April 1st was day numero uno. Matt and I embarked on a new adventure. We started eating like cavemen, women. We are always excited to try new things and see how it makes us feel, hopefully for the better, but not always. I love to test myself and just see how long I can withstand from the foods I love most in the world. So without thinking about it further and triple guessing myself, we began the Paleo diet.
I love the idea of getting back to our roots, and yes, you can find enough information anywhere to support your theory, whether you are vegan, veggie, Paleo, or none of the above, there is enough information to support whatever you think is right. I’m not saying that Paleo is the way to go, I’m just saying, “let’s give it a try”. I tried out vegetarianism before, lasted almost a 2 years. I also was a vegan for a substantially less amount of time, approximately 22 days. But, none the less, Paleo full throttle is next on the docket.
What is the Paleo Diet? I have kind of dumbed it down for myself, so I’ll share my theory with you. The Paleo diet is eating foods that our old old ancestors ate. There were no refined sugars, so sorry, their out. There were no processed snack foods back in the day of hunting for your meals. There were no alcoholic beverages (oh my! I may play around with this one a bit). Not even starches or grains were present in the Paleolithic period. There was meat, fish, poultry, fruits, veggies, and nuts. I’m probably missing something :). So, I will keep you updated on our progress and symptoms from the lack of every day added in sugars. To bad the cavemen hadn’t discovered chocolate.
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