“My theory is that all of Scottish Cuisine is based on a dare”. Mike Myers.
Mike Myers isn't wrong - it really can feel like that here. The Scottish diet is definitely 'unique'. Greasy pies, cheese with chips, cakes and sweets are everywhere. This pint of sausage rolls in a cinema café made me laugh but it reminded me for the millionth time that, whilst the UK as a whole is hardly a beacon of well-being, Scotland really can be off the scale. There is a bizarre cultural pride in our terrible diet too. I recently spotted a café menu which proudly detailed the Scottish provenance of the teacakes and the crisps.
Given this culture, trying to eat a Paleo diet does at first feel almost impossible. However, it really can be done! The Paleo diet is about eating fresh, unprocessed foods and Scotland has plenty of these. However, there are elements to the Paleo Diet that are still largely unknown here and that can feel daunting. Jumping from the pint of sausages to jars of almond butter is a bit of a leap!
So how to do it?
So, if you fancy ditching the pint of sausage rolls and want to feel so much better, try the Paleo diet one wee Scottish step at a time!
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