Why Paleo? Why Now?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I've gone Paleo! Well, not completely. I've never been strict when it comes to eating, and I still truly believe moderation in all things. I'm trying to make my dinner as Paleo as possible, while working towards that goal for the other meals. I hate to jump into something full swing, especially since I don't have the luxury of time, and meal planning. Dinnertime is easier since Brandon can watch Mason while I make dinner, or I can put on some YouTube videos for him to watch while I make dinner, and we wait for Brandon to come home from work. 

When I first told Brandon that I wanted us to go Paleo, he asked why Paleo? and why now? The question of why Paleo is due to me simply seeing the cookbooks at Costco. Every time Mason and I go to Costco, I always go and peruse the book section, and over the past couple of months, they have been having a lot of Paleo books there and the food looks really tasty and healthy so it's stuck with me. Also, we have two friends that are die-hard Paleo-(tians???) so I have heard the term being thrown around. The recipes themselves seem like what I would prefer to eat anyways. I've also stopped eating a lot of diary for one reason or another so it seems to fit. My nemesis is carbohydrates so I am going to work on that as I make my journey to completely Paleo. 

The question of why now? stems from several things. First and foremost, over the last couple of years, I have grown allergic to many of the melons and sweets that I grew up eating. I have no idea why but I do know that there are a couple of people on my mom's side that has seem to have the same thing. In my (probably uneducated mind), I have reasoned this to be due to environmental issues in the food that I am consuming, or possibly even the breakdown of my body. I've mentioned my allergies to my doctors before, and they have simply told me to avoid those foods without giving me a satisfactory explanation. 

The second reason as to why now is that I've started just being super lethargic. I've always been one that needs the extra sleep, the extra nap, but now more then ever, I just feel tired a lot of the time, and since Mason is super active, I need to keep my body healthy in order to keep up with him. 

Finally, I'm getting older and the older I get, the more I realized that I'm still quite young and I want to feel this way for a long time which means taking care of my body. 

These two books are on sale at Costco. The prices are better then on Amazon, so get yours there!

Thursday's dinner. Stove-top chicken tenderloins, sautéed asparagus, guacamole and white corn chips. The Paleo recipe needed to be marinaded overnight so I had to make a quick meal, and the guacamole was what I was craving. 

Friday's dinner. Thai beef and cucumber salad. This recipe is from The Paleo Foodie Cookbook. This dish was so yummy! Brandon said this is probably his favorite dish so far in our many years of marriage. The basil and cilantro made this dish taste so fresh. The dressing has chili pepper in it, so it has a nice bite to it. Overall, so yummy!

Thanks for reading, and I'll be sure to share what we ate for dinner for the week on my Friday post!

Happy weekend! 


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kaolee!
    Let us know how you guys get on with the Paleo diet! I've never tried it, but at home I just cook vegan and gluten-free. I started as a way to lower inflammation in my body because of my endometriosis, but I did find when I was being too strict (eating that way even when I was out socially), it caused me to much stress. I think working paleo changes in slowly is a great way to start. Hope you feel more rested and energetic -- I definitely did after cleaning up my diet.


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