The Paleo Diet…often controversial among Believers in Christ Jesus. I want to make very clear that even though we do “the Paleo Diet”, we do NOT agree with the evolutionary beliefs it stems from. Some of you are really confused, not even knowing what the Paleo Diet was to start with. The thought process stems from the supposed “paleolithic era” when men were hunters and gatherers. Sure, our ancestors maybe ate this way, but I don’t believe the earth has been around for millions of years and I certainly don’t believe we evolved from animals. I believe God created man on the sixth day of creation, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’…God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:26a, 31)
Basically, the Paleo Diet consists of eating meats, veggies, healthy fats (coconut oil, avocados, nuts, eggs), and fruit. It eliminates grains (especially ones that contain gluten, but also rice and corn), refined sugars, dairy, vegetable oils, legumes (including peanuts), potatoes, and soy. The diet encourages organic foods as much as possible and grass-fed meats that are antibiotic and hormone-free.
Here are some of the things I have noticed in my life as a result of switching to the Paleo Diet:
1. Hormonal stability/balance
2. More energy
3. More motivation
4. Clarity of thought/less spacey
5. Increased memory
6. Less sleepy
7. Less headaches
8. Increased circulation (I’m not as cold as I used to be though this winter will be an excellent test for that.)
People often do the Paleo Diet with the plan “to live longer”. I might die tomorrow in a car crash–God only knows. I’m not doing this diet to live longer, but to try to live healthier as long as I live. And because of the benefits I’ve seen in my own life the first couple months, I’m excited to keep on with it!