I promised on another post earlier that I would tell you a funny thing that happened when I was passing through New Seasons on my way to the meat counter, to pick up more “stuff” to base paleo-style meals on.
A wine representative was offering tastes of his lovingly crafted red and white wines (I forget exactly what they were — Pinot? Shiraz? Chardonnay? Since I didn’t taste any of them I really wasn’t paying attention.). Eldest was with me, and stopped to ask for a taste. The man offered me a tasting glass as well, and I said no-but-thank-you, I was trying to follow the Paleo autoimmune protocol.
…upon which he laughed and said he was following Paleo himself, had been since January, and had noticed a huge difference in how well he felt after just five days! He was telling me about this book he’d read, to start off, and in the last chapter “the guy says he knows you’re not going to be able to stick to such a strict diet, and so he allows two glasses of wine a night…”
I told him I knew exactly what book he was talking about, as I had just finished reading that book myself. It’s Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution (affiliate link, just so you know — if you click on it and buy the book I get a little pocket money, and thanks! If you don’t, no biggie).
Another man was passing us, browsing the smoked salmon and pre-packaged bacon, and turned to ask, “Who allows two glasses of wine a night?”
The wine seller told him, and he excitedly said, “I’m doing Paleo, too!” The two of them immediately began enthusing about the benefits they’d reaped and comparing notes about how to “do” Paleo.
I felt as if I’d joined some sort of secret club or something. Honestly, all I need is a sign and countersign (oh, maybe I already have one) and just add a secret handshake and I’m in business.
If it’s a bandwagon, well, I’m glad I’ve jumped on. Feeling better every day. These Paleo people are on to something.
Make that: We Paleo people are on to something.