Personalizing your Paleo Lifestyle

This is Rosie’s and my first post on our blog.  We want to start by talking about the paleo lifestyle.   Or more importantly YOUR paleo lifestyle.  Paleo is not a direct eating plan like a diet.  It is more of a set of guidelines for you to work with.  If you have an autoimmune disease or allergies to certain foods, then your lifestyle will naturally exclude the foods that cause such reactions.

The guidelines to paleo include these food groups: meat, vegetables, fruits, and health fats (avocados, coconut, animal fats).  The foods in these categories in their whole form are paleo.  Paleo does not consist of brownies made with almond flour, honey, and cacao powder.  While those can be healthier alternatives to brownies that are not gluten free, they are still brownies.  Because this way of eating is a lifestyle and not a diet, we believe there is room for these treats a couple times a week as long as you are eating a normal small portion of the dessert.  If you are turning the treat into a free-for-all and eating all the things you abstained from during the week then you are missing the point.

Get creative with your paleo lifestyle and make it your own.  Be sure to center most of your meals around meat, veggies, and healthy fats, but do not forget to include indulgences that you truly love and make them count.  Enjoy them slowly.  This is suppose to be fun and don’t be afraid to try new combinations of veggies, fruits, meats, and nuts.  The possibilities are endless.

6 thoughts on “Personalizing your Paleo Lifestyle”

  1. Erin, Rosie
    Very exciting to see your blog up and running. I can’t wait to see and share more information on the Paleo lifestyle. Great job!

  2. Great time at the dinner! JD wants to come to the next one, apparently, Erin speaks his language! Some insight in talking with Linzi’s friend, Lauren… It would be great if a few of us brought someone we are trying to convert, I mean, educate about the Paleo lifestyle and Lauren could tell first hand about the way factory farms are raising and slaughtering animals. Most of us are fairly aware of what goes on, but if we had a couple of newbies that are interested, but have not quite figured it out, it could be their tipping point! Lauren has been exposed first hand to general practices at UGA, things she talked about were disgusting. Just a thought, I know space is limited, but she kind of has a handle on the dark side, just a different angle. Thanks again for a great dinner, and Erin, especially for taking JD in!

    1. I think that’s a great idea! It would also help our Paleo Supper Club expand and it might even send a few more people to the farmer’s market to support the local farmers.

      I’m glad JD enjoyed it! Let him know next time that if he wants to bring some of his own games, that is perfectly fine with me.

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