I celebrated by birthday two days ago with a gift to myself; the launch of my first blog! I am so excited to share how I lost over 60 pounds following paleo. I am frequently asked how I have lost all my weight. When I tell people I have been following the paleo lifestyle, very few people have any knowledge on what the word paleo means. When I reply, “no grains, no dairy, no soy, no processed sugars; basically I eat whole foods.” I get this look of what is left to eat?!?! Coming from a self proclaimed foode I have found I didn’t have to compromise the love of food I have. My secret has been finding a paleo version of the things I used to love to eat. The most amazing change has been my relationship with food. Food no longer has control over me. What a freeing experience!!! I hear people all the time talking about going on “diets,” trying to cut back, eating frozen processed meals to save some calories. I am here to share my experience in hopes of helping others find their food freedom all while enjoying food!
I started my paleo journey with
The Whole30 program by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig 12 days after I delivered my second child. It was during my newborn photo session, our photographer mentioned that she did the while pregnant. That day, I immediately started researching and read that there was a section in their book on how to follow if pregnant or breast feeding. Since I am a nursing mom, not affecting my milk supply was very important to me. I knew my sugar cravings were really bad and this is what I needed. I completed 120 days of
The Whole30 before going more paleo.
I started July 1, 2015 with my mom. I lost 7 or 8 pounds the first month and continued to lose 8 lbs a month constantly for the next 5 months. That’s huge y’all! Every three months I was dropping a pant size. Now I am at a total of 63 pounds. Especially in the beginning, I loved reading success stories for motivation. Now I want to pay it forward and hopefully help others to not only be motivated, but how to enjoy yummy paleo foods and how we make it work in our family with little ones and a budget!