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The paleo diet. Many of us have heard about this primal-diet trend, and though it promises better energy, better health, better skin, and other benefits galore, it seems just a little intimidating for those of use who consider cereal a major food group. Practitioners have differing interpretations of the restrictions — it's often thought of as a high protein/fat, low-to-zero carbs diet. Typically, dairy is excluded as well. For those interested in investigating the specifics of the primal and paleo diet, there are many online resources.
Considering our typical bread-and-sugar-laden eating habits, the thought of renouncing carbs (breads, pasta, rice, and some root veggies), legumes (like beans and peanuts), and sweets for two whole weeks seems like quite a feat. And, while this strict food regimen might not be right for everyone forever, it's worth checking out. Three R29 staffers — some bread addicts, some not-so-much — committed to living the paleo life for two weeks. Ahead, how overhauling their diets affected them.