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Week 2 Recap of the Parker Paleo Diet Trial

It’s going well.  (Click for the Parker version of paleo.)

Overton trail at Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona

Only one transgression.  I attended my son’s Boy Scout troop campout last weekend and had some salad with a small amount of cheese and salad dressing made from industrial seed oil.  Not a big deal.

These campouts are often carb-heavy affairs involving copious grains and refined sugars.  The adults get together on meals so there’s usually some compromise involved.  We always have meat or eggs at mealtimes, along with fresh fruit.  It’s not too hard to eat paleo, particularly if I bring some nuts.  I was sorely tempted by blueberry muffins, white chocolate/macadamia nut cookies, and oatmeal raisin cookies.

Although I’m not trying the paleo diet to lose weight, I lost 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) in the last week, adding to the 1.5 lb I lost in the first week.  Starting weight was 171 lb and I’m down to 166.  I gotta admit I’m pleasantly surprised.  I haven’t even been exercising for the last couple weeks.

—Steve

PS: The paleo diet is also known as the Paleolithic, Stone Age, Old Stone Age, hunter-gatherer, or caveman diet.

Hamburger, mixed veggies, raw cucumbers

Go John trail at Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona, where the troop camped

Rosemary Chicken (garnished with pico de gallo) and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes