Checking In

February 5, 2012 § 3 Comments

Hi ya.

Just checking in with an update.

We completed our 30 day Paleo challenge this week and right away we went for processed bread…seems to be the thing we all missed the most. However, we also felt the consequence of gorging on something we haven’t had in over a month and each of us has suffered from bloating, stomach aches and feeling tired and listless.

A case of too much too soon.  Overall though, we enjoy this new way of eating and haven’t simply reverted to our old habits. The positives are having more energy, losing inches if not pounds and getting rid of a lot of the negative inner dialogue that goes along with eating and feeding yourself and your family foods that you know aren’t good for you.

One of the downsides is the cost of eating Paleo, which I think is ironic. Cavemen didn’t have grocery bills. The reality is though that we spent 50% more on our monthly grocery bill for January.  Our average is $500 a month, and we spent $768 during the challenge.

A 1lb bag of almond flour cost us $9.49 ON SALE.
A 500 ml can of pure maple syrop cost us $9.99
4 Cans of coconut milk – $4.99 ea
2 Bags Raw whole almonds – $8.99 ea
A 1lb bag of frozen blueberries – $10.00

That’s not including the fresh fruit, the meats, the veggies and the greens. Yes, it’s all amazing and it tastes awesome…but it doesn’t come cheap. It certainly is a drawback.

This month the focus is on maintaining the diet and incorporating exercise…for me. Hubby and Daughter are way ahead of me there.  They’ve already set themselves are regular routine and are enjoying it. I’m a little slower to get on board.

There’s always tomorrow.  😛

§ 3 Responses to Checking In

  • Shady Lady says:

    Shop around for bargains, Sheri! I don’t know what the options are up in Canada, but I’ve found lots of deals online. Amazon subscribe & save as well as other online companies. Look around, you may just find a deal!

    I’ve also found that since I’ve started eating real food, I save money by not buying processed foods and eating more fat and protein, I get fuller faster and don’t eat as much as I used to.

    Just some thoughts from the Primal chick… 😉

  • Sheri says:

    Thanks Shady. It’s a little hard to tell exactly why we spent so much, other than the obvious, I guess it’s one of those things we’ll tweak as we go along.

  • Cate says:

    Good on you girl. We have the same problem in NZ (where all food is expensive) – the healthier choices seem to be the more costly too.

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