Welcome to Munch on Celery!
I can honestly say that I completed 28 of the 30 days of the Autoimmune Solution by Amy Meyers, MD. Ok I admit it 27 and ¾ days if I take New Year’s Eve dinner off the menu. I am proud of myself for sticking with the program which propelled me to embark on the Paleo diet. Rather, I should say lifestyle because to me it’s a lifestyle that I am adopting and not a diet at all. I did notice while on the AI Solution that I had more energy, I slept better, and I didn’t have as much brain fog. Personally I feel that just eliminating sugar from one’s diet is a feat in itself let alone eliminating gluten, grains, dairy, egg, tomatoes, eggplants, legumes, and processed food. It just forces one to really think about what they are going to have for meals and what they are going to cook for those meals. Thank goodness for the meal plans and shopping lists.
The Paleo diet is quite interesting as well, it follows the same sort of principle as the Autoimmune Solution you cannot have the following items:
- Processed foods
- Refined sugar
With that being said there are some great websites and cookbooks out there than can help you transition to a Paleo diet. I chose to visit the local library and checked out some cookbooks to help me put together some recipes that I can refer to when I need ideas for breakfast, lunch and supper. I have checked out a few sites and here are some of the ones that I think have a wealth of information if are interested in learning more.
Eating Paleo has been fine for the most part I do like it. One has to remember that you are planning, shopping, preparing and cooking your meals. Also, don’t beat yourself up for eating something that is not Paleo, after-all you are only human and you are on a journey towards better health. Dust yourself off and start anew with your next meal.
In the next few posts I will share recipes that I have found and made.
Until next time!