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Married to Paleo

Hey all!  It’s Chase, Sally Anne’s “lesser half,” and I have been asked to write a guest post for the Paleo Runner Girl blog today.  Hopefully it won’t be as minimally read as my last, overly nerdy guest post?  Alrighty … now let’s start out with a poll!  How many readers out there think they could convert their most skeptical friend to live Paleo?

Well!  Sally Anne convinced me … and I really didn’t even know it happened.  Here’s how she did it:

  • First Sally Anne started eating meat again!  That was a very happy moment in my life!  I was like, “Hey buddy, you’re eating meat!  What’s that all about?”  She told me she was going to give Paleo living a shot, and then told me about it.  I was like, “Hmm … fresh veggies, fresh fruit, lean protein?  Sounds like that will work pretty well for you!”

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  • Of course, as I’ve already confessed on this blog, I’m a nerd.  So, I was also thinking, “Hmm … the antigenic properties of those foods are minimal so this might actually help people with IBS/Chron’s/Ulcerative Colitis/Asthma, etc”.  So then she indulged the geek in me, and let me go off into my own little world of “The Medical Literature.”  I read and read, and I found good answers, so I came to the verdict: Paleo sounds good … FOR SALLY ANNE!

PubMed ... probably the most useful thing the federal government has ever done.

  • Then Sally Anne got sneaky.  I had a month off from school in December, and during that month, I was (probably much to Sally’s dismay) home all the time.  Therefore, she was making pretty much all of my meals!  Now, this is a big deal, because growing up in the Groomes family, you learn that, in order to not die, you must eat at least one bowl of cereal every single day of your life.  At least, I thought that, until Sally Anne started saying every morning, “Do you want me to make you some eggs for breakfast?”  SNEAKY GIRL!
  • Then January started up, I went back to school, I started eating my normal foods, and I started feeling all bloaty all the time!  I was like, “What’s going on?!”  Sally Anne was like, “Well, ummm … you had been eating Paleo for the past month, unbeknownst to you!”  Then she literally went, “Hehe … you haven’t had milk or gluten in a month.”  My first reaction was, “But how did I survive without cereal for a month?!”
  • Then I succumbed myself to a little experiment bound by the laws of the scientific method, and found out that I pretty much can’t digest lactose like I used to (which can commonly happen as one gets older)!
  • So here’s what’s happening now: with one daily exception, I basically eat Paleo.  I have found that I can tolerate gluten, however, and I have settled on a nice little compromise whereby I eat my traditional bowl of Wheaties every morning … with almond milk.  It’s pretty good!  Other than that, I’m a Paleo Sitter-On-The-Couch Boy (better fitness is next on my list).

So I’m living proof that you can make just about anybody a Paleo Girl/Boy.  It’s a good deal after all.  You eat fresh stuff.  You feel well.  You can go out to dinner and not be this girl:

Thanks for letting me guest host, Sally Anne!


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

11 responses »

  1. Chase!!

    It’s so great to meet you!! I love your nerdy posts and everything you’re saying regarding immune reactivity corresponds exactly with what I learned in my (doubtless to you very quacky 🙂 ) holistic nutrition course. I’m lucky enough NOT to be a remotely allergic person, and to have a very strong digestive system… my main worry is weak bones, so I actually focus quite a lot on dairy, to get as much calcium as possible. BUT I love your emphasis on bio individuality – we all have different needs and it’s up to us to find the diet that works best for us – congrats to both of you for finding it!

    SO NOW – when can we all meet!? xox

  2. I’m very happy you are feeling good with Paleo eating…..Perhaps I should give it a try. I JUST ate my bowl of cereal, and now feel a bit bloated!!

  3. I think I could totally do Paleo eating— minus the giving up yogurt part. I don’t know how I’d give up my Greek Yogurt!!! ….Great post, Chase! 🙂 You have a great writing style too- it’s fun to get to know Sally Anne’s other half!

  4. Glad you’re enjoying pale, Chase! And kudos to you Sally Anne for being so sneaky, I love it. 🙂

  5. Good to hear that you can eat Paleo and not really even realize it! Sounds like it’s been a winner in your household 🙂

  6. So cute! Maybe after this baby is born, I will give Paleo a shot!

  7. cute post! I have convinced my brothers to give lots of paleo meals a try and they loveee that I cook them eggs and bacon when I’m home. I love to cook for people to show them paleo can be delicious but I don’t really try to rope anyone into it.

  8. Great post, Chase! I was telling Sally Anne how I definitely want to learn more about a Paleo lifestyle! 🙂

  9. Chase! So nice to “meet” you and hear about your switch to Paleo!!


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