These Humans of Paleo posts were inspired by the Humans of....Facebook pages. This is our attempt to share very personal stories of Paleo with you, hopefully inspiring you to make changes with your diet and lifestyle. ENJOY!
We'd love to hear your story, please reach out here if you'd like to share!
Meet Michele Spring from ThrivingOnPaleo!
What brought you to eating Paleo/clean?
First my mom's death from cancer brought me into the health eating space, then my son's suddenly appearing food sensitivities caused me to look at grain-free options and finally jump in.
What has been the toughest part?
Cooking from scratch all the time since it takes a lot of time and money.
What has been the easiest part?
Looking through all the amazing cookbooks and blogs out there dedicated to Paleo and getting super inspired.
What is the most satisfying part?
Seeing all of my health issues disappear and seeing how much healthier my family is.
What are you going to conquer this year?
Mum's the word on that one at the moment, but some big changes coming to my blog!
What is your best quality?
I think my desire to never stop learning.
What was the happiest moment of your life?
2 moments - the births of my oldest and youngest sons. Incredible!
One piece of advice to someone starting Paleo?
Get inspired first - look through cookbooks, through blog post recipes, on Pinterest, etc to find as many tantalizing recipes as you can and then read stories of people who have overcome illnesses and/or lost weight using Paleo. Keep these handy because inspiration can take you a long way when things seem hard.
Never leave the house without:
Clothes. Clothes are important.
What is your exercise regime?
Walk several times a day, yoga and pilates a few times a week, and then bike, run, hike, swim, snowshoe, cross country ski or use my rowing machine on occasion. I used to do Ironman triathlons but believe they contributed to my messed up health, so it's all about moderation these days.
Snack of choice:
Nikki's Coconut Butter (Mint Chocolate Chip flavor is my fave)
C-ex from Primal Life Organics
In the morning I use C-ex from Primal Life Organics under my makeup, in the evening I use olive oil on a cotton ball to remove my makeup, then use doTERRA's Immortelle Stick under Primal Life Organic's Infiniti Face Moisturizer. Plus I eat fat to make sure my skin doesn't get dry. Haven't had to use skin moisturizer in years doing that!
Best advice from Mom:
Always find something to compliment when talking to other people.
A must read book recommendation:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (I can't think of a single person this wouldn't be useful for)
For more on Michele Spring, check out her website, Thriving On Paleo!
Too much reading...
How about dessert?