I live what’s known as a “Paleo lifestyle.” It’s not a diet, it’s how I live my life. I began eating Paleo when, during my pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My doctor told me to check my blood sugars and report back. He did not, however, have any interest in what I was eating. Knowing that what I ate would affect my blood sugar levels, I decided to keep track on my own. Right away I could spot what I needed to cut out of my diet, which sugary juices seemed to be a big part of! Pink lemonade was my biggest craving! Well, it doesn’t work in this lifestyle. Eventually I was prescribed insulin to control my after dinner spikes. What? We like dessert! Something had to change… I was worried, I did not want to become insulin resistant or upset my body’s balance. There must be a way to control this without medicine, I thought, and so I asked the internet for answers. One of the first things I came across was a blog started by a high school classmate and old friend of mine, the Civilized Caveman. George has been a great part of my Paleo journey and has my true thanks. His recipes are awesome, definitely check out his site.
The Paleo diet is pretty easy as far as what it includes:
- Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil1
However, due to all the conveniences in today’s world it is quite difficult to eat this way. There are impurities and temptation everywhere.
1.From Robb Wolf’s FAQs