Are you thinking of giving the Paleo lifestyle a try? I highly recommend it...it has honestly changed my life. Not only has it gotten me back to my high school weight effortlessly and gotten 20+ pounds off my husband, it has made me FEEL like myself again. I was tired of feeling tired. I was tired of the extra pounds that were hanging on for dear life! I was tired of never feeling satisfied when I ate. I was tired of the bloat. When we feel like this and live with it long enough... it starts to feel "normal". Well, I finally had enough. Even though I have always been very good about moderation, I knew that I was to blame. I was eating CRAP that I shouldn't be eating. I knew that no one was going to make me feel better but me. I switched to Paleo and haven't looked back. I love it. I feel so much energy now, the extra fat literally fell off and I NEVER feel bloated. Going Paleo has honestly made me a happier person!
I have a very close friend who is a doctor who suffers from a severe gluten allergy and gets very sick if she eats it. She has gone Paleo and taught me much of what I know. She used to get horrible migraines, severe fatigue, and skin rashes. Since she has switched to Paleo she feels like a new woman! She shared a DVD documentary with me that I'm very excited to share with all of you very soon... I know that will help some people! I'll get that post out as soon as I can, I promise. I just want to stick to the basics here because that's a whole post on it's own...
I know there have to be some people out there who can benefit greatly by switching to the Paleo lifestyle. Feeling BAD does not need to be your NORMAL. If you suffer from chronic fatigue, mood swings, cravings, weight gain, weight loss, bloating, digestive problems, leaky gut, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, neurological problems, thyroid problems, blood sugar regulation problems, autoimmune conditions, ADHD.... give it a TRY. See how you feel. I'm not saying it's a cure-all by any means... but I'm a firm believer now that grains are an ENEMY for somepeople's bodies. By removing them from their diet, it can be a life saver, literally.
Update: Since writing this blog post I've collected many wonderful Paleo cookbooks. One of my very favorites is Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan...there's also Well Fed 2 ...but you can also find many of her amazingly tasty recipes online on her blog theclothesmakethegirl.com! I would definitely check out Paleo recipes on Pinterest...there are a TON of great ones to try!
I hope you decide to take this journey toward better health with me, I'd love to hear from you once you get going!