When I found out I could no longer eat grains, dairy, and all of my favorite foods that were made out of those things, I was devastated.
I cried and felt sorry for myself. I thought I was the only person on the planet who couldn’t eat Oreos anymore.
When I went Paleo, I thought my eating life was over – that I’d never enjoy anything even resembling my favorite, comforting foods again:
Do those non-Paleo comfort foods keep you from staying Paleo and having the body and health you know you would have if you could JUST STAY ON THE DIET?
I mean, you probably feel like crap after eating those foods, anyway – the breads, cheeses, cakes, pizzas – you know what I’m talking about. Why do we call them our favorite foods if they make us feel bad?
Like me, you probably feel awful after every time you eat the foods your body doesn’t like (dairy and grains, usually), and then end up regretting every second of your splurge.
That’s how it was for me. Finally, I accepted my dietary fate and decided to make lemonade out of lemons: I went on a mission to try to make my old comfort foods using only Paleo ingredients.
My family and I experimented over and over with breads, pot pies, ice creams, crepes, brownies, and all the other things I love. And now…
I no longer am even tempted by the comfort foods all over grocery stores and restaurants (and everywhere I go, for that matter).
I know that I can make my own, much healthier, and often more delicious versions of those foods. And I won’t get the bloating, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms I used to get.
Moreover, I got down to the weight I’ve always wanted to be at and never gained it back, even though I’m eating these comfort foods every day!
I made this cookbook so that you can feel free to eat foods that taste delicious, remind you of happy times, AND keep your health and waistline at their best. When I finally unlocked these recipes, I felt like I’d been let out of Paleo food jail, and I could finally live a normal life again.
Even if you are one of those people who needs to be super low carb, I have a sneaking suspicion that you “cheat” sometimes on your old favorites, and then you probably feel sick.
The whole point of the diet is to take out the inflammatory foods that are causing weight gain and symptoms – the point is to take out the foods that we didn’t evolve eating.
When I stopped eating gluten, I lost 15 pounds in a month. It wasn’t because I stopped eating carbs during that time – it was just that the gluten had been keeping water weight on me and making me inflamed and puffy.
Instead, you’ll be using things like coconut flour, almond…