I put the scale away a couple weeks ago. I was getting on it twice a day and the numbers would alter how I felt for hours. So I had enough and put it away where it’s hard to get to and I can talk myself out of it in the time it takes to get it.
Today at the allergist, I got on the scale so they could give me the correct dosage of medication. I have lost 10 pounds in the three weeks of primal living. It’s nice to see that even though I feel awesome and am using that as a gauge of my lifestyle, that the excess fat is moving away. That my body is becoming the furnace I need it to be, burning fat for energy.
I won’t be getting on a scale anytime soon because I want to focus more on my body as a whole and not as a number. I want how I feel, how my body functions, and how the marriage of mental and physical activity change me to be the basis of my self-evaluation. Not a blinking number on a scale in my bathroom.
I’ve been starting each morning with what I call Fauxtmeal. I love having something warm in my belly to start the day and because of its fat and protein count, this keeps me full all the way past lunch. For those who feel they have to give up oatmeal, I offer this alternative which I promise you will taste just like those multigrain hot cereals if not better.
This recipe makes enough for two bowls. I bake it in individual ceramic corningware dishes for easy serving, but you could put it in one dish and serve it as you need it.
What you need:
- 1 c. almond meal (not flour) Get the kind that has the brown pieces in it (the skin)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (can use butter)
- 1/2 c. coconut/hemp/almond milk (plus extra to pour on top to serve)
- 1 tsp (1 packet) stevia
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
What you do:
-Melt coconut oil in microwave for 10 seconds until is goes from a solid to a liquid. Not hot. Or it will cook the egg a bit.
-Stir in rest of ingredients. It’s that simple.
-Pour into bowls and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
-Serve hot. The consistency is slightly eggy at first but use a fork to break it up.
-Pour on the additional almond milk and berries, it forms into a creamy cereal-like texture. Top with extra stevia if you like it sweet.