As I’ve mentioned, I started this diet purely out of curiosity. I knew my friend’s testimonial was true. She was leading a Whole30 http://whole9life.com/start/ challenge, so I jumped on the bandwagon. I was also skeptical. I think doctors are good guys. If they tell me whole grains are good for me, I’m inclined to believe them. But after just a few days, I started seeing results. That led me to start doing some serious research. I thought dairy might be the culprit for my allergies. I was pretty sure I wasn’t celiac, so giving up whole grains and legumes seemed very counterintuitive. It turns out, those were the most important foods for me to eliminate. Here is a good article about the effects of gluten on people suffering from one of the many autoimmune disorders: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/01/eating-wheat-causes-symptoms-in-some.html?m=1. But why would I want to eliminate rice and beans? Here’s an answer to that. http://www.limitless365.com/2012/11/04/paleo-why-no-grains-dairy-and-legumes/. I’m listening now.
Breakfast: paleo pancakes and a strawberry smoothie
Lunch: scrambled eggs with pepperoni and vegetables; a banana
Snack: paleo chocolate
Dinner: salad; Chicken Carbonara on Spaghetti Squash