I cannot believe it has been over a year and a half since I began this Paleo “diet”. I cannot stress enough that this is not a diet! I know, because I’ve done diets before and nothing compares to the ease and benefits of Paleo.
For one, I have been doing this a year and a half and nobody diets for that long. Diets are a way to lose weight fast but rarely do you keep the weight off. I started out weighing 214 pounds and have been at 183 – 185 for almost a year. This has not been a roller coaster of losing weight, putting it back on, losing it again, etc. I have been able to keep the weight off without adhering to strict rules, calorie counting or points. I simply eat the foods I know are good for me and by doing this, I rarely get hungry. Also, I feel different. My constant back pain is no longer, which I attribute to both losing weight as well as reduced inflammation. The way I was eating before (lots of carbs and bad food choices) included so many foods that were inflammatory and Paleo foods are VERY anti-Inflammatory.