No, I'm Not Perfect Paleo | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

No, I’m Not Perfect Paleo

The Paleo community sometimes gets a lot of flack. There are skeptics who think we’re all too restrictive, we’re crazy, we’re misinformed. At the same time, there’s a lot of pressure from within the community at times. From lashing out at one blogger for using a non-stick skillet to berating others for choosing gluten free over strict paleo, there are always people out there ready and willing to point out another’s flaws.

As a result, I’m going to make sure this is entirely clear.

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2016 Focus | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Butter Coffee and Beyond: 2016 Focus

In 2015, I posted my resolutions/goals/whatever you want to call them. It’s not a popular post by any means, but I’m fond of it. I found myself re-reading the post every few months throughout 2015 to reflect on where I’m at and if those goals were still part of my path. So even though I’m terribly late this year, I’d like to continue on with my 2016 focus – the goals and thoughts I have about this new year.

Obviously this year started fantastically for me. I kept joking with friends that my New Year’s Resolution would be “Be More Married”, and I already achieved that (I got married on January 1st) so I was done for the year. Cross that off my list and get back to my life! Yeah, I wish.

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My Non-Traditional Wedding

How A Burst Appendix Led to A Wedding in A Pizzeria

“We’ll just have to wait for 2017.”

I tried to say these words facetiously. Since rushing to the hospital, this was our first moment alone together. Him in a hospital gown, strung up with medical equipment, awaiting an unplanned surgery for a ruptured appendix. Me sitting at his side, leaving work and dropping all other plans to be with him.

I couldn’t have said anything worse. His face clouded and he shuttered his thoughts.

I’d been talking about marriage.

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Top 3 Paleo Protein Bars | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

My Top 3 Paleo Protein Bars

It’s high time I share some of my favorite things with you, starting with my 3 favorite paleo protein bars!

I don’t cook all the time. *gasp*

I know. What a confession, right? There are numerous times throughout the week that I’m busier than I thought I would be and just don’t have any food prepared. Or, equally likely, nothing in the fridge looks good but I still want to grab a bite before or after CrossFit.

So I take a look into my little snack basket (a wicker basket in my pantry where I throw all the grab-and-go stuff) and *Da-na-na-NAAA* snatch up a paleo protein bar. Yum!

We’re pretty fortunate to be surrounded by small businesses that embrace the real food movement and appreciate the paleo template. There are a myriad of options for go-to paleo snacking and protein bars, and after trying a good chunk of them I’ve found my favorites. I truly enjoy trying new food and products whenever I can get my hands on them, but these 3 bars are the ones I know I can always fall back on.

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Overcoming Paleo Perfectionism

Overcoming Paleo Perfectionism [A Guest Post]

Hey everyone! My internet friend Jess offered to write a guest post for my blog – how awesome is that?! She recently revamped her blog, focusing now on self love and overcoming diet perfectionism. Both are extremely important topics that I have been itching to write about, but Jess beat me to it and I’d love for her to take the stage. Be sure to visit Jessica’s website for more insights!

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My name is Jessica and I am a recovering paleo perfectionist. I recently shared my story on my site, Seek Your Journey, and I want to share some tips with you if you find yourself similarly struggling.

Paleo perfectionism is a tough topic to tackle sometimes because it is so rooted in “health”, and there’s a fine line between “health” and obsession and fear these days. I’ll admit, I was terrified of eating certain foods because of the potential health consequences that I’d read so much about in all my paleo books.

But you see, the real root cause of my paleo perfectionism wasn’t due to seeking optimal health. I don’t have celiac disease or any real food sensitivities that manifest immediately, therefore I really didn’t need to be so scared. I’m 21 years old and have always been in pretty good health. The real root of paleo perfectionism is fear. Well, fear and other deep-seated emotional issues.

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