I hear people talk about the "80 / 20" way of eating Paleo, and when I they admit to what the other 20% is, it's usually that they eat potatoes, some sort of dairy product, or even just a chocolate bar. I haven't heard anyone admit to eating any grains, even whole grains, as part of that 20%... My wife loves to cook from scratch. She used to make our tortillas, some bread products, and delicious oatmeal cookies! I know this stuff consists of flour (she would use the unbleached or wheat flour), but for special occasions (maybe a couple times a month, or even when we go to a friend's house) is it going to "ruin" what I have accomplished (after I actually have accomplished something, I am on day 5 of the Paleo diet), or can I endulge in some wheat products every now and then?
Also, what about corn? I just planted my garden, and it has a ton of corn! I didn’t realize that corn is a grain and not a vegetable until this week. How much of this should I eat, or should I just give it away to friends? Another one of my favorite things to eat, was a very simple: corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice. Trying not to look at the things that I can’t eat and trying to get excited about what I CAN eat. Any advice?