As I mentioned before, in the past two years, I’ve dramatically changed my health by changing the way I eat. The results I’ve had make it worthwhile to say goodbye to a few things like bread, pasta and processed sugar. It wasn’t long ago that I was loosely diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Eating Paleo has given me more energy than I’ve had in 10 years. I’ve heard Paleo is currently a trending fad diet, but as you can probably tell, I’m not the kind of person who usually follows trends or fads – this way of eating really works for me.
In a nutshell, Paleo is getting back to the basics… meat, vegetables, nuts, fruit, and natural fats. It means cutting out grains (we do eat rice), refined sugars, processed junk, and factory oils.
An easy Paleo lunch that I do all the time is grilled chicken, sweet potatoes (with lots of butter) and green beans. The kids love it, and so do I.
There are so many options for fresh veggies at our local market.
The choices in greens alone, seem endless. So far, we’ve only tried a handful.
I also like to include a cup of bone broth with our lunch. I’ve learned from Thai restaurants to sprinkle in some fresh chives and cilantro, which gives it a delicious flavor. It’s also a nice comfort drink to warm us up on a cold day.
If you’ve never heard of Paleo before, you might be shocked to hear that I find it healthy to put lots of butter on our sweet potatoes and make sure to include a decent portion of meat in our meals. Here are a couple of sites that I have found helpful to explain Paleo and its benefits.
Robb Wolf – What is the Paleo Diet?
Eat Drink Paleo – What is Paleo?
So many have lost weight, improved cholesterol, cured chronic pain, and improved their overall health and energy levels through this way of eating.
Have you heard of Paleo? Would you give it a go?