I am a huge skeptic. It’s the scientist in me. I take everything I read or hear with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to health and well-being. I have been researching the paleo diet or the primal diet and at first, I was not convinced. I even started to write a post defending grain consumption. But before I published something that might cause me to put my foot in my mouth, I decided to give a grainless diet a shot.
And can I please tell you that after a week…I feel fantastic. Like really freakin awesome. I am up at the crack of dawn everyday (literally, not figuratively) because my kids wake up at the first light and I am 80% less tired. I don’t want this to become a TMI post but let’s also talk about regularity for a second. I have pretty annoying, consistent digestive problems and those have all but disappeared.
I thought I would miss the grains but I can honestly say that I do not. We have been eating delicious, fresh meals. If I feel the desire for grains, I have yams or plantains instead and that really satisfies the need.
I’m not completely paleo, though, as I still consume dairy, mostly in the form of cheese and the occasional glass of milk. I also still eat more sugar than I probably should (my sweet tooth is pretty big). And I still have beer or wine sometimes – a girl’s gotta unwind. I would say I’m doing this diet 85-90% of the time. I’m a work in progress though. I’m not beating myself up.
I thought I would hit y’all with a little science about the paleo diet but I’ll save that for another post. Trust me, there will be many! I’m officially paleo-obsessed. Can’t wait to post some recipes for you! And some pics of the transformation I’m making (I’ve lost 4 pounds eating like this already!)
What are your thoughts on this diet?