Sunday, July 8, 2012

No DRUGS and Food for Friends!

It’s been a big week for me! I went to the doctor last Thursday to determine if I will need to go on metformin, a diabetes drug to deal with insulin resistance. Check out Robb Wolf's article on metformin here.  Wahhh! The thought of that really freaked my out.  I’m only 30. And by the way, its true, your body stops functioning properly, healing, recovering after a night out, like the day you turn 30. I digress. So Dr. Chu, my super awesome doctor gave me some awesome news. NO DRUGS for me! I am “normal.”  Others might disagree, but when it comes to my blood glucose and insulin levels - normal baby! I did this in just less than four months with diet and exercise.  Since March 15, when I started to eat paleo (90/10), I have lost 13lbs and put on some muscle too. I have more energy, sleep better and just feel great!

First phase of barbacoa

I was nervous to tell Dr. Chu about my diet because there are many doctors who have not picked up on the no grains, no dairy, no legumes kick, but she was so supportive. She gave me a huge hug and said - YOU did it! It felt great.

Friday, the next day at Crossfit, my fellow cf ladies asked me about my diet and asked about me cooking them some paleo meals! haha! First of all, a huge compliment and as I write this, they do not know about the amazing news I got on Thursday. Their timing could not have been better.

I do post some pics online when I cook, mostly because I have just learned to really cook these past few months and I can’t believe I have not burned down my house. (Although I do like to leave the oven on for hours...oops, sorry Jerbear).  So apparently, some peeps have taken notice of my kitchen skills. So cool.  
Barbacoa butter leaf lettuce wraps with guacamole and sauteed zucchini!

Well, I toyed with the idea of cooking for my friends and came up with this plan.  If people really want to get their diet in check, I will definitely help them. Maybe even make them something on a Sunday that can help get them through the week.  But seriously,as much as I love cooking, you have to learn to do it yourself for long term success. It is hard to break old habits, but it can be done and when you realize how amazing you feel eating whole healthy natural foods, you will never turn back. 

Paleo fried chicken! (almond flour and spices!)
I also can’t cook them weekly means because I have a gigantic bottomless-pit all consuming husband to feed.  So if you are reading this ladies, I will cook you some food, but what is going to help more is a grocery list, with pre-planned meal options. I will make it as easy as possible! You can do it! I will even come to your house and show you how to cook some stuff or help you get your kitchen and spices set up. Spices are key!

If you make it fun, it’s not so painful. What a week of healthy good news and a huge compliment from my cf friends. Can't wait to help them on their paleo journey!


  1. Thanks for sharing this significant part of your life with me this weekend. Had a blast at cf and felt sore today after the wod!

  2. yay! Glad you liked it Lauren! Good luck in your bikini competition! Can't wait to crossfit with you again soon!

  3. For eating the right food is the best way to avoid insulin resistance. Avoid eating processed foods and exercise everyday. Don't drink soda too because they used fructose on it and it is one of the causes why we get insulin resistance.