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, thepaleomom.com 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.