Since going paleo I have started Oil pulling for my teeth, taking colder showers with big bursts of freezing at the end, wearing 5fingers everywhere, and stopped using all of the toxic beauty products that have parabens, pthalates, petrochemicals, ect. I also started wearing gloves at work, since I am a florist, I was concerned about residual pesticide exposure. As far as food goes, I stopped eating canned food and switched all of my food storage from plastic to glass. What have I overlooked? What do you do now that is different in your life besides just better eating habits?
I make my own toothpaste and alternate between coconut oil and a castor oil/almond oil mix for moisturizers. We no longer use commercial sun screens and I ditched non-stick pans in favor of stainless steel and cast iron. I cook more and healthier meals and take my lunch to work. Lately I haven't needed a mid-day meal, just bulletproof coffee in the morning and supper with the family in the later afternoon or early evening. My house cleaning habits have changed drastically. I actually clean up on a daily basis now instead of having to spend 48 hours cleaning before we had people over. I'm still not Susie Homemaker, but now I'm not embarrassed if someone drops in. I don't know if it is a mindset change or if I have more energy now, but it's working!
This has been a lifestyle overhaul for my household and we are enjoying every minute of it!
Getting enough sleep, mainly. I did 5 hours a night for years; now I'm really making it a priority and getting 7-8. Also, I switched long-distance running for weightlifting and sprinting.
Good question. Here's the changes I've incorporated into my life besides just paleo/primal way of eating:
I find my entire way of thinking has changed. It's constantly evolving though the longer I decide to live this way. I'm confident this is the best way for me to live.
I've focused on getting myself off the food grid as much as possible. I now have a pretty substantial backyard garden and I hunt and fish whenever I can. The learning curve is very steep but I've been amazed at how much food you can produce through your own effort. I've been trying to train my foraging skills as well. Once you can identify it you start seeing purslane and edible seaweeds everywhere.
Besides my diet, body composition, blood pressure, and lipid profile, the only other major thing would be my exercise habits. But those haven't changed dramatically. I sprint more and do slower cardio less.
Love this question. I started crossfit/strength training, butI haven't given up running simply because I enjoy it. (I have started running in VFFs.) I make sleep a priority now, getting 8-9 hours a night. I've also eliminated all grains from my dogs diet.
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