Today is the first day of a new way of living for myself and my wife as we start the Paleo Diet. This wasn’t a spur of the moment decision, it was one that I made with a great deal of thinking and researching before making this move. Paleo is a hunter-gatherer type of diet, you cut out glutens, diary, sugars and processed foods, and focus more on a balanced diet. To quote Robb Wolf on his website:

The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following:

  • Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish 
  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil For me, it means no more processed foods and no dairy products or breads. I drive 60 kilometres each way everyday to my office and back, so it was just convenient to hit a drive thru at some point. Now, I won’t be doing that, as I put my focus on eating healthier and being healthier. It’s also eating food I enjoy eating already. If you’re interested,

click this link to see my first week’s meal plan.

**Interested Reading:**  - [The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet – Robb Wolf]( ([kindle]( - [The Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson]( ([kindle]( **Podcasts**  - [Latest in Paleo]( - [The Paleo Solution](
**General information from the experts in the field:**  - [Rob Wolf’s Paleo FAQ]( - [Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint 101]( - [Paleo Diet FAQ]( - [Getting Started]( - [Ancestral Life Way]( **Forums**  - [Mark’s Daily Apple Forums]( - [Robb Wolf’s Forums](
**Paleo/Primal foodie blogs:**  - [Primal Palate]( - [Every Day Paleo]( - [Nom Nom Paleo]( - [Best Paleo Pancake Recipe](