About

Together we started this blog a little over a year ago with the intentions of allowing you to live vicariously through us through our Journey of leading a Paleo lifestyle… Well if you tuned in to the irregular updates of our trials and tribulations of all things Paleo… You will be aware that we both pretty much sucked at being cavemen…

The intention however is still there, the quest for a healthier lifestyle be it to loose weight, to improve fitness levels or as you will see below from our original “About” section, to see what affects living said diet would have on either of our ailments…

I have never been much of a leader and more of a follower, though I like to think I am in charge and play more of a dictatorial role… I can sometimes be a bit of a sheep and my will power wavers and I am reciting the chocolaty delicious delights from the menu in which I am going to order to satisfy those sweet cravings.

I am updating this section as I wish to change the “Tone” of this blog to be perhaps not “Paleo” specific… Which is probably the reason for the lack in penning my thoughts of late as I didn’t have anything interesting to say in regards to how I was progressing with this way of life.

I shall leave the original “About” below, to give context to any earlier posts you may happen upon however from here on out I will be focusing more on all things food, drink, fitness, exercise and well whatever else I happen to wish to have my voice heard about in the future.

DJB

We have decided to embark on a prehistoric journey in the way in which we eat – The Paleo or as it is more commonly known – “Caveman” Diet.

When I told Jay a few months ago when we met that I wanted to stick to a paleo diet, he said “Diets are shit…” and I tend to agree with the sentiment, though Paleo is a “way of life” (cringe) much like being a vegetarian or a vegan. It is just choosing to only put certain foods in your gob.

For those of you who don’t know what the paleo diet is… put simply this “way of life” is eating only food that would have been around in caveman times. So meats, fresh fruit and veg… nothing processed and no grains or legumes. So no Breads, or carbs or any of the staples that we have come to expect in our every day diets these days.

Jay and I recently took a trip to Brisbane and caught up with two people separately, both who were over weight and both have chosen a paleo diet and BOTH have lost a considerable amount of weight. These two ladies don’t know each other and the circumstances and reasons for the diet are totally different however both have been a success in their own right. One has lost 45kg since last March the other lost 5kg since the end of January though her diabetes is not as much of an issue at the moment.

After catching up with both of the ladies I looked at Jay and said “See – told you it was good” and so with that we have embarked on our own little journey and have decided to blog about it. We both have different reasons for wanting to give this a go.

When you read through the paleo books they tell you about the different benefits from eating this way such as weight loss and other health benefits like the decrease of some autoimmune diseases and the effects on your body so we both have different reasons for what we want to get out of this. Follow our journey as we live each day Paleo. We will post pictures and our favourite recipes and perhaps some of our disastrous creations as we try to stay within the guidelines.

So – a little about our own goals:

Danny:

Age: 28 – Starting Weight: 98kg – Health stuff: General IBS/stomach issues

I am looking to lose weight and generally feel healthier. I have experienced some issues needing the toilet far too many times a day which is not only time consuming but just all round inconvenient.. so I am interested in seeing what affect this has there.

Jay:

Age: 30 – Starting weight: 60kg – Health stuff: Genetic predisposition to high cholesterol, cardiac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, lactose intolerance.

I don’t want to lose weight, but rather stay within healthy range.  I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and a few other cardiac complications with high(ish) cholesterol due to a genetic predisposition, not my diet.  I exercise a lot and have a very good level of fitness.  I really want to see if this diet can help to decrease my cholesterol as I haven’t tolerated the medications very well to date.  Also interested in seeing what affect if will have on my GORD (reflux) and general gut/bowel health.

2 Comments on “About”

  1. Russell
    January 23, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    just found this blog. look at you two go.

  2. Danny
    January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Welcome Movo…

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