It is because of the fact that I could probably give Aretha Franklin a run for her money at a Vegas buffet that I try to maintain some semblance of health and restraint by eating a predominantly paleo diet. I say "predominantly" because, well, I eff up
I've done a couple paleo challenges before (some of you might refer to it as a Whole 30) and I always feel great following them. I'm specifically referring to how I feel in my clothes, but yeah, sure there's the whole mind-body-spirit nonsense too. But I've been through enough of these to know that they're tough to do on your own, which is why I wanted to to formally extend an invitation to the entire Cupcult to join in the CupcakesOMG! March Paleo Challenge with me!
Never done a Paleo Challenge before? Here's a quick summation:
- Strict paleo eating for 30 days
- No dairy of any kind (cheese, yogurt, milk, etc.)
- No sweetener/sugar of any kind (maple syrup, honey, agave, etc.)
- No grains of any kind (whole wheat, whole grain, or otherwise)
- No beans of any kind (including hummus, black beans, or soy beans/edamame)
- No soy. Period.
- No alcohol
- You should also probably work out in some way.
I won't lie to you--it's definitely gonna have an impact on your social life, but let's face it, if you're out of college, you probably should cool it on the binge drinking anyway.
You're probably asking yourself "So Melissa, this sounds pretty Les Mis. Why should I bother?" Great question, you! You should bother because I'm putting together a twice a week newsletter chock full of information, guidelines, recipes, and tips to keep you on track and motivated day by day.* It'll basically be like having me there to hold your hand the whole time. Except I would never hold your hand...too many germs, man.
Interested in signing up and receiving your own completely free CupcakesOMG! Paleo Challenge guide?? Leave me a comment with the email address where you'd like to receive correspondence and a reason why you're joining the challenge. I'll be sending out the first guide on Monday, March 5th, so get your grain, sugar, and alcohol-binging out of the way now!
*I am not a doctor, nor would I pretend to be one, despite my initials being "M.D." Any information here or otherwise provided by CupcakesOMG! is meant to be purely informational and entertaining and should not be misconstrued as medical advice or instruction. Please consult with your doctor before embarking on any diet or exercise regiment.