So Here I Am

So Here I Am

Did you come into this whole paleo-thing thinking, “Oh, I’m going to lose all this weight, I’m going to heal my gut, I’m going to fix my [whatever] and everything’s going to be all perfect?

And that didn’t happen?

Ok, but some things got better with paleo, right?

Until all the problems started to return.  IBS-C.  Dysbiosis.  Food sensitivities–lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant, FODMAP intolerances.  Creeping weight gain around the middle.

But it was the out-of-control hunger and cravings post-Christmas that put me over the edge.  I didn’t eat much junk through the holidays, but something snapped and I was STARVING 24/7.  I could not stop stuffing food in my mouth and could not reign it in.

Remember the scene from Notting Hill?  When Julia Roberts says,

“I’ve been on a diet every day since I was nineteen, which basically means I’ve been hungry for a decade.”  I was never, ever not hungry anymore.

And one day it just dawned on me.  Cold-turkey ketosis.  My son had tried it and swore he wasn’t even really hungry after the first couple of days.  Not hungry?  Is that even possible?  And so here I am.

Over the next few posts, I’ll tell you what a typical day of eating means now, and what has worked, what hasn’t.

In the meantime, if you are curious about how paleo and keto can work together, check out my 2 favorite resources:

  1.  Blogger and Holistic Nutritionist Leanne Vogel at Healthful Pursuit.  She has been an absolute inspiration to me.  A blog, recipes, videos, and a podcast.  She has it all.
  2. The Keto Diet Blog by Martina–this site is chock-full of recipes and a very straight-forward approach to paleo-keto eating.

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