On the road to feeling good #goingpaleo

Here I am again, attempting to guide my whole family to a feel- good way of eating. I don’t want to say healthier because let’s face it – everyone has their own idea of healthy!

If you don’t know what the Paleo diet looks like, in short -it is eating mostly only eggs, meats (especially those like organ meats), nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and spices. No white flours, very specific sugars like coconut sugar or raw honey, no dairy šŸ˜­ and *ALMOST* nothing packaged (since this way of eating has become so popular in the past years, more packaged items have become paleo friendly) . Obviously it gets more complex and there are some exceptions here and there.

Paleo for me is not just a fad – it’s a way of eating that helps ME to feel good. A few years ago I found out I have an auto-immune disease and it all made sense! Why I always feel junky, cant loose weight, crappy moods, low energy, etc. Plus, I just had the Mirena IUD for 9 months and I felt all the above x300 with it. But that’s a story for another day! It was time for a change, I wanted to feel better, look less like I was 6 months pregnant (from bloat) and I wanted to share all this with my family too.

Looking back, I’m able to realize that my biggest mistake was trying to go paleo cold-turkey. Most books that I’d read in regards to being completely Paleo will tell you to raid your pantry and toss EVERYTHING that doesn’t meet Paleo standards, but if you’re on a low budget like me, that’s just not happening!

After reading Real Life Paleo, I felt even more confident to do this long term because Stacy tells you to throw out the biggest offenders (in my case that would be milk, cereal, tortillas šŸ˜– and beans) and simply just stop buying the stuff that isn’t Paleo! So thats the part that I am on, I’m going to make a separate post next for my most recent grocery haul & my favorite snacks.

Author: Simply Lizz

Well, hello! I'm Lizz! Married, Mommy of 2, worked with children of all ages since I was 14 years old, now that I've had my own children I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home do-it-all Stay tuned for recipes, crafts, tips and probably the occasional rant :) -simply lizz

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