Paleo on 100 Dollars a Month starts in March, and I have been getting ready for my challenge, mostly by eating up a few odds and ends in the fridge and scouting around for the best local deals.
I visited a local Mexican market this afternoon, and the price hikes on the meat are almost as high as the gasoline price spikes at the station across the street. I am not sure if I will be able to do this as well as I thought last fall when I dreamed it up. My shopping buddy/trading partner says that sometimes they have great deals, sometimes not, so I probably won't be counting on that store. I am not going to go all over town wasting gasoline to save a few pennies on meat.
I listened to Robb Wolf's podcast featuring Larry Istrial and his Ancestral Weight Loss Registry, and took a look at the data so far. Wow! Almost half of the registrants have an income over 100K dollars a year! That's lots of grass-fed steaks for the people who for real are getting real in the Whole Foods parking lot, but certainly does not match the demographics of most communities. Larry also talked about his project, PhotoCalorie. It would be "free" for me as an AWLR registrant, once I purchase an iphone, bandwidth, and a long-term contract. I guess I could buy a cheap iphone and have like no dollars left for the rest of the month, which wouldn't be so hard now that I have done the leptin reset and can go for long periods of time with no food no problem.
Is Paleo now as pretentious and elitist as being a locavore?
Meanwhile, while the rest of the leptin reset cult is modifying their fatty acid ratios in their ice-filled hibernation tubs, spring is bursting out all over around here and carbs are once again plentiful. It has been a bumper-crop year for citrus, and my friends' and neighbors' trees are loaded and I hope to get my hands on some.