Over the past few months I have been steering my diet towards becoming Paleo. Well here we are the week after Thanksgiving and I’m all in Paleo! It hasn’t been as hard as I thought. In fact I love it. Gone are the days of crushing a bag of chips and a soda, now it’s more like a bowl of carrots and some lemon water. I’m feeling much better.
I was inspired by Dr.Wahls TED x video which my Mom emailed to me when I was laid out by Mono so I had plenty of time to look into it and do some research. It seemed pretty simple, just eat a ton of fruit, veggies and meat every day. This is what your body needs to function at peak performance. That wasn’t the hard part...the hardest was NOT eating the dairy, grains and cutting out all of the junky processed food.
Watching my diet is something I never thought about. I’m tall and skinny so as long as I wasn’t lugging around a gut everything was fine right? Wrong! Now that I am conscious of what I am consuming I have noticed that my cog fog is clearing up and I also have some more energy. I’m not running up mountains or anything but there’s more in the tank.
To get started I bought Practical Paleo which is a great guide full of information and recipes. The reason I chose this book over many others was the fact that it has an entire section dedicated to managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue and a 30 day meal plan full of suggestions. If you’re tired of pain in your joints try cutting out Nightshade Foods . This was my first step towards going Paleo. Cutting out potatoes, tomatoes and peppers wasn’t super hard but I did notice I wasn’t as achy as usual.
Cutting out dairy and grains has been much harder because it seems that everything is made of dairy or grains! Today there are many gluten and dairy free products available...you just need to look a little harder when you go grocery shopping. Coconut milk ice cream is an incredible substitute for the more traditional dairy Ice cream.
What it all comes down to is...are you ready to make a positive change in your life? Only you can take charge of your diet and make the necessary changes. Try cutting out nightshades, grains or dairy for a week or two and see if you notice any difference in your body? Search Paleo recipes as there are a zillion available on the web. Keep up the fight!
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