Hey everybody what’s going on?
As most readers probably know I’ve been following a paleo diet, as outlined on Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution,” since March of 2012.
I was a dedicated low carb’er for 4 years prior, but felt as though I had gone as far as I could go with it, and truth be told, my siding with the “dark side” of low carb’ing, as I deem it, by relying on artificial sweeteners, fast food fixes and other high-tech/low-carb foods, left me feeling as though I had gone astray from healthy eating, even if I had removed grains and processed sugars from my diet.
Naturally, this was by my own design and the low carb path needn’t lead somewhere here anymore than a heavy metal album may lead someone to satanic rituals, but I needed something different and based on the results I had seen my paleo friends getting from their diet, my own research and focusing on foods in their most natural form, I was a convert from the beginning.
Paleo recipes rival or smash that of their gluten and dairy rich counterparts. People ask me all of the time if it is difficult to stick to, probably because they a) think it’s nuts, but b) they hear what it’s all about and it makes sense. The short answer to the question is yes. It is difficult to stick to.
The pre-made, grab and go solutions to hunger are few and far between; which is why as of late I’ve been trying to focus on eating 2x per-day.
The longer answer is “yes- it’s difficult to stick to, but not impossible, and over the short and long term the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. It’s easy to stick to because you will want to. The online community of paleo dieters is awesome and finding recipes is very easy, as are some of the recipes themselves. It is an affordable diet as well.”
This is a little longer than I usually like to write on here and it wasn’t even what I signed on to write about- so I’m’a wrap it up here. Hope everyone’s had a great weekend and if you happen to have Labor Day off, enjoy!
If you have any questions or want to talk paleo, feel free to comment.