When I found out I could no longer eat grains, dairy, and all of my favorite foods that were made out of those things, I was devastated.
I cried and felt sorry for myself. I thought I was the only person on the planet who couldn’t eat Oreos anymore.
When I went Paleo, I thought my eating life was over – that I’d never enjoy anything even resembling my favorite, comforting foods again:
Do those non-Paleo comfort foods keep you from staying Paleo and having the body and health you know you would have if you could JUST STAY ON THE DIET?
I mean, you probably feel like crap after eating those foods, anyway – the breads, cheeses, cakes, pizzas – you know what I’m talking about. Why do we call them our favorite foods if they make us feel bad?
Like me, you probably feel awful after every time you eat the foods your body doesn’t like (dairy and grains, usually), and then end up regretting every second of your splurge.
That’s how it was for me. Finally, I accepted my dietary fate and decided to make lemonade out of lemons: I went on a mission to try to make my old comfort foods using only Paleo ingredients.
My family and I experimented over and over with breads, pot pies, ice creams, crepes, brownies, and all the other things I love. And now…
I no longer am even tempted by the comfort foods all over grocery stores and restaurants (and everywhere I go, for that matter).
I know that I can make my own, much healthier, and often more delicious versions of those foods. And I won’t get the bloating, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms I used to get.
Moreover, I got down to the…