Musing, contemplating 'the big change'; from vegan to paleo. Have been googling that phrase : 'vegan to paleo' over the last few months, since my health which had dramatically improved as a low fat vegan, began a sure, sharp decline.
Adding in a bit of fish doesnt seem to do the trick, my concern is that the culprit is grains? Its all very amateur self-sleuthing. Observing effects. I find myself reacting to quinoa, glutenous grains, and cooked legumes. I really like grains!!
ITs a pretty huge volte face to leave grains behind and favour calories from protein and fat, the mind will have to adjust.
I've learnt a lot from the whole food plant based WFPB paradigm, and there are similarities with paleo it seems to me. All these observations are hardly new/revelatory: we all know the score: cut out processed foods and eat more plants.
Tentative meal plan will be something like this:
Breakfast - organic eggs omelette with lots of vegetables (spinach, peppers, mushrooms)
Lunch - wild ocean fish + salad, vegetable soup
Evening - sweet potatoes, sweetcorn cob, mixed vegetables
Yeah the evening meal is not protein based, but go gently with me; I feel that starchy tubers are an ancestral food and the corn while techinically a starch and very sugary - is nonetheless very vegetal in it's essence. And I dont want to go crazy with protein straight away, this already feels to be a huge leap.
Reminding myself of wished for health gains from this lifestyle/WOE:
stable blood sugar = alertness,
no headaches or eczema (suspects - gluten/lectins?)
good physical energy ie stamina/endurance to support fitness goals,
improved skin complexion and leaner body,
weight loss would be great but not prime motivator.