Proverbs31Mom Posted December 31, 2013 Share Posted December 31, 2013 I am a single mom who has had a lifelong unhealthy eating habits lifestyle ever since I was in elementary school. I am now 48 years old and have struggled with my bad eating habits and weight for many, many years. I started reading the book, "It Starts with Food" recommended by a long-time friend of mine who told me about the Paleo way and highly recommended it. I have 2 children at home still, ages 8 and 13, who have also formed bad eating habits. I really want to eat healthy now that I'm getting older and realizing the impact of my bad eating habits not only on myself but also my children. I am curious to know if this is expensive to eat healthier with all the organic products and unusual foods that are recommended. As I stated, I am a single mom and have to watch my finances closely. My friend loaned me her copy of this book back in June of this year but I never read past the 1st chapter. She told me the things she had to give up which honestly impressed me that she gave some of these things up as I knew her well enough that these things in her diet were major sacrifices...such as giving up her several lattes every day. She told me though that she hasn't had one migraine since she started eating Paleo in October of 2012 and this was June, 2013 that she told me this. This was very impressive to me. However, not impressive enough that I was willing to give up those things I craved and desired so strongly. I struggle with seasonal allergies and when I went on a fast several times last year, it was as if I never had allergies but because I gave up everything and only drank water and chicken broth, I couldn't pinpoint what it could be in my diet. I happened to mention to her about this in June when we were talking that I had to wonder if it was something I was consuming on a regular basis that was causing the allergies to intensify. It was at this point that she began to share her experience with me about how the Paleo diet was improving her mood, energy levels, and health. I eat alot of dairy products so I'm interested to see how eliminating these foods from my diet for 30 days will affect my health. I also welcome comments/suggestions/ideas of how to incorporate the "Paleo way" into my children's diets as well because they need to be eating healthier as well. I encourage anyone who can offer any advice, support, ideas, suggestions, etc. I really want to do this and I believe I'm ready. Thank you in advance for your input. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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