Paleo gave me high cholesterol

About, Diet, Health and Beauty, Paleo

Good evening my Paleo warriors!

To my absolute shock, I recently found out that I have high cholesterol. I went in to get a blood test during a regular screening and was floored when the Dr. told me that I needed to change my eating habits immediately to lower my bad LCL (which are the bad fats in your system).

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I researched extensively to find that many of the foods that combat poor cholesterol are non-paleo foods such as oatmeal, brown rice, kidney beans, and fiber-filled foods. So, because I am way too young to be taking daily pills and the doctor indicated the condition was purely food-related, I have sadly decided to end my Paleo journey.

I have high hopes that this change will help because during my research I learned that other Pale-eaters ended up with high cholesterol as well and after going off Paleo, they were back to their normal healthy selves.

I am sad to leave this blog, but am doing so with no regrets as it has truly helped me become more health-conscious and nutrition focused. Lastly, since our overall well-being and health is top priority I leave you with a warning to really monitor how you are doing on Paleo. Every person is different so no matter what your eating habits are now or in the future, please take the time to watch out for number one. Until my next blog…

Cheers,

Paleo Princessa

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Breakfast, Diet, Paleo, Recipes, Snack

Hi everyone! Since it’s finally autumn and the flavor of the season is pumpkin spice I decided to make my own version of a pumpkin spice protein smoothie. This recipe is easy as pie and extremely tasty. If you aren’t a protein shake person but need to get the extra grams in this is a great way. Here’s the medley:

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

1/2 C pumpkin puree
1 scoop of Fitmiss Vanilla Chai protein powder
1/2 C almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3-4 ice cubes
1 banana (optional)

Directions: Throw everything in a magic bullet or blender and puree’. For a more filling shake add a banana. Pour into any glass you like and enjoy! Don’t forget a funky colored straw 🙂

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Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls

Diet, Paleo, Recipes, Snack

New Protein ball recipe! These have a chewier texture and have the option to be coated in cocoa powder which actually adds a slightly bitter taste. Also I was out of my regular protein powder so I used a new kind – Gold Standard 100% Whey Chocolate Malt. I think they’d taste pretty much the same with any brand. Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T. almond butter
4 tsp. water
1/6 C dried cranberries (about 15 dried cranberries)
1 T coconut flakes
1 T cocoa powder for dusting (optional)

Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, and water together in a small bowl until thick batter mixes. Add in dried cranberries and coconut flakes. Then, using your hands section the batter into 6 equal sections and roll into 6 balls. (Optional) Roll each ball in the cocoa powder. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.

Nutrition: 52 calories per protein ball.
(3.9g carbs, 2.1g fat, and 4.6g protein).

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