Paleo for Dummies.

I will be the first to admit I like a good project.  The weirder, often times, the better.  Late last year, I began researching The Paleo Diet, the more I read and became familiar with the paleo lifestyle (let me also mentioned that i am reallllllly good at hyper focusing on something.  some may call it obsessing), I decided the health benefits alone was a reason to try it.  Brad jumped on board and we both decided to try it for one month.  

Simply put:  NO grains, gluten, dairy, peanuts, legumes
ALL THE meat, nuts, seeds, veggies and fruits you can bear.
(fruit has a ton of natural sugar, so limit your intake)

It's a little more refined than that, but that is the general idea.

We started in January, and have allowed ourselves one cheat (cupcakes from whole foods on my birthday) in February and then last sunday we allowed ourselves another cheat.  

I am a convert to the paleo lifestyle.  As I learn and find out more information it makes me excited about the good things that are going on inside of my body.  And that is nothing but a good good thing.

As an added bonus, I have lost twenty pounds, like it literally just fell off me.  So, that alone, is awesome.  I am excited to see what this next year brings as I embark on my first year as a newbe paleo-ite.  

Wanna try it?  Shoot me an email, I will tell you all I know.

I WILL tell you this, is my very favorite resource.  If you are interested in paleo, I would start with her website.

P.S. My very thing to do is google something I am craving,or a request from Brad but with 'paleo' in front of it --- example:  paleo pizza --- and then search for the best, but simplest recipe and create it for dinner.  Promise, we have yet to have a bad meal.  


Alicia said...

Tell me whatcha know girl! I'd love any links you can share. I've been interested in it, but I need simple instructions & I need to convince my family to follow.

Danielle said...

Hooray for losing 20lbs the healthy way!!! Last year I cut out 90% of my processed food intake (although I didn't necessarily follow the Paleo thing) and I lost 15lbs in 6 weeks! Unfortunately I didn't stick with it and gained half of it back, but I'm trying it again and it's not working as well. Maybe I should work toward serious Paleo, I'm really encouraged by your post! :)

Earl-Leigh said...

Woot woot! 20lbs is awesome! I was interested until the no peanuts thing. Peanut butter makes me happy LOL

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