Eat Food, Not Product

A place for me to ramble about Paleo and post my progress.

Jul 7

25 days 0 hours 10 minutes 31 seconds

I move to Colorado in 25 days. Up until this point and for a brief summer in China, I’ve spent my entire life in Missouri. I’ve grown to find my home state to be a bigoted, angry place that is growing slowly in the most corporately-driven way possible. Throw in a hopeless racial dissonance and inhuman weather and I’m fairly done with the whole place. 

I spent the holiday weekend eating terrible food and feeling fairly crummy that I’d be spending a week without my fiance. We finished our Whole30 and felt amazing doing it, so we hope that this weekend didn’t just demolish that.

Hoping that the food culture in Boulder and living with other Paleo friends will help us get back on track. The change of scenery can’t come soon enough. 


Jun 25

Jun 5

Whole30 day 5 (part 1?)

Me and hotasshalfrican are now on day 5 of our couple’s Whole30. We’ve been absolutely solid, with the minor exception of using blue cheese in some kale. 

This is coming after a year or so of being very lazy and loosely adhering to a primal-ish diet. So how am I feeling so far?

This Whole30 I’ve chosen to give up caffeine. The first two days were non-stop migraine, but I’m feeling incredibly alert and awake at all times now. I do miss coffee a lot though (I am a barista, by choice rather than financial necessity) and I’ll probably go back to having a cup a day for the taste, but I’ve definitely learned how much my caffeine addiction was hurting me. 

This is also my first time virtually forgoing all diary. Did you know that you’re supposed to be able to breathe through both nostrils at once? That is an entirely knew experience for me. 

Pictures coming soon if we feel especially brave. 


May 14

amaditalks:

buffy-sainte-marie:

Buffy breast feeds Cody on Sesame Street (x)

This was 1976. Big Bird understood and was wholly accepting and empathetic toward Buffy breastfeeding in public, and Big Bird is meant to be the equivalent of a preschool aged child, but every single day on social media, adults exclaim disgust toward breastfeeding in public and misogyny at the parents who do so. People, you’re less evolved than Big Bird was 38 years ago. Grow the hell up.

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Jun 30
And my booch is now bottled. It’s torture waiting the two days for it to carbonate. 

And my booch is now bottled. It’s torture waiting the two days for it to carbonate. 


My first batch of kimchi is now packed and about to sleep in the cabinet for two days. 
Now to go bottle my kombucha. 

My first batch of kimchi is now packed and about to sleep in the cabinet for two days. 

Now to go bottle my kombucha. 


I have no regrets.

Whenever I bake a batch of chicken thighs, I eat all of the skins when they’re fresh out of the oven. 

They are good. 


Jun 25

blissmanifesto:

Ksenia Dedyukhina The winner Cup of Russia 2012 in snatch 24 kg kettlebell (by RussianKettlebells)

God her technique! So smooth and relaxed with the damn 53 lbs. And I hope everyone is properly disgusted by how all this heavy weight has made her so bulky. I mean, really.

This is a machine made of lady and bear strength. God, yes. 

Also, I’m still alive guys. My unemployment didn’t last as long as I had thought [hoped?].


May 26

Eggs are great because they’re a food that comes with their own sauce. 


May 3

So I shaved my beard off for the first time in 50 lbs…

I have a cleft chin. I never knew that. Never once. 


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