Paleo Habits that Work for Me

It’s March 1 which means I’ve officially been on this paleo diet for two months now. And I’ve lost a total of 14 lbs! To me, it’s not all about the number on the scale (though let’s be honest, it feels pretty good to see). It’s more about the way I’m feeling. I’m more confident in my body, like I’m finally bouncing back to my pre-baby bod. I’m able to wear some of my favorite clothes again, they fit better and my energy level is up. There’s definitely something to be said for adopting a clean eating lifestyle — and it’s really encouraging to see the results of my healthy, smart food choices. Several people have recently asked about what it takes to go paleo, so I thought I’d share a brain dump of the paleo habits that have worked for me so far. So if you’re considering a paleo diet (or some variation of your own), I hope you find today’s post helpful.

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Homemade Paleo Pasta Sauce

Happy Friday! Phew, another paleo week for the books — and if you follow along on social, I shared a major milestone this week, too. I’m officially back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. Insert happy dance here!! It feels good to be making healthy, clean choices and seeing the results. And on that note, I wanted to share an easy homemade paleo pasta sauce recipe that I’ve been making lately. We regularly have some version of sausage and peppers on the menu during the week — and this sauce recipe has changed the game for me. I’ve doctored with the recipe a bit to be super paleo friendly, and it’s not only super simple but SERIOUSLY SO GOOD.

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Crockpot Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup

We’re wrapping up week two of our paleo diet and I can already feel the difference of eating clean. While I’m not doing Whole 30, I’ve cut out all carbs, dairy and sugar — so I guess it’s not really that far off. I had to get over the initial slump of feeling lousy, wanting to eat everything in sight and desperately missing my Diet Coke. But now my diet is getting into a rhythm and I can already notice a change in my appetite and cravings. And I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much I like almond milk this go around! Who knew? Of course, meal planning is key, and when researching dinners, I came across several variations of paleo chicken tortilla soup. So I took my own spin on the dish — and it turned out really delicious and filling (and husband approved).

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