To Paleo, or not to Paleo….that is the question

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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.

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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.

 

 

8 thoughts on “To Paleo, or not to Paleo….that is the question

  1. I’m on day 71 of eating Paleo. I’ve been struggling with high blood pressure for a while now, but when even a little sodium started causing my heart to run rampant in my chest (palpitations), I opted to turn to clean eating the Paleo way. I love to cook, so experimenting in the kitchen or following recipes is not a problem. My heart has settled down nicely, digestive problems and acid reflux are a thing of the past, and the best news for me is that I’ve lost 25 pounds already. Even my family is enjoying the food I’m cooking.

    Turmeric … I’ve been using turmeric and taking curcumin for about five years now. Fabulous stuff and works wonders for pain. Now I just have to try the beet dip recipe for veggies I recently jotted down. 🙂

    Good luck with your new way of eating!

    • I agree with so much of that. My digestive problems are a thing of the past, I’m sleeping better, my energy is so much better than it was and I just feel better. I’m adjusting recipes to Paleo and loving every minute of it. Turmeric goes in my smoothies in the morning as well as beets and spinach. This is a whole new way of life for me and I’m really enjoying it. And in one week I’m down 4 pounds. If you have any great recipes you want to share, please feel free to send them along and I will do the same.

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