Recently I decided to go Paleo. I tried it a few years ago and liked it, but while in college at the time I gave it up. So, I started again and this time recruiting my husband to join. Let’s just say so far it has been a HUGE SUCCESS!
My husband has a gluten intolerance so it is perfect that we avoid grains and gluten all together. But, if you were like him or the other 95% of the world that doesn’t understand Paleo, here it is in a nutshell and why it’s not hell like people think.
There are tons, and when I mean tons, I mean TONS of foods you can eat. I’ve made muffins, chocolate cakes, brownies, wings, quiche, you name it! But, it wasn’t without the help of a very new and dear friend; Diane Sanfilippo. Let me just say Diane, thank you so much for making the most amazing cookbook that actually has backed research and information on eating Paleo and not just recipes! Diane’s book, Practical Paleo, should be an award winning seller. It contains hundreds of overly delicious and nutritious recipes I could have never dreamed about.
So, you ask again, what is Paleo? Everyone wants to know what they can’t eat instead of looking at what is allowed, so I’ll give it to you. Avoid the following:
- anything processed
- artificial sweeteners
That’s kinda the gist of it. Not bad, right?
Since my husband is the best example for this and had no clue what he was getting into, let’s just say he hasn’t complained once about the food, his belly is always full, and doesn’t mind the desserts either 😉 He has lost 10+lbs in a couple weeks (including bloating and water weight) as have I. But what is even more important is how we FEEL!! I teach multiple exercises classes a week and my body has been in constant pain, but since going Paleo, my muscle and bone aches are gone, my energy level has increased, and I feel terrific!
Now the final question, will you give the Paleo lifestyle a try?