Paleo for pennies….

How did you all go last night with the Press 1RM testing?!

How did you all go last night with the Press 1RM testing?!

Yesterday we talked about the rise of Pseudo Paleo, and how all the sugars from non sugar cane sources can fool people into thinking that their treats are one step removed from broccoli.....

The other thing about Paleo treats is they are expensive!  So perhaps use the damage to your pocket as a way to limit how many 'Sugar free' Brownies you eat in one sitting.

Expense is an excuse often used by people who have not yet embraced the real food lifestyle.

"No way could I afford all that meat/organic produce/free range, worm fed, heated coop, bed time story every night eggs......."

Sure, if you want to compare it to the diet of a uni student (88% instant noodles, 10% beer and 2% canned tuna.....) then sure it's a pricey way to live, but as far as healthy, varied eating goes,  paleo does not have to be that expensive.

Buy in bulk

We just took delivery of a 1/4 beef animal.  Absolute bargain by cowpooling with others.  Of course you need a big freezer, so this may not be the best option for you.  But keep an eye out for specials and then buy as much as you can store.  The new Countdown on Felton Matthew had an opening special on rump steak for $9.99kg!

Scotch aint all that

You may have avoided fat at all costs previously, but now it's a bonus!  You can usually get fattier cuts of meat for about half of what the prime cuts cost.

Same for chicken thighs versus breasts.  Skinless chicken breasts need to be eaten the moment they come out of the oven or they are tough as old boots.  A skin on thigh, in comparison is an explosion on your tastebuds.

Also, a diet higher in fat and lower in carbs is protein sparing - ie you don't need to eat as much!

Buy seasonally

Do you even know when tomatoes are in season?  With the ready supply of the modern food market, it's easy to forget basic knowledge like this.  But essentially if it's cheap, it's in season!  See above point and buy in bulk.....  Seasonal food tends to taste better too.

This little piggy...

Get to the farmers markets on the weekend and look for some sweet deals on produce, homemade sauces, mustards, etc.  Then you can call yourself a locavore as well as a Paleoista.

Looking forward to seeing those rowing pain faces!!

Looking forward to seeing those rowing pain faces!!

PR WEEK - Day 2

Single Leg Squat progression

Max deadhang pullups, kipping muscle ups, or strict muscle ups

Front or Back Squat 1RM

2km Row

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