I have been eating the Paleo way for 2 weeks. I am feeling more alert, less bloated and as of today I am not even that hungry between meals. I did miss carbs, all that white unhealthy stuff we stuff in our face without thinking. I have come to realize that the one food I reach when I am in a hurry or being lazy was always carb related. I use to think it was because I craved carbs, but it seems most prepackaged, easy to grab for foods are carb laden. Now that I am eating healthier I now grab walnuts or almonds, fresh fruit and vegetables. I must come clean about my one non paleo food I have on high stress days………. dark chocolate M&M’s.
I came across this article about dairy and the Paleo diet, so I am sharing the high points.
Did you know we are the animal in the world who drinks milk beyond infancy? Most milk products contain palmitic and myristic fatty acids, substance that elevate blood cholesterol. A lot of people are lactose intolerant and would feel a lot better if they gave up all milk products. But this is easier said than done for people who LOVE milk. My husband loves milk and is intolerant to it, but this does not stop him from drinking it, go figure!
IDEAS FOR DAIRY LOVERS
Raw, fermented. full-fat dairy is probably best if you can not stop eating or drinking dairy.
Raw Butter & Cream: are free of most lactose ( a sugar present in milk ) and casein ( the main protein present in milk and (in coagulated form) in cheese. It is used in processed foods and in adhesives, paints, and other industrial products) I think casein sounds disgusting!
Goats Milk: close as you can get to breast milk, who knew!
Ghee : clarified butter made from the milk of a buffalo or cow, used in Indian cooking. Made from Grass fed cows is the best. Pure animal fat with no lactose or casein. Here is a link for how to make Ghee from butter.