How To Get Started Eating Paleo

We are all brought to eating paleo for different reasons.  For some of us, eating paleo is a way to alleviate our symptoms.  For others, it is simply a way to eat healthier or lose some weight.  No matter what brought you to paleo eating,  the hardest part can be getting started.

The ever evolving paleo diet
How To Get Started Eating Paleo

We read little tidbits, here and there.  We research the rules of eating paleo.  We go out and purchase tons of fruits, veggies, and grass fed meats.

But, then, what do we do? 

For me, the greatest help, was finding a program I could easily follow.  I also wanted a program that would address my carb cravings.  Although I had gone gluten-free months before,  I was eating lots of gluten-free breads, corn chips, pretzels, and pasta.  I would also need a paleo program that would work with my special autoimmune needs.

Through my research, I found the perfect paleo program, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, by Diane Sanfilippo,Buy here
.  Her program had everything I needed.  I ordered her book from Amazon immediately.

Every month, Diane begins a new group to do The 21-Day Sugar Detox, together.  If you like group support, I highly recommend starting your program with one of these groups.  She posts daily motivation, check-ins, and updates through emails and Facebook.  I’ll provide the links at the end of this post.

I began my group program on January 6, 2014.  Every day, I posted about my experiences on Boho and Mo, my holistic lifestyle blog.  In case you haven’t read any of these posts, but, would like to,  I’m giving you links to each day’s post.  I highly recommend reading them, to get a sense of how the program works.

Day 1     Stuffed Chicken Breast with Bacon Avocado

Day 2     Zucchini in strainer

Day 3

Day 4     Burger with zucchini fries

Day 5     Spaghetti Squash with chicken and capers

Day 6     Bacon Wraps

Day 7     Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Day 8

Day 9     Inside out burger

Day 10

Day 11    Lamb shank

Day 12    Cajun Dirty Rice

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15    Baked Fish Fav

Day 16    Bacon wrapped chicken on arugula

Day 17    Stuffed Chicken breast with brussels

Day 18    Chicken legs with butternut squash hash

Day 19    Steak with Cauliflower mash

Day 20

Day 21    Beforenafter1

Reading these posts can give you a sense of what it’s like to follow a paleo program.  It’s much easier than trying to go about eating paleo on your own.  And, following this particular program, can help you get rid of those sugar and carb cravings.

My decision, after following The 21-Day Sugar Detox, was to continue eating paleo.  The fact that I felt so much better made it a pretty easy decision for me.  It is so much easier to follow a pre-set program, than to try to do things on your own.

I would like to let you know that I do not receive compensation for this opinion.  It’s simply the method I used to begin eating paleo.  I understand that not everything works for everybody.  But, I truly believe, this program will make going paleo so much easier for you.


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Did you have success with a different introduction to paleo eating? I would love to hear about your tips and successes. Please Comment!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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