Recently, having been paleo for about two years, my diet has, I might say, broken into pieces, or rather deconstructed in a sense, meaning: for dinner tonight I had oysters, almonds, a cucumber, a banana, and a couple pieces dark chocolate. I have an alligator meat sausage waiting for me for breakfast, which I'll cook and eat along with a small pumpkin, and I'll also have a cup of coffee with a bit of cream in it. On the one hand, I am intrigued with the novelty of my diet, but on the other hand, I have surely strayed far away from the SAD. Has anyone else become startled by their new food choices? Does anybody else feel like their food is, in a sense, choosing them?
I like this. For the first few months I ate the same meals day in and out. Not a bad thing at all, especially when your just learning best to keep it simple. But man is there a lot out there! I definitely feel like grains and legumes along with all the processed crap are what held me back from experimenting and enjoying a truly varied diet. That is why anytime I hear complaints about the "limits" of eating in this way I just chuckle. Its actually quite the opposite.
Yes! Trust me, on SAD I would not have Ooohh'd and Ahh'd over RUTABAGAS. :-)) Even more amazing, my 17-yr-old grandson is wild for rutabagas also. They leave potatoes, white or sweet, in the dust but I never heard of them until I started researching ancestral eating.
Water kefir has taken over my mornings. Until recently, my day had to start with coffee but now all I can think of is the kefir when I wake up. Today I drank a "kefir soda" that was pomegranate/blackberry. If more Americans knew about water kefir Coke would be out of business even if they didn't know it was a powerful probiotic. I'm actually becoming rather indifferent about the coffee even with cream and honey in it.
I have days like that where I seem to eat pretty random stuff instead of more "normal" meals, but I did that before switching to a paleo diet, too. Overall, I haven't really found that my food choices have changed that much since going paleo. I've started eating a lot more coconut products, more offal, and I drink kombucha. Other than that I can't really think of anything I am eating now that I wasn't eating before. I just replaced the grains with more fats and meats (I was already eating lots of fruits and veggies).
A food terrorist is what I am. At least that's the joke when folks comment on my society challenging meal timings and combinations.
Today it was a few comments on my breakfast of liver with onions, my own mirepoix, and potatoes. That happens to be my post-workout meal lately. Even more stares as I poured coconut cream onto the potatoes. In this case the combinations weren't so crazy, but the timing definitely pushed the limit for my London brethren.