There are always critics with an abundance of reasons not to live a Paleo lifestyle. When you tell people that you are Paleo, they are either extremely curious about it or they question its legitimacy. Personally, I have had great success living Paleo. This blog was actually created to document what works and what doesn’t and to help guide people through the ups and downs of Paleo. If the lifestyle didn’t work, I wouldn’t waste my time writing anything other than a quick blurb about Paleo sucking and being a stupid sham. Well, it’s not a sham and Paleo works. We personally know of at least 15 people who follow our FB page and blog that have made dramatic/ positive changes in their health and well being by adopting a Paleo lifestyle. These are people that hadn’t heard of Paleo before or had heard of it, but quickly dismissed it because it appeared daunting or too extreme. Hey, at least they took the initiative to try it for themselves before taking the negative road. I typically hear criticisms like, “Paleo is a fad diet”, “you have to be rich to eat Paleo”, “eating the same as a caveman is impossible”, “Paleo is a cult”, “Paleo is too hard to do”. The critics go on and on, but that’s ok, their GMO powered brains don’t know any better. Critics may never understand Paleo or it may take something catastrophic to get their diet cleaned up. But, diet/ lifestyle choices are as personal as religion and politics. My mantra… do what works for you.
Some questions to ask yourself and figure out if you are on a healthy path… 1) do you have any current or recurring health issues, 2) is your stress level manageable, 3) are you comfortable with what you see in the mirror… naked, of course, 4) do you get enough sleep, 6) are you happy with yourself? If you answer “Yes” to all, keep doing what you are doing. If your lifestyle includes super sizing everything or thinking that Burger King’s new Satisfries, low-cal french fry recipe, is a gift from heaven, so be it. If it is truly working for you, keep on truckin’. If not, make some positive changes. Give Paleo a week to work its magic and you will be hooked. Over all, Paleo is very simple. Cut out the processed food, dairy and grains and eat fresh everything. If you love to spend money, get all organic produce, grass fed beef and free range, organic chicken. Whole foods is happy to help lighten your wallet. If you are on more of a budget, go with the conventional stuff. Just concentrate on fresh food and have fun trying some new recipes. The Paleo lifestyle is no walk in the park, but it is extremely doable and everyone will make some tweaks to their particular situation. We are here to help, so let us know your questions!