Well, I made a valiant effort to stay primal during the holidays, but chocolate (crafty basterd) got the best of me. Nor did I keep up my IF. With treats, holiday parties and feasts abounding, I found myself unable to resist (though to be fair, I very well at the company party.. stuck to meat, veggies and two beers, as well as one piece of cake!)
Some of my new button downs (thanks pops) are fitting a bit tighter than I’d have hoped, but it hasn’t gone out of control. I’ll be back on track within a fortnight. Plan’s the same as before the holidays; load up on soups, greens, pastured meats and fats, keep alcohol to a minimum, and eat once a day.
The only other thing I’ve noticed is that I’m having more cream with my coffee (and more coffee, in general) than usual, so I’m going to cut way back and buy some organic, grass-fed heavy cream. Overall, I’m not that disappointed because this is just part of the yearly cycle, though I’m hoping to be leaner and leaner each time these cyclical speed-bumps come around.
And officially as of Christmas, I may have some primal converts at home and at the office. I’m excited to get them on board, and think that in reviewing this material, I’ll also be able to fine tune my own daily routine.