YEY! It’s that time of year that I turn 21 for the 6th time. Well it was on Thursday…
So I have been eating (or trying very hard to most of the time) Paleo for about 16 months now. People know I do it, I quite openly talk about it (if not too much) and how I think this has helped my health and fitness.
However, when it comes to birthday time (or any celebration) people openly suggest that I need to ‘eat cake’ ‘eat real food’ ‘enjoy’.
Without getting all ‘it’s a way of life’ and all that annoying sassyness. Paleo eating isn’t just something that I will drop for a whole day and go wild, but if there is something that I really really want, I will eat it.
I asked my mum for a Paleo cake, she not so kindly made me an amazing NON Paleo Victoria sponge with fresh cream in.
Did I eat a piece? YES! It was my birthday and I wanted a slither.
Did I regret it? Kind of yes, but not for the reason everyone assumes I would. Nothing to do with weight and macros but I actually felt sick after as it has made my stomach all BLRUGH!
Last night I went out for tea with my sisters, brother and co. Lydia (sister 2) kindly found a very amazing and mainly Gluten free friendly resurant in Liverpool City.
Here is a selection of what I ate! I can’t take photo credit as the food was that amazing (and lighting that intimate) that I did not take them myself so I photo robbed off Maray Liverpool Instagram account
Grapefruit gin sours cocktail! (With egg white for extra PROTIEN)
But it was Gluten Free, semi healthy and I did not have the after pain/regret of feeling physically sick after eating. And I even managed a few spectacular cocktails to wash it all down.
So, morale of the story I am 21(ish), I chose to eat Paleo or GF for my health, if I want I go wild in the non GF isle but it I do always feel the after effects….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!
Do any of you have people do this?
Lots of love,
Beth (age 21)
P.S – Link incase any of you lovely people ever visit my amazing home town, Liverpool -http://www.maray.co.uk