Food Anxiety

God of Paleo eating, forgive me for I have sinned. About four years ago, Brandon and I embarked on a month of Whole 30 eating in an effort to figure out what was destroying his digestive system. The Whole 30 cuts all added sugar, alcohol, grains, beans and legumes, soy, and dairy products for 30Continue reading “Food Anxiety”

A Case For and Against Detox

As you might know, Brandon and I planned to detox throughout the month of January after happily indulging in all things sweet and fermented for the month of December.  It only seemed right to respond with the same or more fervor about diet as we had given toward gorging ourselves with holiday treats. We startedContinue reading “A Case For and Against Detox”

Flavor Enhancement

One of the benefits of cutting down or eliminating added sweeteners to food and eating mostly natural ingredients is that everything tastes better.  It isn’t necessarily that the food itself changed, but the palate that is receiving the food is cleansed and ready to taste fully whatever it is that it is about to consume.  It isn’tContinue reading “Flavor Enhancement”

Eating Good Food

So I started a catalog of all the foods we love to eat so that I don’t have to keep googling recipes I’ve had before.  I’m cooking-dumb when it comes to common food preparations, like how to make chicken broth or how long to roast chicken, things like that.  The list isn’t very long yetContinue reading “Eating Good Food”

Paleo Parenting Update

It’s been seven solid months since we dramatically changed the way that the Wells family eats, from a primarily grain-based diet (cereal for breakfast, sandwiches at lunch, pasta/rice at dinner) to a more fruit, vegetable, nuts, seeds, and meat focused diet, with an emphasis on food that is not processed or packaged.  If it comes in aContinue reading “Paleo Parenting Update”

Life with Kids, Diet, and Exercise

I like to challenge myself occasionally to see just how much we can jam into a few hours or a few days and still survive.  In order to prove to myself that I can and WILL continue living life with three kids and a husband away for the evening, I think, “Hmmm, what would myContinue reading “Life with Kids, Diet, and Exercise”

Whole 30 Day 30… DONE!

That’s riiiight – we made it through all thirty days of no grain, sugar, dairy, alcohol, or beans. And survived! Brandon officially dropped 15 pounds, and I’m hovering around 7 pounds off.  What’s more important, though, is that we feel pretty fantastic.  I have already elaborated about how this diet has improved our wellbeing, so IContinue reading “Whole 30 Day 30… DONE!”