I cried and felt sorry for myself. I thought I was the only person on the planet who couldn’t eat Oreos anymore.
When I went Paleo, I thought my eating life was over – that I’d never enjoy anything even resembling my favorite, comforting foods again:
Do those non-Paleo comfort foods keep you from staying Paleo and having the body and health you know you would have if you could JUST STAY ON THE DIET?
I mean, you probably feel like crap after eating those foods, anyway – the breads, cheeses, cakes, pizzas – you know what I’m talking about. Why do we call them our favorite foods if they make us feel bad?
Like me, you probably feel awful after every time you eat the foods your body doesn’t like (dairy and grains, usually), and then end up regretting every second of your splurge.
That’s how it was for me. Finally, I accepted my dietary fate and decided to make lemonade out of lemons: I went on a mission to try to make my old comfort foods using only Paleo ingredients.
My family and I experimented over and over with breads, pot pies, ice creams, crepes, brownies, and all the other things I love. And now…
I no longer am even tempted by the comfort foods all over grocery stores and restaurants (and everywhere I go, for that matter).
I know that I can make my own, much healthier, and often more delicious versions of those foods. And I won’t get the bloating, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms I used to get.
Moreover, I got down to the weight I’ve always wanted to be at and never gained it back, even though I’m eating these comfort foods every day!
I made this cookbook so that you can feel free to eat foods that taste delicious, remind you of happy times, AND keep your health and waistline at their best. When I finally unlocked these recipes, I felt like I’d been let out of Paleo food jail, and I could finally live a normal life again.
Even if you are one of those people who needs to be super low carb, I have a sneaking suspicion that you “cheat” sometimes on your old favorites, and then you probably feel sick.
The whole point of the diet is to take out the inflammatory foods that are causing weight gain and symptoms – the point is to take out the foods that we didn’t evolve eating.
When I stopped eating gluten, I lost 15 pounds in a month. It wasn’t because I stopped eating carbs during that time – it was just that the gluten had been keeping water weight on me and making me inflamed and puffy.
Instead, you’ll be using things like coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, raw honey, coconut oil, and of course, meat, eggs, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds in these recipes. Delicious.
Hunter gatherer groups–whose health we’re trying to mimic by eating Paleo–don’t avoid sweet treats and starchy comfort foods. They just don’t make sweet treats their mainstay, which is what common sense tells us anyway.
I mean, do you know what the Masaai’s favorite food is (they’re an African hunter gatherer tribe)?
It’s in a study that was done on their lifestyle. They also happen to be some of the fittest, healthiest people on the planet.
Along those same lines, did you know that a staple of the Kitavans’ diet is tapioca, a starchy root?
The Kitavans are a group of native hunter gatherers who live on the Trobriand Islands, and they’re extremely healthy and long-lived.
Humans are well-suited to eat starches like tapioca. It’s just that we eat inflammatory starches like wheat and other grains, which make us gain weight and get sick.
Here’s a sample of the 60+ recipes you’ll find in this cookbook. Remember, all of the recipes are:
You can still have all your favorite foods, even on the Paleo diet. There’s no reason to fall off the wagon and start eating the foods you KNOW will make you gain weight and feel sick.
My philosophy for Paleo is this: Whatever you eat, whatever you crave, don’t feel guilty about it – just make it Paleo!
If you’d like to see the complete table of contents, please click here. Below is an overview of the recipes in the cookbook:
I wanted to let you know that I bought the “Paleo Comfort” cookbook, and I’m so glad I did! I was about to quit Paleo, even though I knew it was the healthiest diet for me. I just couldn’t deal with not having breads, pasta dishes, and desserts anymore!
Now that I have this cookbook, which is beautiful by the way, I’ve been enjoying those foods regularly, and still reaping the benefits of being Paleo. I thought for sure if I had one single cookie I’d gain weight, but I really think it was just the grains and white sugar putting the weight on me!
You’ll find out exactly what Paleo means, why you’d want to eat Paleo, and the science behind why you want to avoid all the non-Paleo foods.
When you purchase your copy of the Paleo Comfort Cookbook, you’ll be given access to my Ten Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight guide, which lays out the most common reasons I’ve seen people stall in their weight loss, and what to do about them.
Find out exactly which foods are Paleo (and why), which are not Paleo, and all the foods in between.
These recipes were created over years of my life, with love and dedication to this way of… Read more…