As I get this blog up and running, I'm starting with the topics of why and what of Paleo. Eventually I'll get to some other stuff, but like anything, I think creating a foundation is good practice.
So what is paleo? This Infographic sums it up pretty nicely:
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This infographic gives a great summary of what you can and can't eat while being Paleo. To clarify a couple points, paleo eliminates all fast food, processed food, refined sugars, and starches. The easiest way to think about this is when grocery shopping, only shop the perimeter of the store. (Where all the fresh, perishable foods are sold.) I will be creating another blog post about Paleo resources, as I do not consider myself an expert…yet. Those resources gave me the information I needed to make the change, and if you're interested, I highly suggest checking them out.
I mentioned in my post titled "Why Paleo" that I do not follow Paleo 100% of the time. I did, however, forget to mention that through Paleo, I have discovered foods that I absolutely cannot tolerate. For example, I cannot tolerate even minuscule amounts of legumes or industrial oils. Having too many grains in a night makes me feel more hungover and fatigued the morning after than downing a whole bottle of wine. But, I can tolerate dairy and some sugars without feeling sick. Everyone is different; I suggest finding out what works best for you as an individual. :)