Day 42: “Paleo” Bars

Breakfast: 2 pork chops, nuts, berries and BP Coffee
Dinner: 2 pork chops, nuts, veg shake, fruit smoothie, 2 “Paleo” bars

Mum brought over some pork chops from home. They’re delicious and it only takes a few minutes to fry them. Perfect. So yeah, I was feeling lazy in the evening and I had two more.

I did a salt water cleanse to get rid of everything I ate last night. I weighed 73.5kg afterwards. It was nice to see my weight come down, but it’s probably come from cleaning out my bowels rather than fat loss. It usually takes a day for a binge to work through my system, so I’ll find out tomorrow if 5 hours of CrossFit was enough to offset the massive binge yesterday.

On my way home I picked up some Paleo bars. I was in the organic food shop and it was a total impulse buy. I don’t know whether I love that place or hate it. They have some great products in there (the only place I can find sauerkraut in Angel) but some of the stuff is laughably expensive. £5/kg of sweet potatoes??

Anyway, the bars were coconut and macadamia nut flavour. How delicious does that sound?! Too delicious for me to pass up! I bought a couple and had them after dinner. They tasted a lot like every other “healthy” bar I had eaten. Better for sure, but they still had more in common. I looked at the ingredients. They were 50% dates. Dates? I thought I bought a coconut and macadamia nut bar!? This is a date bar! I don’t want all that sugar, even if it is from fruit. I’m not doubting that these bars are 100% Paleo, 100% real food, far healthier than a Mars bar etc. But I wanted coconut and macadamias, not dates.

I went back to the shop and looked at a few of their other bars. Pretty much all of them had dates as the main ingredient. Dates are always the filler. So you’re really eating a date bar. Which, once more, I didn’t want. This comes back to the point about avoiding processed food. Even if it’s a “Paleo” food, it’s still probably not what you think it is.