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Hi my name is Emma and I am a health and fitness freak. Well not really, but I do love to keep fit and healthy.

I first heard of the paleo diet a couple of years ago and thought it sounded quite funny. After all, its nick name is the ‘caveman diet’.

What is the Paleo diet? Well in simple terms, it is a diet designed to replicate food that our ancestors or even cavemen used to eat. It is basically eating all natural food that you need to prepare for yourself. So no fast food, no take out, and no packed foods from your grocery store.

So about a year ago after hearing some good things about this diet, I decided to give it a try myself. And boy was I impressed with the results. Not only did I lose weight, but I felt so much better in my day to day life. I had more energy and feel awesome!

I have now been on the Paleo diet since trying it a year ago and plan on continuing it for many years to come. There are occasions that I still go out for dinner, but I am a lot more mindful in what I eat those times. So I would choose a salad rather than a pasta for example.

My other passion to food is exercise and keeping healthy. I exercise every single day from a short 20 minute walk to a 100km bike ride and everywhere in between. I also love diving, swimming, hiking, and rock climbing. And I love talking about exercise and love hearing about tips from others. Always willing to improve myself and I enjoy hanging out with people who are like minded. So I hope that you enjoy my site and everything that I have to say about diets and exercise.

Paleo Diet for Babies

Paleo for babies
Paleo diet is also known as the caveman diet or the primal diet and is gaining popularity these days. The diet is mostly composed of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seafood and meat, similar to what our ancestors ate. It is believed that these diet could benefit us since our ancestors never had any history of chronic illnesses.

However, will this also work for babies?

Babies who are in a Paleo diet start their first year of life thriving on their mother’s breast milk. Breast milk is their perfect source of nutrition considering that the components of the milk changes as the child grows older. What’s even better is that the mother’s antibodies are being passed on to the baby through the milk which helps strengthen their immune system. Breastfeeding also protects the baby’s virgin gut and this is one way of supporting healthy digestion when the baby grows older.

However, breastfeeding nowadays poses a big challenge for mothers because of lack of support, may it be from the family, community or government. Some mothers tend to stop breastfeeding even before their baby is ready to take on solid foods. A homemade formula is made instead. When the baby is ready for solid foods at 6 months, instead of introducing commercial rice creals, fruits like avocados and bananas are chosen as a better option. These are pureed using a blender or a food processor.

Many people have questioned this type of diet for babies and kids because grains, potatoes and other processed food are taken out from the menu. These foods contain carbohydrates which the child needs for growth. Food restrictions could also pose a challenge especially when the child starts going to school. But the reality is, this is your call as a parent.

Making decisions involving our children is not easy. Whether you choose to introduce the Paleo diet to your babies is up to you. What’s necessary is for you to research and weigh its pros and cons; from there you make a sound decision. After all, there is no hard and fast rules on parenting.