If someone told me I'd eventually go Paleo, I would have died laughing. Being gluten-free was hard enough! But after a month of having a Paleo diet, the pain levels in my body keep dropping week to week. Treating Lyme disease is not just killing pathogens. Lymies have to use every tool in the tool belt. Since I'm hopefully past the killing stage, it's now time to focus on the GI and immune system and the best way to do that is a strict anti-inflammatory diet. Yes, even gluten-free, Celiac-approved grains are nasty to a GI and immune system beaten up by both Lyme & Co., and antibiotics.
The first two weeks going Paleo were not pretty. It's not easy overcoming grain brain. But to answer the burning question everyone has: no, I'm never hungry and never unsatisfied. Because, the nice thing about Paleo is you can pretty much load up on the healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, animal fat (bacon!), nuts, coconut and butter (OK that's not Paleo) or ghee. The other nice thing about Paleo is it's both limited and unlimited. What's for dinner? You're "limited" to whatever veggies you have in the fridge and animal protein, but that just makes it easier to prepare dinner, usually cooked in one pan. The "unlimited" part comes with the plethora of veggies you start to discover or eat more of because you're not eating grain. (Yes I did make spaghetti squash for my pasta dinner and it rocked.) The grocery cashiers love to pick my brain about what I making with the weird stuff I'm buying. Here is baked halibut, sprinkled with a touch cayenne pepper, topped with a butter, pancetta, basil mushroom sauce. No recipe needed. I just picked out what I had in my fridge and pantry with the fresh fish I just purchased and came out tasting fantastic. The mushrooms were a bit over powering for me, but Mr. Wild Dingo loved them. Served with a huge green salad, with more pancetta on top, 'cuz you can't go wrong with more lardons.
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