Going Paleo (and gluten-free) changed my life for the better. Here’s 5 reasons why.
I actually think about what I eat.
I don’t mindlessly snack and eat til my stomach hurts anymore. This in itself is amazing for someone that had an eating disorder. I used to eat SO MUCH PASTA. And i didn’t know why I felt sick and spent so much time running to the bathroom!
I eat healthier.
With the structure of basing a meal around a protein and veggies, it takes a lot of the temptation of overeating out by default. It’s pretty hard to overeat protein and fat; it’s so filling! These days I snack on veggies or cold cuts. In fact, I might eat more vegetables that some vegetarians!
I feel good about food.
Eating is enjoyable. I used to feel guilty about eating, and it’d end up being a painful cycle of stuffing myself, feeling shitty and then eating again to comfort myself.
I listen to my body, and realize that food can be medicine too.
That isn’t to say that mainstream medicine is useless, it’s not. It has uses where appropriate. But when everything is balanced inside you on a day to day basis, it’s easier to pinpoint what might be going wrong. If I normally eat clean, then eat a donut and feel sick a short time later – odds are that donut is the culprit!
Lastly, eating Paleo completely reshaped my body.
By virtue of taking out the grains and processed food in my diet, I dropped quite a bit of weight, my health improved, and I actually sleep regularly now.
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