Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hunter-Gatherer Diet Results

We survived!
We went without grains, sugar,
chemicals, preservatives, & monotrisurtablepshaekhra???

Today, I had ketchup on my hamburger.
Happy me.

Mr. LB gets a Blackberry-peach crisp
and homemade vanilla ice-cream.
(Never mind the bit that spilled on the counter.)
We did well at sticking to it.
It was most difficult when traveling or
attending any sort of event.
Everything served was either sugar
or preserved/processed.  Trying not
to be rude and still eat was a challenge.

I will preface this by saying that neither of us
is really 'over weight.'  
We could lose a couple pounds, but 
not more than 10-20 max.
Mr. LB lost 10-15 lbs. and actually had to
begin eating a little oatmeal in the mornings
after about 3 1/2 weeks.
He was loosing too much and
couldn't eat enough in a day to keep his energy up.
He did notice that his joints
were virtually painless even 
after a day of about 65 miles on a dirt-bike.

I lost about 8 lbs.  My energy was fine - 
or at least not drained.
He works a lot harder than I do.
What I noticed was that
I got tired of eating and not feeling
full or satisfied.

We will continue to move towards organic,
and unprocessed whenever possible.
As I become a better gardener and canner,
that might be easier:)
I have plenty to learn.
Mr. LB is going to continue to
keep grains to a minimum.

One of the things we missed most
was cheese - just regular chemical-laden cheddar (or colby-jack.)
Next, was just the completion of the dish-
like rice, pasta, or tortillas.
(Tacos without shells are really difficult to eat with your fingers.)
It's strange how we are trained to what the whole flavor is
or have preconceptions about a complete meal. 

We have been lucky in that our lettuce
is still going, cucumbers and tomatoes are coming on,
corn from friends, berries in the front yard,
and plums everywhere. 

It has been a worthy trial and
one that we will continue at times
and at other times just keep in mind as we eat
a taco with our hands:)

PS: I might make me lavender cookies before summer goes away.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Wow,
    I am so proud of you! kWay to go! I am going to have to look back at when you started and why you decided to do this...I have been too busy cleaning up floods in our room again....:P....
    I want to do something similar....I will let you know what it is when I remember what it is...K? K....
    I need to lose 100 pounds...Literally....and I don't mean that as emphasis, I mean LITERALLY!!!
    I am not sure that 120 would look so good on me at this age, but maybe just 90 pounds....130 or 80 pounds, 140 would be good for now...and then and later...yeah...I am really tired...i think I'll go make some blackberry crisp...or not!

  2. Amazing- I wish I had your dedication, I need to lose so much! I have an award for you at my place. http://movingontothepast.blogspot.com/2013/09/seven-things.html