When I first started my Paleo journey in 2013, it wasn’t as popular as it is now. I researched everything I could. I bought every book I could find. Food shopping would take me hours – I was learning new foods and I was reading every single label! Now, food shopping is much easier, plus, most of the food is fresh. I was lucky enough to have someone in my life who gave me a lot of advice and guidance – Dr. Noah. I have learned so much along the way. Dr. Noah has a podcast on iTunes – you should all go SUBSCRIBE – Beyond Your Wildest Genes.
Transitioning to Paleo can be difficult. You need to have support and the right tools. I spent 30 days focusing on Paleo – learning, adapting, and starting to love it. You should never deprive yourself, and there are ways to do everything Paleo-style, I promise.
Paleo refers to the way our ancestors used to eat in the Paleolithic era. The modern American diet is our worst enemy (but of course, this differs from person to person). You need to be eating whole, clean foods! No more GMO, processed, junk food. The whole foods have nutrients that our bodies need. Paleo is a lifestyle, not a fad diet – so if you adapt and you stick to it – it works! With Paleo you have to ditch grains, legumes, diary, sugar, and gluten – but in the end, it’s worth it. I never missed any of it.
I recommend sticking to a 30 day diet strictly – and then modifying it to fit your lifestyle. If you’re feeling good, you shouldn’t change a thing…but we are all wired differently.
“Just stick with it. What seems hard now, will one day be your warm up.”