Esp. for ex-vegetarians: 80% raw food vegan, 20% other Paleo = 100% paleo
I've been wanting to share this for some time in case it is of help to someone else...
So, like a lot of people that came to paleo, one of the factors that got me here was a failed vegetarian or vegan diet. Like many others on this board, I was well informed, and ate vegetarian or vegan for much of my adult life but did not achieve longterm wellness.
Enter a paleo diet and healing. I love eating Paleo! Been paleo since Jan '12. I began it [B][U]very[/U][/B] meat heavy.(And I still adore my meats - esp. bacon!)..But I also still have my love for raw fruits and veggies though. Strangely enough, it took time to figure out how to "work it all in."
For now I seem to have landed at about a 75-80% raw vegan diet (ie fruits and veggies) and 20% "anything else paleo". Great mix for me for now anyway. Cronometer.com shows I'm getting all my nutrients and I feel great!
Thus the title: "for the ex-vegetarians"...I feel a kinship for others that vegetarianism also failed. if you want to shake up what you are doing a bit or you still have a pull toward veggies, for me, this really is the best of both worlds. XOXO
My fridge after a grocery store run.