The first time I heard of the paleo diet I was incredulous that people could deny themselves the very thing which I love – bread. How else can one sustain oneself? I relied on this food so much to keep me full, satisfied. And it is everywhere! Waffles, pancakes, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, etc. Never mind denying yourself something you love, what else is there possibly to feast on?
But this first 3-week trial would prove how dependent I’d become on bread for my diet. And as I was forced to look for other options, I realized that indeed one can rely on other things, better things, more nutrient and vitamin-rich foods. I started substituting baked sweet potato for my bread in the morning, eating steamed cabbage as substitutes for wraps, and snacking on almonds and cashews.
We relaxed our diet after a successful 3 weeks and everything went off kilter after that. This blog is my attempt to find a way to keep myself accountable – to really give this paleo a long-term try, and document its benefits on my way. And maybe perhaps inspire some of you to try this, too.
I will begin this diet officially after my return from Montreal, Canada. Oh, the sacrifices to be made… but hopefully even more to gain!