7 Easy Tips for Drinking Alcohol without Ruining Your Paleo Diet or Getting a Hangover

Good info, although not sure about the red wine analysis.  I had always heard it was OK.  One of the things I have to admit I have not given up (and currently don’t intend to) is drinking alcohol. Not that I’m an alcoholic, but I love my vodka, whiskey or tequila after a long day of work!  I stay away from mixers, as suggested, and try not to have a drink too close to bed time (although that sometimes changes on the weekend!).

Post Workout Frozen Bananas


I have found these to be fantastic pre or post workout snacks.  They are simple to make and great for a quick snack. Here is the recipe I used to make these:


    • 2 ripe but firm bananas
    • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


    1.  Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
    2.  Cut the bananas in half and insert a Popsicle stick into each half, as shown. Place them on the baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
    3.  Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the oil in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave (check it every 30 seconds) or in a half-full pan of simmering water (about 2 minutes). Stir until smooth.
    4.  Roll each banana half in the chocolate.
    5. Freeze until the chocolate sets, 30 minutes. Serve or freeze in an airtight container for up to a week.
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  • Two Weeks In!


    So here we are!  I decided to wait two weeks to check my results for a couple reasons.  Mainly, I know after one week you can sometimes see very limited results and get discouraged.  Also, I wanted to learn a little more about what I should be doing and eating and adjust accordingly.  So here’s what happened!

    Measurement – First thing I did when I woke up was to measure my belly.  This was the same time of day I initially measured so I figured there would be no factors to take in such as breakfast or a workout.  I could tell my pants did feel somewhat looser but I was surprised to see I had lost an inch and a quarter!  I measured twice, just to be sure, and my first measurement was confirmed. read more

    Why Tan Pants Diaries?


    I started this blog to track my progress while starting the Paleo lifestyle.  Throughout my 54 years, I have always been involved in sports.  I grew up playing football and baseball and most of my free time growing up involved many other pick up games.  Today, I still visit the gym at least three times a week, spent a year doing an outdoor boot camp, play slow pitch softball and mountain bike occasionally.  I have also tried various eating programs such as Body For Life and did have some success.  But nothing really stuck.  I would be back to my old ways soon after losing a decent amount of weight. read more