It has to be said that I am quite a large girl to begin with, so there is a lot to lose.
I am thrilled with my way of life.
I have slept better, feel better, have so much more energy, and my joints don't hurt at night.
It has not been difficult to live this way at all.
Sure in the beginning when your body detoxes itself from the sugar and the carbs, you get a little freaky, but I made it through.
I crave different things now that my body is processing clean foods.
It used to be I needed something sugary in the morning for breakfast. Captain Crunch, waffles with syrup, berry yogurt with bran buds, to name a few.
This morning I came down stairs and thought...I think I'll have beef stew for breakfast!
Seriously...65 days ago you could not have paid me to have beef stew for breakfast. I needed that sugar carb rush to get me going out the door.
My daughter about gagged when she saw what I was eating. She is still a hold out on our new way of eating, I think all 15 year old girls are most likely difficult to deal with, but we will break her yet.
Not only did I have beef stew for breakfast, I also had a spinach salad to boot!
Here is the recipe for my Cave Dude Beef Stew.
2 pounds of beef cubes (we used the grass fed beef)
6 celery stalks, chopped
6 carrots, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 box of mushrooms sliced
1 can of diced tomatoes
Salt and Pepper
Spices, whatever kind you enjoy in any amount you choose.
Saute the onions, garlic, and carrots in some olive oil till they are tender and wilty.
Remove them to a large bowl.
Saute the mushrooms and celery in olive oil till tender.
Remove them to the same bowl.
Saute the beef in small batches so they can brown evenly. It took me four batches to get mine done.
Remove to the bowl.
I then added a cup of stock to the pan turned the heat down and de glazed the pan.
I added all the meat, veggies, and stock to my crock pot and cooked on low from morning till night.
The beef was tender and juicy, the veggies soft and yummy.
It has made for several healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it too.