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Friday, May 6, 2011

Paleo/Primal

Since being diagnosed (sort-of) with celiac disease, I have been doing a LOT of reading.
Everything I thought I knew about nutrition has been turned on its head, and I'm simply not sure of anything anymore.
I have been reading a lot about the 'Caveman' diet. My GP recommends it. So, I'm trying it out.
A lot more protein, veggies, but not potatoes or beans or lentils. A little fruit - mostly berries. No grains - not even rice, which I will miss a lot.

As a bonus, I expect to lose some weight. I had BETTER lose some weight. (in a few weeks we will go to Rarotonga. To a small resort that lists 'hammocking' as its prime sporting activity). Pacific Islands mean swimsuits, and I can't tell you when I last wore a swimsuit in public :-) I've taken 'before' photos - which will NEVER be published :-), but are a huge (!) incentive!

Rick bought home some lamb's liver (we call it lamb's fry - have no idea why). I cooked it with onions and garlic and bacon. I rolled the liver in my gluten-free flour mix (I know that is grains, but surely a very little can't hurt?), then I browned it, put the onions and bacon back in the pan and poured over some stock... let it simmer a bit - just till it thickens.
We had it with gai larn (Chinese broccoli) - Rick had mashed potatoes too. It was tasty and very satisfying.

4 comments:

inag said...

I have heard great things about the Paleo diet. I don't do Paleo, but must say on the occasional day where I have no grains - I really notice a difference! It is always in the back of my mind to go Paleo/Primal...I just can't imagine life without bread, or at least having bread once in a while. Maybe I could go Paleo half and half? :)

Bodacious Boomer said...

Is Rareotonga for real? Are you sure you didn't have a glass of wine and just make it up? :)

Let us know how your new plan works out for you.

julianne said...

Hi Janet,
I saw your comment on Jamie's post. (He and I are 2 of 3 paleo nutritionists in NZ as far as I know)
Hi from Auckland! That is great to hear a doctor recommending paleo - who is your doctor?

my darling lemon thyme said...

How cool is that that your doctors recommended a change in diet! I've always found that to be the last thing they recommend, way after the drug prescription that is. Good luck with your new eating plan and have fun in Rarotonga!