WWCFCCE?: From KD herself!
WHAT WOULD CFCC EAT? is a regular feature of CFCC’s blog that allows the rest of the gym to get an idea of how every day folks do what seems impossible to most. Today’s featured guest is none other than KD. Many of you are familiar with KD and Liz as the original CFCC hardcore couple. They love good food but also like having lives. KD has actually just finished a full month of paleo!
If you’d like to be featured simply shoot me an email (erinleedavidson at gmail) with PALEO in the subject line.
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1. How do you do paleo? What do you allow yourself to eat? Most everyone knows meat, vegetables, some fruit, little starch, nuts and seeds, no dairy and no sugar… but what are your exceptions when you cook?
I’m good with butter or some other taboo substance if it makes something overall good for me. I make my beef jerky with gluten-free soy sauce. The elk stir fry is made with pastured butter. And when I go over to someone’s house for dinner, if it doesn’t LOOK not Paleo, I don’t ask clarifying questions. For my 30-day challenge, I’m doing no alcohol.
2. Give us an example of what you eat in one day. Provide a picture if possible.
My meals for one school day. Pictured: Roasted chicken with kale and bacon ends; kiwi; elk stir fry with broccoli, peppers and onions and cauliflower “rice”; carrots; half an avocado with salt. Not pictured: Coffee; homemade beef jerky; homemade roasted nuts. Dinner would be similar to lunch with several cups of tea and cans of club soda.
3. Is this your first time doing “Paleo” and how long do you plan to be doing this?
I have experimented with it before, but this January is the first time I’ve done it “strict”. I started a 30-day challenge on New Year’s Day.
4. What do you like about doing “Paleo”?
I feel so, so awesome. I never noticed this before, but almost every time you ask someone how they are, they say, “Tired”. Pay attention to this–that’s not right! I’m not tired all the time anymore. I feel like an animal. Which is what I am.
5. What do you not like?
Not drinking is number one. No pizza is number two.
6. What one piece of advice would you give to anyone else doing this?
This is opposite advice from what Tony gave, but mine is, be patient with yourself. It took me a long, long time to be able to get to a place where I could do strict Paleo. When I met Liz, I thought putting a can of tuna into my Kraft Mac and Cheese was like major health food. The only green thing I ate was mint chip ice cream. Meanwhile, she had been vegan for ten years. So we’ve evolved a LOT in terms of how we eat. Eating this way, at least for us, involves a lot of planning, cooking, and dishwashing–that’s much more of an issue than the money, I don’t notice we spend more money on food. So a lot of people will say, throw all your bad food away and just do it, but for me, it’s been a long process, and I feel okay about that.