Sandwich in a bowl :
Tuna, cucumber and
Just ask for a bowl
|Unlike other “diets”, the Paleo diet is actually a food lifestyle connecting us to our strong and healthy ancestors. As you can tell from its other names, the Stone-age diet and the Hunter-gatherer diet, the Paleo diet isn’t chock full of bread, cereal or deep-fried anything.
“Going Paleo” means eating the great foods that were available before agriculture and livestock turned humans from lean, fit people into slow-moving eating machines.
Rich in meats, vegetables, fruit and nuts, the Paleo diet provides both strength and nutrition. And because it’s a complete and filling way to eat, it isn’t a “diet” that leaves you aching for your next cheat.
I started going Paleo a month ago, on the advice of my fitness trainer. He loaned me a good book, called “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat“. The key words in that title are “Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat“. It’s a phrase the sugar/salt/fat merchants will never be able to claim.
It’s a refreshing change that has me feeling good, and appreciating good food.
Over the past month I’ve had a lot of successes:
• I’ve learned there are lots of tasty and satisfying ways to serve meat and veggies.
• I’ve discovered it is easier than I thought to leave the blandness of potatoes, bread and rice behind.
• I’ve found that not only salad bars but sandwich shops are fun places. Ask for a bowl instead of bread!
• I’ve rediscovered how delicious fruit is, all by itself.
And without even trying I’ve lost 6 of the many extra pounds I’ve been carrying around.
Yes, I am happy to be going Paleo !