I am by no means an expert, but I wanted to create a resource for you to find out a bit more about what "Paleo" is...you know, in the off chance you don't already know!
I decided to pull in a few quality infographics and other resources that rock. Why don't I just explain it? Well, if you read my disclaimer, you'll know that I'm not a nutritionist or other health expert. I just like making recipes and writing.
I do want to stress, however, that while many of these resources refer to Paleo as a "diet", it's much more a "lifestyle" to me. What does that mean? It means that I'm not trying to lose weight with the way I eat (since "diet" connotes "weight loss"). It also means that while this way of eating has become normal for me, I'm by no means a perfectionist about it. I drink beer and eat pizza (among other things)...just not every night. Hell, I got married in a pizzeria in 2016. I default to Paleo, but I don't bind myself to it. Unless you have a medical reason (such as Celiacs disease) or are sticking to a temporary challenge (like a Whole30), I suggest you save yourself the stress of trying to be perfect.
You might be wondering why I bother eating Paleo at all if I denounce perfectionism. Well, it's about health. I am healthier and feel better when following a Paleo template. If you want to learn more about the science-y reasons behind why grains, dairy, and legumes can create health issues, here's a good place to start. In addition to that article, The Paleo Mom writes numerous articles exploring the science behind Paleo. Likewise, I suggest reading It Starts With Food and/or Eat The Yolks, both excellent resources for learning more about the why.