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.