It’s been a few days since we began the paleo challenge. How are you doing? What has been the biggest change for you?
I’d love to hear from you. The paleo journey is unique for every person. I have yet to run into someone that went paleo, ate lots of good fat and protein, but had a negative result. I don’t think most people realize the negative effects of the Standard American Diet until they eliminate the foods that cause them the most discomfort.
I’m No Angel
I’ll be honest. A few days before the challenge, I decided that I have been “good” for about 5 months and I wanted to treat myself. I ate regular, cookie and candy loaded ice cream and even some fudge brownies. I didn’t eat pizza or pasta because I’ve learned my lesson on how those make me feel!!
You know what I noticed? I noticed that I was bloated, constantly hungry, could feel my sugar highs and lows, and that my stomach was upset. My skin broke out and I gained weight. I also had bad dreams.
Isn’t it crazy how powerful our food choices are in our well being? You’d think that would be a no-brainer, but in our pill-popping society, I think a lot of people have forgotten that a good diet can go a long way to overall health.