean that I’m going to practice mindful and healthy eating and moderation. I’m going to try to eat lots of veggies and fruits and dairy and pasta and everything- in moderation.

So instead of paleo, I’m going to say yes to eating smart things and being happy with what I put into my body. Some may call it failure, I choose to call it evolution.

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