So today marks the start of Paleo May. For those of you unfamiliar with the Paleo or “caveman” way of eating, it’s based on the notion that we should be eating the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors did, before the farming and dairy industries brought us processed grains and milk and cheese. So this means no grains (bread, pasta, corn, rice etc), white potato, dairy, legumes, sugar or processed foods. Foods to eat include: grass fed meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, nuts, seeds, all non-starchy vegetables, some starchy vegetables and small amounts of fruit. Read more at Nom Nom Paleo.
To be honest, I don’t necessarily agree with all the theories behind the Paleo approach. I’ve read plenty of articles that debunk various Paleo ‘myths’, but there’s always another source out there that debunks the debunking. I don’t even know what to believe anymore! What I do believe is that there are many different ways to eating ‘healthily’; it’s just a matter of what works for you. Up until this month, I have actually been cutting down on my meat consumption, limiting it to a couple of servings a week, and eating mainly oily fish and eggs as my source of animal protein. Eating a plant-based diet I find works really well for me. It gives me energy, I don’t get bloated, and I find it extremely satisfying. [Read more…]