This may be a strange question, but I've been thinking about hiring a Paleo cook, and was wondering if anyone else has done it? Has it worked out? Was it expensive? How did you find one?
I'm a single mom, full time grad student and have a part-time job. Because of my living situation, I have to share a kitchen so I can't always get in there when I need to. I also have fibromyalgia, so whatever energy I have goes to the kids and school first.
I need quick fast meals, but whenever I start Paleo I end up eating mostly nuts and deli-meats. I know I end up not eating enough veggies and that my nutrient levels remain out of balance. I tried to take one day a week to just prepare everything and follow the meal plans laid out in some of the books I've purchased, but at the end of the day, I'm just too tired.
The money, time, energy, kitchen situation tends to tip the scales when things get going. All of the little factors get in the way and I fall off the wagon. The longest I've stuck with Paleo is about 2 months - Each time I haven't passed the point of the severe fatigue, but my mind was clearer, and I know that even though I was tired, I felt better when I didn't eat grains and dairy. I could even work out a little. But it was still more about food elimination than nutrition.
Bottom line, I've gotta get better, which means I've gotta get Paleo. Any suggestions are appreciated -