Welcome to the team. There are lots of supportive people here with some diverse experience, so feel free to continuing asking questions - also share your experiences as we are all learning from one another.
While you are considering a nutritional plan, I would encourage you to look into not only Paleo, but Primal as well. I won't go into all the differences here, they are somewhat subtle, but can influence results as well as sustainability.
As to your point about a 3 year old a) what better time to begin influencing them in healthful eating - lifelong patterns are developed before 7 years of age b) there are a number of people on this board and just generally who are doing it - my kids are older so I had different challenges, but it is doable.
The paragdigm that meat and eggs causes high cholesterol which in turn is a factor in heart disease is very pervasive and has been hammered home to us for years, both by health professionals and marketers. I still occasionally do a double-take when I am sauteeing my veggies in bacon fat.
I have posted links to a couple of articles below that point to the science behind why the cholesterol/fat/heart disease link is just not accurate.www.marksdailyapple.com/the-straight-dope-
If you stay on this board and read the daily posts you will see many people who have dramatically improved lipid profiles while enjoying a consistent diet of meat, eggs, coconut oil, avocados all filled with "deadly" saturated fat.
Weight loss is a peripheral benefit of Paleo/Primal. The real goal is health. Below are links to some additional web sites if you want to do you own research. www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/ www.fathead-movie.com/
Edited by: EGALITAIRE at: 9/18/2012 (10:34)
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