Eating healthy is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions. Many people want to know how to get healthy and take control of their food choices, but they don’t know which path they should take to get there. There are a lot of healthy eating options to choose from and paleo is just one of them. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and whole foods are all popular healthy eating styles. Any of these healthy eating paths can change your life if you stick with them and make them a part of your everyday routine. But that doesn’t mean that they are right for you. Starting your health journey isn’t just about finding something that is popular, it isn’t even about finding something that is working for everyone else, it is about finding something that will work for you.
So let’s look at the paleo diet for example. Many people love paleo because they can still eat meat. Many people have grown up with meat as a staple of their meals, and they have been told throughout their lives that meat is the best source of protein. Eating in a way that doesn’t allow meat would be difficult for those who are so accustomed to it.
Another benefit of eating paleo is that it is wildly popular and because of this popularity there are many paleo substitutions for your favorite foods. For example, you cannot eat any grains on the paleo diet, but there are paleo breads that will satisfy your sandwich cravings. You can also buy paleo wraps, paleo bars, and paleo crackers. The trick is to know what you want and where to find it.
Unlike most eating styles that force you to give up some of the foods that you eat consistently, living paleo means that you can easily modify most recipes without much of an issue. And if you ever get stuck, there are many recipes online that you can follow. Whether you are substituting rice for cauliflower rice or you are swapping traditional pasta noodles for noodles made with a spiralizer, there is no shortage of easy substitutions for your favorite meals.
But one of the most appealing things about eating paleo is that you can ‘do it’ anywhere. Whether you are going out with friends or on a road trip with family, you will almost always be able to find something paleo without causing much of a problem. While nothing is as healthy as making your own foods, many people find it comforting that they can stick to their healthy way of eating while still enjoying many of the social norms they are used to.