I’ve been looking everywhere for a free food and exercise diary which was customized towards the goals of the Paleo diet. Alas I couldn’t find anything.
I have trialed this template and found it works well for my needs. It is best if you print off three months worth and put it in a ring binder folder. It is well known that to develop a new habit it takes on average 90 days.
The left hand side is for recording your food and drink intake. The right hand side is a little more adaptable and can be used for your exercise and then doing your macronutrient sums. If you need more space to write down your calculations you can use the back of the page.
At the bottom of the page there is a summary. I write down how I feel that day and reflect on my overall health and fitness goals.
The trouble with eating watermelons is the seeds and the mess. It drips everywhere, or it that just me?
Juicing watermelon solves this problem and the juicer will grind up the seeds so you won’t even notice you are eating them. Watermelons are high in potassium, Vitamin C and the antioxidant, lycopene. Watermelon seeds are high in B vitamins and magnesium.
Scientists have recently discovered that watermelon lowers blood pressure.
Watermelon juice is easily digestible and alkalinizing. Better still it is fat-free and a great thirst quencher.
4 leaves of mint
Chop watermelon into chunks and place pieces through juice machine.
Pour juice into serving glass half way and fill the rest of the glass with water.
It was time for a winter clean of our kitchen, which included emptying out our cupboard and fridge. It wasn’t too bad since our recent weevil infestation and we had already thrown out many unwanted boxes and bottles. Although, we did find a roll of marzipan that expired 2 years ago (from my cupcake decorating faze).
Enjoy seeing what other people eat (and try to spot the snake):
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats provides an illustrated look at how different families around the world eat. I’m going to admit that I didn’t read much of the text in the book, because comparing the photos from each country was more fascinating.
Mark Menjivar has taken some very telling photos of fridges in the US. (Select ‘portfolio’ > ‘you are what you eat’ >’ images’)