Potatoes are not Paleo. Cheese is not Paleo. Heck, bread, definitely not Paleo. I’ve learned that on the diet I currently have, I could not survive Paleo. And I’ve never been a fan of Paleo anyway. So why this sudden realization?
Well, there’s a few reasons. Number one, my boyfriend started Crossfit last week (and started his own blog). And Paleo and Crossfit go hand in hand. I told him flat out that I will not be cooking Paleo meals for him. I like my food too much, mostly the grains and dairy. He, on the other hand, is slowly considering it.
Number two. One of my friends just dropped almost 20 pounds in a month of The Whole 30, which is a diet that is like Paleo on crack. While I admire his ability to give up beans and honey and beer, I do not think I have that much will power. However, I did read that you CAN eat green beans on The Whole 30 diet, while you can’t on Paleo. (I think this diet wins over Paleo right there!)
Anyway, when my boyfriend made the comment that we should try Paleo, I might have laughed. Why? Because of what we were having for dinner (which I like to think was fairly healthy). See the above picture.
While the roasted tomato chicken certainly fits the bill for both, those potatoes do not (as much as I’d want them to.) The olive oil on them, though, is approved. And those green beans only are approved for The Whole 30, the powdered Ranch seasoning on them, not approved by either due to dairy.
So what’s a girl to do? Do I bite the bullet and try Paleo with him? Or do I continue to just force my idea of healthy meals with low-fat meats and veggies (beans included)?
I’ll be doing research this week, so any input is good input. Comment below. Thank you!