30 Days Paleo – A review

My wife and I have experimented with the Paleo diet for 30days and been surprisingly happy with it. Go read her summary!

So we did it! 30 days on the Paleo diet. For those that haven’t heard of Paleo, or the paleolithic diet, its also called the ‘caveman diet’ and basically consists of primarily eating what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. The premise being that our bodies cope better with that stuff, and our diet has changed dramatically while our genetics haven’t really. So no dairy, no grains and no processed or refined foods (especially no sugar!!), but lots of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts.  It’s relatively low carb (some people go very low carb with it, we didn’t), but should be fairly high in good fats.  Initially that was as far as we had planned, we said we’d do it for a month, mainly as a way to have a bit of a cleanse and for Matt to investigate how it helped with his running. But, (and this came as quite…

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Weight for it!

It’s been a little while since I blogged about anything, and I promise my Brighton marathon report will be up soon (short version is that I got a new personal best!). Today’s post is as a result of a photo my wife took of me after she complained my shorts were ridiculous and I need to get some new clothes. I compared it with a picture I took nearly 2 years ago just before I started running and the difference speaks for itself!

My total weight loss in that time has been 30lbs (2stone 2lb) or 14kg for those metric types, and my waist has gone from a 36″ to 32″. This has almost exclusively just been from running and in the past month some major diet changes that have shaved off the last 7lb (3kg).

The goal when I started running was to get more healthy, this amount of weight loss has been a happy result! I don’t need to lose much more now, but I’m absolutely going to keep on running.