I don’t think it was a coincidence that the very day my father commited to beginning a Primal lifestyle, I received an email letting me know that the 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge was starting!
Ironic? Dad and I chose to think of it as a sign from above. This was meant to be. Because of that, Jeremy and I commited to the challenge, as well. We both do fairly well eating Paleo/Primal, but this will take us to an entirely different level. Today is day three, and I really do feel better – maybe it’s just the knowledge that I’m doing something that is a benefit to me, but I think it’s having a goal and sticking with it.
Doesn’t Jeremy’s lunch look tasty? I pack his lunch every night so that he doesn’t have to eat in the cafeteria at the school he works at. Usually there is some type of organic grain included in his meals, but not now! I love how colorful everything is. If you’re curious, that’s strawberries, nuts and low-sugar dried fruit, strips of red pepper, and an assortment of cheese, cherry tomatoes, and Applegate grass-fed organic hot dogs.
To help explain how I eat a little better, I thought I would also include a visual summary. But it’s not just eating – it really is a lifestyle. Food isn’t all there is to life (even though it’s one of my favorite parts). Getting good sleep, sunlight, and exercise play a huge role, as well. And note that exercise isn’t what most people attempt these days – yoga or walking are some of the best ways to be healthy.
Below is a really great graphic that Mark over at Mark’s Daily Apple created. It explains the Primal Blueprint in just a simple, easy-to-understand way!
Learn more at Mark’s Daily Apple.