What I’m all About

My husband and I recently started a Paleo diet. Which is to say, it’s not really a diet, but a lifestyle change. Since “dabbling” in it for almost 2 weeks, I have noticed a difference in my weight. This has further excited me to stick to the plan. Cut out the carbs, toss the sugar and eat more naturally.

I will be posting my recipes online here. Mostly to share them with my kids, friends and relatives. I look forward to comments, suggestions and creative criticism.


23 thoughts on “What I’m all About

    • Thanks! I’d do better if my husband wasn’t cheating all the time. I don’t think my 2nd week is going to be as good as my first. But I’ll keep on going! I do feel so much better since dumping the gluten and dairy.

  1. It is really exciting to read about your first two weeks eating Paleo. It is amazing how quickly you can see and feel the difference. It’s been 7 years gluten-free and 2 years Paleo and is a lifestyle I embrace.
    It is so worth the change…

  2. My interest in such a diet is first and foremost academic. I try my darnedest to make choices about my health based on solid scientific evidence. I am a teacher of sociology, and therefore have an interest in the social effects of our food choices. The thing that made me think seriously about this was this article, which appeared in Discover magazine in 1987 (but which I read for the first time around 1997): http://www.ditext.com/diamond/mistake.html

    Since then the author, Jared Diamond, has become something of an intellectual hero of mine. What he says about the history of food technology dovetails nicely with my understanding of the paleo diet…but I’d love to hear what you think about it.

    I look forward to more recipe inspiration from you!


  3. Thanks for following my blog. Your own here looks great. Wonderful looking recipes and other outstanding posts too. Big Questions for Small Minds’ piece on religious intolerance was excellent. Thanks for re-blogging it. … I’m going right now and β€œliking” the original too. Much obliged to you here for pointing it out. Best!

    Luke Rondinaro
    Dianoilogos Blog

  4. i’ve been reading/hearing about the benefits of a paleo lifestyle everywhere i turn lately! love the look of your blog and am going to try out some of the recipes πŸ™‚

    • we love eating Paleo and I love cooking. It’s so easy and good for you πŸ™‚ I’ve had so many health benefits from it. I’ll never go back to processed foods, sugar or flour. Good luck to you and enjoy! Thanks for the comment!!

  5. I like your “lifestyle” approach. In my work with people with eating disorders or those trying to lose weight, I always emphasize the importance of changing your lifestyle. The word “diet” means I will eat a certain way until I reach a certain goal, then I will return to eating the way I used to.
    Only lifestyle changes are long lasting.

  6. Hey, have you researched wheat at all? I find that when I’m not eating wheat, I can almost literally feel my insides working properly. I feel constantly excited to be alive. Wheat is definitely not man’s greatest genetic invention. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I haven’t come up with any of my own recipes, but I do a lot of “field testing” πŸ™‚
      I look forward to more of your posts! I’m really interested in wilderness medicine now….all because of you. I’m hoping to get back into EMT school next year and do some wilderness survival training & S.A.R.

      • Really interested in your lifestyle change. I cut out processed foods a long time ago. Find it hard to kick wheat and rice though, but maybe I shoudl. Can I ask you if ‘wine’ is allowed?

      • Well, it isn’t exactly “paleo” but I do drink a little red wine now and then. Check out this thread from the forum on Mark’s Daily Apple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread40308.html As for wheat and rice, dump the wheat…rice once in a great while is alright, certainly not detrimental. However wheat can cause some terrible inflammation in the body. There are lots of articles about wheat/gluten and how bad it really is for your body. I am SO glad I gave it up. I’ve cured my IBS (for the most part) and my reflux disease just by dumping that stuff. Good luck to you and thanks for commenting.

    • I LOvE them! Thank goodness I got to wear them for a little while before it turned fairly cold here. I even wore them on our trip to Illiois. We now have snow here above 11,000 feet! Thank goodness I live at 8811 feet πŸ™‚

  7. Hi, I am trying to find Tracy Kearns Caracker – is this you? Many thanks!
    Steve Hersey, descendant of Kearns families from Bangor, ME.

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