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About Paleo

There are several reasons for this sudden change but one is most important. As you know, I have mentioned it several times, but I have an intolerance to Gluten (pretty sure it is to ALL grains). When we go shopping, I end up picking up one package of Brown Rice Pasta and I often cook Quinoa (which is a better choice but still grain). You may not know that I have an autoimmune disease, hashimoto’s disease.

So, let’s get a little uncomfortable… Let’s challenge ourselves…. We are throwing it out!!!!

We have watched a few friends try out Paleo and seen there results. I have also searched blogs and seen their results.

What is Paleo???

It’s easy to emulate the healthy diet and lifestyle of our Paleolithic ancestors. Lean proteins, fruits, veggies and good fats. With a very simple shift we not only remove the foods that are at odds with our health (grains, legumes, and dairy) but we also increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

How will this help my Autoimmunity???

Many people have found significant improvements in autoimmune disease by eliminating the Neolithic foods (grains, legumes, and dairy) and building a diet around nutritious Paleo options.

We have found (and liked) that Paleo is not a “One Fits All Plan” more of a here are the guidelines, customize how you want!

Here is the basics.

The Paleo diet is built from the healthiest, most nutritious foods available:

  • Lean proteins that support strong muscles, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Protein also makes you feel satisfied between meals.
  • Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have been shown to decrease the likelihood of developing a number of degenerative diseases including cancer, diabetes and neurological decline.
  • Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil and grass-fed meat. Scientific research and epidemiological studies show that diets rich in Monounsaturated and Omega-3 fats dramatically reduce the instances of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline.
Simple meaning – 70 % (or 80%) vegetables and 30% (20%) meat/protein

I am really excited to blog about our journey and I hope that you continue to follow. Meals are still going to be delicious and full of flavor.

It is going to take me a little bit to get started but I plan on posting our entire day of meals. I want to do that for a couple of reasons but most importantly to keep myself accountable. I am ready to “stop making excuses” and get back to my pre-pregnancy body, actually, I want to improve that… I would like to be comfortable and confident and most importantly healthy (inside and out!)

Who is with me??? Anyone want to take this challenge with me???

Some good Paleo resources: (I will continue to add here)

The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf

Whole 30

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2012 3:37 pm

    Thanks for this – our d-i-l has Hashimotos – and our grandbabies might. Looking forward to more please. Thanks

    • March 8, 2012 12:19 am

      Glad that you found me! Does your D-I-L have grain/gluten intolerance? Most with auto immune (Hashimotos) have intolerances. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Katherine permalink
    March 10, 2012 7:31 pm

    Wonderful that you’ve joined us all on the paleo side! Great food and a great community. You’d probably really like Paul Jaminet’s book and blog as well: Perfect Health Diet and perfecthealthdiet.com. It’s really helpful for those of us dealing with more complex health issues.

    Hope you have wonderful results!

  3. Megan permalink
    March 19, 2012 4:10 pm

    We’re going to try it! Love your recipes and can’t wait to start! Thank you for sharing!

  4. April 19, 2012 4:19 am

    Paleo Day 11Breakfast:*Pumpkin Muffin3 Strips Turkey Bacon*Ingredients:1 cups almond flour1 tsp. bniakg powder1 tsp. bniakg soda1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice1 tsp. allspice1/8 tsp. salt3 eggs cup pumpkin1 small ripe banana, mashed1 tsp. vanilla extract1/3 cup chopped pecans (extra for top of muffins)Lunch:Plantain Chips w/Avocado Dip4 oz. Turkey BurgerSnack:Pumpkin Muffin w/Coconut ButterAmericanoDinner:Turkey Chili w/AvocadoCrossfit: 6:30 P.M.

  5. Sharon permalink
    May 3, 2012 6:05 pm

    We need to do this diet as well, but find it pretty scary. So with your help here at the blog we will jump in!!! Thanks Sharon

  6. January 21, 2013 10:47 pm

    Hi, I check your blogs daily. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it
    up!

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