Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Getting Started

Some of you may be asking what is the Paleo Lifestyle, I don't like using the word diet because for me it does not apply to this because I am not eating this way to lose weight (althought it is a nice perk, LOL). For those of you who are already familiar with Paleo please bare with me while i make it a little simplier to understand. When you eat Paleo you are eating the way your body was intended eat and process food that will benifit use to the best of it's abilities.  So here is a simple list with the things that you should try to avoid and the one's you should eat.

Avoid the following:

· Grains- including bread, pasta, noodles
· Beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas and peas
· Potatoes
· Dairy products
· All Refined Sugar
· Salt

Eat the following:

· Meat, chicken and fish
· Eggs
· Fruit
· Vegetables
· Nuts, eg. walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, almond. Do not eat peanuts (a bean)
· Berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.
· Root vegetables- carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, Swedes
· Organ meats- liver and kidneys

Now that you have read the list and had a minute for it to sink you in, you might be saying: What the heck am I suppose to eat since all the good things have been taken off of the list of things to eat. Well let me tell you you will be surprised at the quality and taste of the foods that have just opened up to you. I will do the best i can to share as many wonderful recipes with you and if you don't always find what you are looking for there are always so many wonderful places to find them as I will later be sharing with you all.
Remember you are only limited by your imagination!! I am so looking forward to this wonderful journey with you all.

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