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.
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