A-paleo-gy

See how I did that? Clever huh. No? Yeah my fiancé thought it was naff too.

But in all seriousness, I owe an apology to one of my amazing workmates.

This may be hard to believe, but before my born-again, reincarnation as a healthy person, I was a total sceptic of eating plans that shunned having eight teaspoons of sugar in your coffee and eating ice cream for breakfast. Live by the cronut, die by the cronut.

When my amazing workmate told me about her paleo way of eating, the amount of scorn I heaped on her now makes me hang my head in shame. At the time (and this was not that long ago) it was completely beyond me why anyone would want to eat like the cavemen did. Great, all you get to eat is nuts and seeds and then a sabertooth tiger goes and eats you. How wildly unsatisfying.

Like most uninformed people who like to have an opinion, I would jest, eye-roll, mock, scoff and generally act like an ass every time my amazing workmate bought out her lunch.

My stash of paleo food for one night away from home.

My stash of paleo food for one night away from home.

Well shut me up.

Just about everything I’ve been baking lately is a paleo recipe. It wasn’t initially intentional but turns out paleo baking recipes are awesome! I made this paleo chocolate fudge and it rocked my world. It has quite an unusual texture (I think that may be user error) but it is absolutely delicious.  My amazing workmate has even been sharing her paleo baking with me, and without the slightest “I told you so”. I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!

As I said in an earlier post, there are bits and pieces of different meal plans (‘diet’ is such a nasty word isn’t it??) that I really dig so I incorporate bits of lots of them. I will never be able to give up grains (quinoa and I are in love) but actually, the premise of paleo is pretty smart.

There are a billion different resources on paleo and they all have a slightly different message depending on what they’re trying to spin. The page on paleo on Wikipedia provides a pretty balanced argument but a simple Google search will provide you with more than enough resources. I particularly like The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet by the awesomely geeky Nerd Fitness. Do some research and see if it, or parts of it, are right for you.

So amazing workmate out there, you know who you are, I a-paleo-gise. Please except my a-paleo-gy. A thousand a-paleo-gies. See?! It never gets old 🙂 Enjoy the ride.

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