Today’s post is from Robert Louque, from New Orleans. We got in contact from a Facebook group called NOLA Paleo.
My Paleo journey is not anything glamorous and did not involve any serious medical conditions. It was sparked by photographs friends posted on Facebook during Mardi Gras this year. I knew I was gaining weight but those photographs painted a complete picture and I could no longer deny that I had quite the gut.
I first heard about the Paleo Diet one of my law professors at a CLE late last year. At that time, the Paleo lifestyle made a lot of sense but it did not seem realistic for a busy attorney juggling a full time private practice on top of a part time position with the Public Defender’s office in Jefferson Parish. After seeing those Mardi Gras photographs, I started doing a little more research and came across one of Robb Wolf’s post about the 30 day challenge to change to a Paleo lifestyle. That day I packed almost everything in my cabinets in Rubbermaid containers to be donated to family members and I jumped right into a Paleo lifestyle. I have never been one to ease into anything and Paleo was not going to be any different. That was in March and I have not looked back since that time.