Monday, June 28, 2010


I think gingersnaps are by far one of the prettiest cookies ever. I love the way they naturally crack and glisten with sugar. Don't ya think?
Our lovely neighbors have invited me over for dinner tonight and I baked these gems to take over for them. I have recently decided to try following the Paleo diet, a way of eating similar to how our ancestors ate back when food was hunted and gathered. That means lots of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and such. Sadly, I don't think they feasted on gingersnaps, but I'm currently allowing myself the odd indulgence. For once in my life, I've decided not to approach this goal in my usual perfectionist, anal retentive way. I'm more likely to stick to it if I ease into it and the last thing I need right now is stressing myself out. My brother has been living a Paleo lifestyle for awhile now and has had amazing results, both with weight loss and overall health. He writes about his journey here and shares a lot of great information. At this stage, I'm willing to try anything that allows me to feel human again and while there is no scientific proof that the Paleo diet helps with chronic fatigue symptoms, I figure it's worth a go. Seeing as I have always been sensitive to wheat and dairy, I have a feeling I will definitely feel better overall. Plus, it's been a lot of fun to hunt for new recipes, read new blogs and cook up new Paleo meals. It's helping to keep my creative energy feeling alive, even when I'm exhausted. I'll keep you posted on my progress...


Vince said...

BE VERY CAREFUL. For the fat holding layers in the body will lay down fat if you so much as get a smell of Carbs. That stone age diet works at the start because you are cutting out grain and virtually all mass sugar. In that you would need to eat enough fruit to drown in the stuff to get close to the amount a simple loaf of bread provides. However if you think when grains are plentiful you have about a six week window and your body will work to that timetable and will lay a truck tire between your knee and your bust that will last you 'til food is plenty in May the next year.
There really is only one true way to shed, a spade, a fork and a large garden. Sorry !.

George said...

Gingersnaps look great Cari. Put them in a plastic ice cream container under the cupboards and it will be just like Nannie's(wink).


George said...

"There really is only one true way to shed, a spade, a fork and a large garden. Sorry !"

Weight loss is not the issue here as much as feeling better.Eat better = feel better.

Avoid the excessive sodiums and sugars in modern processed foods. Focus on fruits, veggies and good proteins. Flip the carb/dairy heavy modern diet for something simpler and healthier. Its not a diet...its a WOE(way of eating) lifestyle.