This week and last I shared a bit about my experience doing a 30-day Paleo challenge along with my tips for going Paleo. Seeing that we’ve preached for years that it’s all about “all good things in moderation,” me writing about my experience was a bit, well, weird. Because not eating legumes, dairy and grains is definitely far outside of that mentality. I mean, you’re ruling out three major food groups! But, for me, my health and my gluten sensitivity issues, it was just a must. And I didn’t realize how good I could feel until I went Paleo. Now that my 30-day challenge is over, I’m slowly introducing other goodies into my diet and seeing how my body reacts. (I’m about 90 percent Paleo now.) Dairy every now and again is fine, although I probably won’t poop right for a few days. Same deal with legumes. Any gluten will make me all kinds of brain foggy, moody and not very nice smelling.
But that’s me and my experience—and my needs and issues are certainly not yours nor are they representative of this site as a whole. Everyone is different and has to take her own health journey to see what works best for her (and I do think we’re all on a journey to be our healthiest and happiest—it’s called life!). Mine is not the same as yours! And that’s what makes all of it really fun and interesting, don’t you think?
So let’s have a discussion on it. Today’s poll is all about your thoughts on going Paleo. Have you done it? Would you try it? Think it’s a crazy person’s way to eat? Tell us!
And for the record, “all good things in moderation” is still a really, really good way to live and eat—Paleo or not! Because, yes, you can eat too many almonds and drink too much coconut milk! And, pretty please, elaborate on your answer in the comments. Would love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to call me a crazy cavewoman… —Jenn