Along with aging comes change…..in everything! Some of that change is welcomed, like a new sense of self and not being concerned with what others think. And some is not so well-received, like white hair, bags under the eyes and the digestive system constantly changing the rules for our metabolism on a daily basis.
I never had a care in the world when it came to food. I suffered no allergies. I was not a victim to food sensitivities. I had absolute freedom in my culinary world.
But something has drastically shifted over the last couple of years. I have heard of this phenomenon but never thought I would have become a statistic in this game of “what do we cut out of the daily diet today”. Choosing what to eat has become more like Russian Roulette. One misfire and that bullet of discomfort is going to rocket through my intestines.
I’ve been looking at the Paleo Diet and it seems to cut out all the components that could potentially cause inflammation or general malaise without necessarily cutting out the options for a very tasty selection of meals. I have already become the person who puts beets and turmeric in my breakfast smoothies, so I think I’ve pretty much taken the first step in admitting that I’m not the girl who is able to eat what she wants anymore. And that recipe in the photo looks delicious! Wish me luck…..I’m goin’ in.