Having children is life changing and Bec Peterson is no stranger to this. About a year after having her first child, work became Bec’s life. This eventually spun into a cycle of unhealthy eating, not just for her, but her family as well. As a result of ordering take-out and pre-packaged meals due to time constraints, she let the physical and mental health of her family decline.
It wasn’t until she put the brakes on work that things started to change — she was tired of feeling tired. Despite having little knowledge of the paleo lifestyle, she had heard some amazing stories from people following it. Having some extra time to spend in the kitchen, Bec decided to give it a try. She began organizing weekly meal plans, cleared out the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and began making everything from scratch with whole, fresh foods.
Bec thought she knew what it felt like to be healthy, but it wasn’t until going paleo that she truly found what healthy was. Transitioning to a clean diet, she experienced mental clarity, increased energy to work, play with her kids, and also to get a bit of exercise. The one thing that surprised her the most? Her daughter’s eczema cleared up rapidly and she began sleeping through the night.
Currently, Bec and her family continue to maintain the paleo lifestyle, but due to work commitments, she tends to follow the 80/20 rule of eating. Now, when they consume processed/refined foods, they can feel the physical differences — nauseousness, bloating, fatigue — which serve as a great reminder to stick to healthy, unprocessed foods the majority of the time but not to stress when they fall off track a bit.
Check out Bec’s incredible Sweet Potato Ice Cream Recipe!
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