Whew, we did it! We made it through another wonderful Christmas, surrounded by family, friends and of course, delicious food! We sincerely hope you all had a laughter-filled, relaxing holiday!
Here at Everyday Paleo and Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness, our whole team receives so much joy from the countless positive testimonies people share with us, about how Paleo has transformed their lives. We figured this is the perfect time of year to make those testimonies public! We know there is power in people sharing positive stories with each other. So please… as you reflect on how Paleo has helped you this year, load up our comments below by sharing your story.
Perhaps Paleo living has enabled you to physically perform daily tasks that you never thought you could. Maybe you are lifting weights for the first time and feeling like you have a stronger body now. Or maybe you are one of the many who has been able to say goodbye to prescription drugs because real food has healed you.
Below is a small sampling of the inspiring people and stories that remind us that Paleo isn’t only possible, it is essential to achieving a life that is thriving and not just surviving:
Heather V. shares: ”Since switching to a Paleo diet I have experienced a few things. First of all, the pain I pretty much always had in my joints and back (I assumed it was all because of my weight) seems to have been relieved. It was almost as if someone had gone in cleaned out the rust and oiled up the joints. I feel great. I also noticed that my sinues have cleared up, I no longer feel foggy in the afternoon, and my overall mood has changed.
I don’t feel like I’m dieting and I don’t feel deprived, in fact I feel that this way of eating has helped me end the constant cycle of compulsive binging and crash dieting that I’ve put myself through most of my adult life. This lifestyle is the way to go for me.”
Brandi M. shares: “I’m an avid weekend warrior when it comes to sports and I love to push around the heavy weights in the gym. Put that together with a crazy work schedule and the typical SAD (standarad American diet) and I was ALWAYS running on empty. Once I started following a paleo diet, I found my strength and sports performance went way up. I began sleeping through the night and even lost 30 lbs. in just a few months.”
Ashlen C. shares: “I’ve lost 90 lbs. since having my second son in February 2012, for one reason and one reason only… Paleo! I’m stuffing my face with food and not doing hardcore workouts, just chasing my toddler! I’m not at the mercy of mood swings anymore. At one point I was relying on meds to keep myself from literally freaking out. I used to have severe anxiety and panic attacks. I am no longer on those medications. Now I have more energy, clear skin, mental clarity… I am a different person! “
Candi E. shares: “Thank you for the seminar you held in Kirkland yesterday. I recently made some changes in my life, and one of those was to change my diet towards Paleo. I have lost almost 30 pounds in the last 8 weeks. The weight is just a side benefit to the improvements in how I feel and that I sleep better than I have in 20 years! I still have a long way to go to be as healthy and strong as I am working to be but I will get there! Anyway, your seminar really reaffirmed why I had to make the changes in my life. Thank you both for your inspiration and motivation!”
Read the stories, let them fill you with hope and inspiration… But don’t stop there. For more guidance on goal-setting and new year’s resolutions, please read this epic article by our very own Jason Seib.
Our Everyday Paleo team is counting on you to share your story and help us blindside all the negative out there! Let’s revel in each other’s victories and move forward with hope and joy, not fear and dread, as we head into 2013!