Well Hello There!

I figured it would only be fair to introduce myself. If you hadn’t caught on yet, my name is Claire and I like to cook A LOT. You could even be so bold as to say I LOVE COOKING. Why? Because I love to eat, of course. I love pizza and probably have a sweet tooth bigger than the entire state of Texas (which is where I am from, coincidentally).

The only problem with this: I have suffered with digestive issues and food sensitivities my entire life. It would seem that gluten and processed sugars do NOT go hand in hand with digestive problems 😖 As I finally started to figure out which foods upset my stomach, I set about on a journey to answer one question: HOW CAN I STILL EAT FOODS THAT I ENJOY WITHOUT INFURIATING MY BELLY?? Why, learn how to cook healthy foods for myself of course! I wanted to be able to eat pizza – so I perfected my cauliflower pizza crust! I wanted to be able to eat brownies – so I spent hours in the kitchen trying gluten-free, sugar-free brownie recipes!

Along the way, not only did I fall in love with the process of cooking and blending flavors together, I also discovered CROSSFIT. Let me tell you, nothing makes me feel more badass than being a 5’1″ girl that’s able to throw a barbell around. But Crossfit has become so much more to me than just a means of pursuing fitness. Crossfit has given me confidence, mental strength, and has gotten me intrinsically hooked on the PROCESS rather than being fixated on any external outcome.

I have found that eating a paleo-ish (lower carb, higher fat, sugar free) diet combined with Crossfit has worked WONDERS for my physical and mental health. I have never felt stronger or healthier, and my goal in writing this blog is to drop a little bit of my passion, knowledge, (and maybe cookies) into your lives!! My only wish is for each of you to find the health and fitness method that makes you feel so radiant you SHINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

UPDATE 9/2019: Since creating this site my life has changed in more ways than one! I am now a mother to a beautiful baby boy named Noah David.  This guy is my best buddy, my chunky monkey, and has completely transformed the way I view life.  Being the best mom I can be has become my WHY in life.  It is why I continue to cook and eat healthy food, it is why I continue to lift weights and exercise, so I can be in the best shape possible to keep up with him.  This guy is my everything, and motherhood is the best adventure that I’ve embarked on yet.

Feel free to contact me using the Contact form above. I’m always down to answer questions, provide advice, or listen to a joke. Check out my instagram: @paleoclaire or send me an email at clairelaster91@gmail.com!

Sending you all positivity and good vibes! 🤘🏻

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