Two Things Tuesday (or Wednesday)

It’s another round of “Two Things Tuesday!”

“But, it’s Wednesday,” you say.

I know. But I forgot yesterday. You can read more Two Things Tuesday posts here.

So here are a couple more answers to two questions out of my noggin:

1. Where are you from?

I was born in Minnesota, raised in Nebraska, and am currently a California transplant. Which makes me originally a midwest girl. Like, WEST midwest. When I hear people say, “I’m from Cincinatti; you know, the midwest!” I’m like, “Wait, isn’t that East?” Growing up in the smack dab center of the country slightly skewed my regional perception.

2. Why paleo? What IS paleo? Do you eat, like, bugs and stuff?

Um, no. I haven’t eaten bugs. But I did have a friend that made a mean cricket meal bread once.

“Paleo” has exploded in definition depending on who you ask. In short, it is a diet focusing on whole, real foods and avoiding processed food, refined sugars, and grains. Everyone in “Paleo” mostly agrees that meat, eggs, veggies, and fruit are awesome. There are gray lines on dairy, alcohol, and non-gluten grains like rice depending on who you ask. Check out my “Blog Roll” for some Paleo people that are much smarter than me if you would like to learn more. But overall the focus is to eat food that your body was evolved to eat and avoiding “food” that humans now eat that your body isn’t adapted to handle well.

My paleo evolution (and it’s still evolving) is a blog post in itself, but in a nutshell Hulk was the one to find out about it and after many months of gentle encouragement and badgering I climbed on board. When I’m eating clean Paleo, my chronic heartburn disappears, I sleep better, I have more energy, I don’t get sick, and my food bill goes down because I’m not eating out so much. So that’s why I do it.

That’s what I’ve got for today, but please throw some questions at me that are less boring for next week’s Two Things Tuesday!