I’m a mom of two boys (Born October 2012 and April 2015), a Certified Lactation Educator, and a nutrition enthusiast.
I have been eating a diet based on the Primal / Paleo / Evolutionary lifestyle (or my own version of it), which consists predominantly of real food since April 2010. I’ve also been working out following the evolutionary principles ever since. (If this is the first time you’ve heard about the evolutionary lifestyle, start here).
I used to have migraines, PCOS, irregular periods, low energy, not to mention a lot of excess weight before I embraced this lifestyle. Read here for more on my story. Here is where I am with the Primal lifestyle after 4 years.
Ever since going primal I lost tons of weight and gained lean muscle. Physical fitness also played a role. You see when you workout -primal style it takes a lot less time, for a lot more results. No more running for hours and hours, but a few short bursts of intense activity and lots of pleasurable slow walks! You don’t need a gym membership, you don’t need to have a lot of time, and you don’t even need that much space. Conversely you can spend lot less time than you normally do in a gym.
When I got pregnant with N in Jan 2012, I had to put an end to boot camp and sprinting. Instead I did a lot of walking and yoga (hand stands and head stands included), some pushups and squats, and continued a highly active lifestyle which consisted of climbing steps at every given opportunity, walking everywhere I wanted to go, and get up and go till the very last day. Once I delivered I was back to boot camp and yoga in 2 and a half months and back to my former self in no time.
I ate real food mostly (with a few cheats). No grains, and no sugar through out my pregnancy. I didn’t gain weight (I was 2 pounds less once I delivered in October than I was in Jan), no swelling or water retention either, and had a lovely pregnancy.
Now that my kids are here I plan to raise him as primal as possible as long as I have control over what they eat.
I live in Mumbai, India. When you read primal / paleo blogs, you read about grass fed beef, lush green landscapes where people can take off and do sprints, coconut butter to snack on, alternatives to grain, and consciousness towards good ingredients creeping in. In India, there is no concept of grains being the bad guy, and low-fat is still the good guy.
It’s also hard to avoid constant string of advise like… don’t breastfeed for more than a year, don’t hold him too much, don’t feed him this, and feed him that, don’t let him put grass in his mouth.
I started this blog to inspire other Indian parents to follow your instincts to provide yourself and your family the best possible health and happiness. I truly believe great health begins in the womb and even before, and I plan to give my kid(s) the very best beginning!
If you live in Mumbai, I’m you’re local, primal mamma scouting out local resources, and ensuring my baby eats real food.
This blog aims to inspire those who are looking for a lifestyle change and those who want to ditch conventional wisdom in favour of a more intuitive and natural lifestyle.
I hope you find my explorations interesting, entertaining, and informative!
Do write to me in the comments or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org