I’ve got Number 11 on “How to prepare for a successful 2013” sorted for you!

Hopefully you love Paleo enough to subscribe to Mark’s Daily Apple? Great!  Then if you read his post “21 Simple things to do to Prepare for a successful 2013” you would have seen: “11. Browse Meetup.com for relevant local groups”. Well I can totally help you with that one!

If you live in Brisbane and you are interested in meeting like-minded Paleo people then head over to http://www.meetup.com/Paleo-Brisbane/.  Our very first get together is coming up on Sunday January 20 at 3:00pm at the Botanical Cafe, Mt Cootha.  You can find more details here: http://www.meetup.com/Paleo-Brisbane/events/94502462/

I am super excited!  I have never been to a “Meetup” before but I jumped at the opportunity to help get this group up and running! I hope we can follow in the footsteps of our interstate counterparts and make this a successful group for all things Paleo in Brisbane.  If you are interested then please go and check it out! Even if you have a slight interest in Paleo and are looking for more information then I say come along and talk to some people who have been following the lifestyle.  Everyone attending will be at all stages of their journey and I can’t wait to hear their stories.

Hopefully I will see you there too!

It starts with…….. Lady Homemade!

Today I won a book!  Not just any book but a Paleo book I have had on my list for a while “It starts with Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig from http://whole9life.com/.

I was super surprised and excited as I won it from my “blog crush” as my friend Julie would call her!

My “blog crush” is Lady Homemade: http://www.ladyhomemade.com/

I love her blog as:

♥ She makes wonderful food that is quick and easy and the family enjoys

♥ Her blog is simple and because of this I enjoy reading each post

♥ She is just so real – I love real people

♥ She has great competitions 🙂

One our family’s favourite recipe of hers is the “Quick Salmon Patties”.  They are quick, cost nothing to make and are delicious.

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Thanks Lady Homemade I am thankful for the book and your blog rocks!

I recommend you go and check it out!

My Christmas gift to my friends this year is a gift to others!

Sipping on our coffees this morning at the Northey Street Markets a kindly gentleman told my girlfriends and I we looked “honest, reliable and friendly”.  “Ah thanks”,  we said but what do you really want we were thinking!  Turns out he was looking for “honest, reliable and friendly” people to help in his Christmas shop.

As he spoke I remembered I had heard of him on the news before.  Each year he opens a shop the week before Christmas, people donate all kinds of gifts to the shop and those less fortunate come and do their Christmas shopping.  Each year this grows bigger and bigger as more people find out about it.

So this year I thought instead of buying my friends Christmas presents since most of us don’t want for anything I will use the money to donate gifts to this man and his wonderful idea.

Merry Christmas friends! My gift to you is a gift to others!  Let’s hope this brightens the Christmas of a few people.

If you are interested in joining in the Christmas spirit you can find all the details here: http://www.spiritofchristmas1.com/

Also Dennis is looking for people to help in the shop during business hours and help tidy up and restock after hours.  If you are interested in helping the shop is located in Bulimba this year his contact details are also on the website.

Low Carb Downunder inspired me to start this Blog!

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while and when I attended Low Carb Downunder “What should we Eat” I decided it was time!  My family and I have been reasonably Paleo for about a year.  I say “reasonably” because I am 16 weeks pregnant and since becoming pregnant for the first 14 weeks I did introduce bread (and a few other things) back into my diet and I felt terrible!  Now I am happy to say the morning sickness has passed and I am back into my Paleo diet but with a slight twist to before.

Since hearing Jimmy Moore from livinlavidalowcarb.com speak (my podcast hero live in person!) I have added a bit more fat back into our diet and so far so good!  I am not feeling as hungry and I have certainly not wanted for bread at all!

So how good was Low Carb Downunder?

It was amazing to see around 300 people turn up and support this event which just proves the Paleo community is growing bigger and bigger.

The day started perfectly with David Gillespie ( I call him that guy that wrote those books about sugar)  author of “Sweet Poison” and “Big Fat Lies” and spoke about eliminating fructose and you will automatically lose weight.  I really thought he was American but was surprised to see he is an Australian! You can find more information about him here: http://sweetpoison.com.au/. After his talk I thought I had better stop sneaking down to Boost Juice for that 3pm sugar fix!

Dr Eric Davis followed him who is a local dentist interested in the effects of mercury in teeth.  He is a leader in biological dentistry and showed lots of interesting case studies.  One of the parts I enjoyed most was at the panel discussion someone asked him what he thought of fluoride in water and he said it should be put in sugar instead!  They then went on to say tooth decay is an early warning sign as some health related diseases do not show for years and adding fluoride to the water is just masking these signs.

One of my favourite speakers of the day (besides Jimmy) had to be Dr Anastasia Boulais.  I was really looking forward to hearing here and she did not disappoint.  She said how Paleo was not a diet but a set of principles and that eating Paleo was appropriate to our species.  Her discussion on evolutionary principles really broke Paleo down into an easy to understand format that anyone could understand.  I also enjoyed how she spoke of eating appropriate to the season.  You can find more info on here: http://primalmeded.com/

I have a lot more to say about Low Carb Dowunder so we will say this is just part one of most likely a few posts as being a busy working mum with a toddler there is only a few spare moments to myself before I have to get up again!

In the meantime “like” my Facebook page “Brisbane Paleo Family”