About 6 months ago, I was pretty anti-paleo diet because I would work out everyday in a “cross fit” fashion, always mixing up my workouts, getting high intensity cardio with strength training, and I got a bangin’ body with a near six pack. I would eat bread, carbs, and not really watch what I ate. I let myself go for a little bit regarding my workouts and I upped the sugar and carbs in my diet — gained some weight, surprise. For the past month, I’ve gotten myself back on track with my fitness. I have become Bodypump certified (one hour barbell strength workout class), attended a 3 day fitness conference, and I try to workout every day.
About 3 weeks ago at this point, I decided to eat more protein based, low carb foods. I still feel ravenously hungry at some points, but the transformation that has occurred is a little strange. I will feel hungry and make an egg white, spinach, mushroom, onion concoction of some sort. Probably about 100 calories at most. I will feel instantly full — but not like I just ate a huge sandwich. A light, airy fullness that allows me to perform better in my workouts, jump higher, run faster, etc.
And on top of it, my body is getting back in tip top shape! We will see if this works for the long run!