Hello. I've done some research on the Paleo diet, and it seems pretty good. I'm considering starting a more lax version of Paleo, like including dairy and fruits and starchy foods (Perfect Health Diet?).
I had an eating disorder when I went down to 95 lbs a few years ago, and am now somewhere around 140-145 lbs at 5'4 after a few years of yo-yoing and finally deciding to let go of the rules and rituals and counting calories and exercising for the sake of burning calories.
Although I'm glad that I finally let go and really ate loads and loads (which I believe allowed my metabolism to recover from all the abuse I subjected it to), I feel like frequently eating junk foods is stopping me from feeling my best and most energized. I also believe that the eating disorder triggered an intolerance to gluten. Hence, I want to give Paleo a shot, not to lose weight but to feel good and strong and stay healthy, and don't want to be very rigid about it because of my past.
I have a few questions now. Has anyone else been in my position before and adopted a Paleo-ish diet successfully, without controlling amount of food and just eating to appetite?
Is only moderate strength training 2x a week enough activity for health?
I can't afford grass-fed meats and despise organ meats (except pork pate)... how much of a problem is this, health-wise?
EDIT: Thanks to everyone who has answered, it really has been great advice and I will take everything into consideration. I will not go strict Paleo but focus on eat more wholesome foods without forbidding anything I like in particular.