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I am a lawyer in Miami.  I am a former skinny person, and a former plump person (technically “obese” with BMI above 30).  In my spare time, I am fascinated by the science of nutrition and fitness, and I have tried all kinds of ways of eating.

When my research led me in June of 2012 to try a modern “paleo” template, LOTS of things changed: 1) I lost weight (I am no longer obese);  2) my mood is improved; 3) I don’t get sleepy after eating; 4) I don’t feel hungry except when I SHOULD feel hungry; 5) I have less stress; 6) I feel stronger; 7) I no longer think about food all day… all good things!

So, what is Paleo?  Lots of other people are better at getting into the details and explaining the whats and whys of paleo. If you want recommendations for reading, let me know.  But basically, I avoid all grains, soy, sugar, legumes, and most dairy. Most of the time.

“Paleo Lawyer” is my project to explore the paleo lifestyle that (at this point) I believe will be permanent, at least in some form.  This outlet should allow me to avoid annoying my friends and family, most of whom have ZERO interest in my nutrition or fitness experience (What? You don’t eat pizza? Forget it, what’s the point of living?!).  I am not trying to be an evangelist to the unwilling, so if I find an awesome article about insulin resistance, try a new recipe, experience any setbacks, I can post about them here.  And if nobody in the whole world wants to read what I write, that’s OK.   However, if you are also interested in paleo/primal topics, and have any interesting links, articles, photos, questions, answers, ideas, etc., by all means, send them along!

P.S., please pardon my haphazard writing style. I promise my legal writing is much better, but this blog is not my day job, and I don’t proofread as I do at the office.

7 comments

  1. I just started a blog about my family’s paleo journey for the exact reason you did! I see it as therapeutic in some way, plus I’m not blowing up my friends’ newsfeeds on facebook going on and on about new recipes and sharing photos. I figure I’ll do that here and if they want to read it they can. It’s mainly for me though.

    1. Great! I am glad I am not the only one. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll check out your blog, too. Since food & eating is such a large part of human life, changing from “S.A.D.” to paleo is an entirely different way to view the world. For that reason, I really enjoy reading other paleo folks’ experiences. I am on year 2 now, and haven’t looked back! Good luck and happy writing.

  2. Paleo is an interesting concept. And glad to hear you don’t proof read here! Important not to take your work home with you as much as humanly possible!

    1. Good point. As a chef, how do you do that?! Your site is great – lots of lovely food photos.

      Eating this way improved my life in all ways. One of the first things I read that got me thinking of trying paleo was this great post by fitbomb: http://www.fitbomb.com/p/why-i-eat-paleo.html.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Gestational Diabetes tests! I just failed the 1 hour “miserably” despite my low carb/low sugar diet (basically paleo plus milk). Freaked out, I bought a Glucose meter to check for myself after my typical meals and what do you know, my levels are perfect. Even though I have to follow a carb loaded diet for three days prior to the 3 hour test, my meter and you are reassuring me I’m not, in fact, endangering my baby by being healthy. XO!

    1. I am so glad you found the posts helpful! It does sound like you are in the same situation I was — healthy, but nonetheless set up to fail the mandatory GD tests. Let me know how it turns out. Good luck with the follow-up, and I hope all goes well with the remainder of your pregnancy!

  4. You are so kind 🙂 Thank you for your well wishes! I’m feeling like a slug as I follow the carb-loading (for us) diet of 150g per day! Despite my best efforts, my doctor won’t exempt me from the 3 hour test on Wednesday! At least *I* know I’m healthy! 🙂

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