I found this blog post called 9 Paleo Tips: The Good, the Bad and how to sanely try it – Tip number 9 says “Make your own rules (but stick to em).” I thought this was great, especially since our challenge is coming to an “end” this weekend. Some of you may be happy, others of you may be sad, regardless when the challenge ends you no longer have someone telling you how to eat- you get to make your own decisions. When I saw this post I thought it was great advice for you paleo challengers! You may not be on the challenge anymore- but make rules for how you are going to eat, and stick with them! You could be paleo 2 out of 3 meals a day, or incorporate one of your favorite foods back into your diet- whatever you decide stick with it!
“9. Make your own rules (but stick to ‘em). There’s no full agreement in the Paleo community on what is and isn’t Paleo. Some eat quinoa, some don’t. Some eat white potatoes, other don’t. Some drink tequila, others limit all alcohol altogether. Heck, some eat high-quality butter. I chose to drink limited amounts of red wine, tequila and chocolate for my sanity. So feel free to fudge a few of the rules for what’s best for you, assuming, of course, that the main no-grains-legumes-dairy rule is followed. If you’re doing a 30-day Paleo challenge, stick to your rules for the full time so that you can really see how much different you feel. But if you’re not doing a set challenge, you might want to try going Paleo at just breakfast or lunch, and then adding on from there as you adjust. It’s your diet and life, so do what feels right for you.”