My husband and I are well into week 3 of our first Paleo 30 day challenge. We have a 3yr old and a 7 week old baby. I have lost about 5 pounds since starting eating Paleo, hubby hasn't noticed any changes though we're doing it more for him to feel better, not lose weight.
I've ready Wolf's book The Paleo Solution which suggests you need to get plenty of rest...not possible with a newborn and a preschooler. Our newborn is waking at least twice a night for feedings and I'm exclusively breastfeeding. I also feel like I'm spending TONS of time in the kitchen adding to the lack of rest. I'm always either cooking or cleaning up the mess I just made while cooking leaving little time for much else. While I am super proud that we haven't had any processed foods for 3 weeks, it might just be killing me!
So the question is, should I wait to give Paleo another try once we're all able to get more rest and life is a little more predictable? Do you think it would make a difference? If we quit for now I'm sure I'll do my best to stay mostly paleo but add a few convenience foods back for the sake of my sanity. I can't help but think about what life was like before all those convenience foods...I'm sure stay at home moms in the 50s really did spend the entire day in the kitchen!