Happy Wednesday!! Let’s throw it back to 2012 because I’m always way behind on trends and today’s topic – the Paleo diet – is no exception. The Paleo diet started becoming trendy in 2012 and in 2013 it was the most searched diet term. Clearly
To help treat a mild health concern (nothing major to worry about, I promise!) we are spending October following a Paleo diet. To Paleo purists, I’m sure we’re doing it wrong. We are focused primarily on cutting out carbs and sugars to focus on lean meat and vegetables. Pork and shellfish are also off the menu because of our faith although I see a lot of Paleo recipes on Pinterest featuring pork and shellfish. I’m just like, surely I can substitute chicken or salmon and be fine, right? It can’t be that complicated. Paleo isn’t so restrictive that I can’t just sub a protein, right?
I mentioned our Paleoctober journey to a co-worker and she immediately said, “But what about Halloween?!”. I totally get it but other than our scavenger hunts, we don’t really do Halloween around here so I don’t imagine it affecting us too much. We don’t have kids and we won’t be home on Halloween to accept trick-or-treaters so there won’t be a need for a big supply of Halloween candy.
I’m not sure how long we’ll stick with the Paleo diet after October because it seems a bit too restrictive to me in some places and it encourages eating other foods we avoid but I feel like I’m down for 31 days and it’ll be a great experiment. Plus, I need to get healthier so anything that’s forcing me to cut sugar and eat my veggies is a good thing.
I have a feeling we’re going to end up somewhere between a Paleo diet and the Maker’s diet (aka the Bible diet) when this is all over. We don’t agree with either of them in totality but they have great points I feel we could combine into something that works for us and the health issue we are trying to address.
I’m not trying to do the whole vague-blogging thing here but the health issue pertains to Brandon and it’s not something he’s cool with me sharing publicly. It’s nothing super serious, it’s nothing to worry about, it’s just something we need to adjust our diet for over the next month or two. No stressing, ok? It’s all good.
So, here we go and if you’re doing the Paleo thing too use #paleoctober on IG so I can see your recipes and follow along.