aip overly restrictive 2

Lately, there’s been more and more discussion about how the AIP diet is “militant” and “too  restrictive.” I don’t normally participate in these types of  inflammatory conversations  because I RARELY feel like these types of heated discussions on social media are productive – everyone is going to have their own opinions and trying to convince someone of something via social media is never going to be effective. Someone isn’t going to say, “Well gosh, at 10:50am this morning I actually… Read more »

So you’re ready to learn how to meal prep like a boss, eh? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Hopefully you’ve read our meal prepping story so you can see that it’s taken us a while to learn the ropes, which is why we want to save you the trouble of falling into the same traps we did. Now, we’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s jump in. Here’s our steps to meal planning like a BOSS:  … Read more »

how to meal prep like a boss part 1 - instinctual wellbeing

Our Meal Prepping Story At the beginning of every epic guide, there’s a story. Ok, I can’t actually verify that that’s true, but for the purposes of this post, let’s assume it’s true. So, before we dive into telling you how to meal prep like a boss, we’re going to tell you how we used to do things when we meal prepped more like . . . an intern. Basically, my concept of meal planning has evolved substantially since I… Read more »

AIP Diet 101

The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet was created by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne as one possible answer to battling autoimmune conditions. The basic function of the diet is to do three main things: reduce inflammation in the body, encourage a normal functioning of the immune system and promote healing. Dr. Ballantyne has written a beautiful 400+ page book called The Paleo Approach that intricately explains all the inner workings of not only the diet, but about how and why autoimmune diseases occur… Read more »

caveman thinking

Starting a new diet and lifestyle is not always easy – in fact, it can be pretty tough. I know that when I switched to paleo years ago, it was challenging for me – I didn’t know where to start, didn’t know what to eat, and was overwhelmed by all the new cooking and meal planning I had to do. So, in order to help you avoid some of the pitfalls I encountered when I first began, I have put together… Read more »

caveman money

I won’t lie to you – sometimes it is difficult to eat paleo on a budget. I mean, sometimes it’s hard to eat healthy in general on a budget, let alone paleo, which does place an emphasis on high-quality foods. Unfortunately in our country, it’s much cheaper (and convenient) to buy a package of ramen noodles, or some frozen dinners rather than to shop the “parameter” at a grocery store and spend the bulk of your budget on meats and… Read more »