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Practical Paleo



My sister gave me an amazing cookbook called “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo. While I was in the hospital I got the opportunity to read it cover to cover. I had my highlighter ready and even started thinking about which recipes I wanted to try first.

There is a lot of information at the beginning of this book that I found interesting and helpful. Where do I start to share what I have learned from this amazing book? I will start with my recent experience in the hospital.

Last week I had emergency back surgery. My L4 and L5 sections of my spine went out on me. Ouch! Thankfully I was proactive and went to the ER when I did or I would have been paralyzed. God was awesome. I am so blessed. The part I want to share is that I couldn’t eat for 3 days. When I finally was allowed to my breakfast consisted of oatmeal, cream of wheat, fake eggs, and some other wheat item. No vegetables and no fruit. Then lunch was veggie lasagna and bread. It was yummy. By dinner I had an explosion of poop that was not healthy at all. I talked to the dietician and we made a new plan. For dinner that night I had vegetables and a chicken breast. My meals after that one was a lot better. Not ideal but better. I felt so much better after that. I read and highlighted a lot of awesome information while I was recovering in the hospital.

A friend for a Christmas gift had groceries delivered from Safeway.com. The ingredients I chose were for a couple of the recipes in Practical Paleo. I will be making soon Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs, Turkey Burgers that instead of bread buns you use giant mushrooms. I love that idea. I’m excited about trying all these recipes. When I got home from the hospital I checked out Diane Sanifilippo’s website. You can get a lot of awesome information from these resources too. If any of my friends or readers is following the paleo way of eating. Please share your stories with me. What you have enjoyed eating the most? What have you benefited from health wise with eating this way? What are your resources? I am on week one and counting.

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