You may have noticed we've rolled out a new name across our social media platforms: Real Food Agenda. It's been on my mind for close to a year, but it wasn't until we went away on holiday that I had time to make it happen. Why did we change our name?
'Paleo in Melbourne' was a brand-name that served us well and got us a lots of traffic from new readers, followers and Paleo-friendly brands. But as of 2-3 years ago it didn't sit quite as well with me anymore; purely for personal reasons. I stopped feeling the need to label how we eat.
My name is Louise Mawhinney. I am a thirty five year old mother of a one year old and a three year old, and a beef & sheep farmer in Myrniong, one hour west of Melbourne. Like many, I have surfaced into my thirties and finally realised the importance of the food I put into my body, as well as my families.
I think the last dozen years of living wildly and eating badly is beginning to catch up on me. I am sure I am not alone in the frustration I feel when trying to purchase quality, convenient local food. However, often I have two small people demanding my attention and I do not have
Intermittent fasting was big in the Paleosphere for years. It promised a natural way to fix dysfunctional hormones and stabilise blood-sugar, hunger and appetite. After a while it turned out that fasting was a stressor many women couldn't afford; at least not as frequently as men.
I used to play with intermittent fasting in the early days of my Paleo-journey. Most days I would skip dinner which resulted in an 18-hour fast till next day's breakfast.