I am honored that I was invited to guest post on Paleo Parents website today! I hope that you’ll take some time to read the post and grab the recipe for some delicious vanilla bean truffles.
I have followed the Paleo Parents site for quite awhile now and find them to be real down-to-earth people, just trying to build a healthy life for their family. When I think of them, I think of people who are “keeping it real” and I really enjoy this when reading their posts. I find that in the paleo/primal world, there seem to be a lot of stereotypes and pre-conceived ideas on what makes the “perfect” paleo follower. I think that a lot of people who are new to the paleo/primal world look at people like Mark Sisson and assume that if they eat paleo/primal, they will look like him, they will be in perfect health, they will be able to do Crossfit, Ironman, and Tough Mudder competitions, etc. Some of you will be able to do that, and that is awesome! But, many of us will never be that ideal image of paleo and many times are criticized, especially if you’re in the public eye via a blog. I have seen it before and I will see it again. I saw it happen to a friend of mine just last week.
I feel as though there is an idea that paleo is the key to all things health related. And, it’s not just paleo that I see this — I see it in any popular/trendy eating style. People become so attached to a specific style that it’s a be all, end all for them. Now, don’t get me wrong. I 100% agree that diet plays the most important role in our health, and I, myself, follow a paleo style of eating. It has done wonders for me in getting my autoimmune disease under control, but has it fixed everything? No. And it won’t either. This is why I hate seeing how caught up people get in the commercialization and “glamorization” of it all. It might sound like I am bashing paleo, but I’m not. I simply want to express that there is no one-size-fits-all, no holy grail, no magical key when it comes to health. Find what works for you and stick with it, even if it doesn’t fall in line with what is considered “ideal.
Now, enough babbling from me! Hop on over to Paleo Parents and check out my post! Trust me. You really want to. And you will want to make those truffles ASAP. They’re amazing.
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