This Baby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, And The Result Is Incredible

2. You Are What You Ate


So, you’ve all probably heard the saying ‘you are what you eat,’ but have you ever heard the saying that ‘you are what you eat ate?’ This is another concept that Shannon Cooper strongly believes in. It’s not just what we eat that affects us. The foods that the animals we eat ate can also strongly affect our bodies. For example, a free range hen’s eggs can contain up to 19 times the Omega 3 content than that of caged hens. The same can be said for free range cattle. In light of this, Shannon had an outlandish idea to put this notion to the test.

2. You Are What You Ate


So, you’ve all probably heard the saying ‘you are what you eat,’ but have you ever heard the saying that ‘you are what you eat ate?’ This is another concept that Shannon Cooper strongly believes in. It’s not just what we eat that affects us. The foods that the animals we eat ate can also strongly affect our bodies. For example, a free range hen’s eggs can contain up to 19 times the Omega 3 content than that of caged hens. The same can be said for free range cattle. In light of this, Shannon had an outlandish idea to put this notion to the test.

3. A Shocking Decision

3. A Shocking Decision

4. The Expert


Shannon is an expert when it comes to health and wellness; she even works as a health and wellness coach. So when it comes to food, she knows what she is doing. Her entire life revolves around the human body and what we put in it. So, when Shannon Cooper decided to start a family, it only made sense that she wanted to be involved in the health of her family and help out the best way that she knew how: with food. But no one would have guessed just how it would affect her daughter.

4. The Expert


Shannon is an expert when it comes to health and wellness; she even works as a health and wellness coach. So when it comes to food, she knows what she is doing. Her entire life revolves around the human body and what we put in it. So, when Shannon Cooper decided to start a family, it only made sense that she wanted to be involved in the health of her family and help out the best way that she knew how: with food. But no one would have guessed just how it would affect her daughter.

5. A Health Nut

5. A Health Nut

6. Gut Health


Before you start thinking that Shannon put Grace on a diet because she was overweight, think again! Shannon put Grace on the Paleo diet, just as she had done for herself. She had been on the Paleo diet for much of her adult life. Shannon, who is a self-proclaimed “gut health enthusiast,” wasn’t about to feed her daughter overly processed and preserved baby food out of a jar. No, she opted for something much more healthy and natural to feed her daughter.

6. Gut Health


Before you start thinking that Shannon put Grace on a diet because she was overweight, think again! Shannon put Grace on the Paleo diet, just as she had done for herself. She had been on the Paleo diet for much of her adult life. Shannon, who is a self-proclaimed “gut health enthusiast,” wasn’t about to feed her daughter overly processed and preserved baby food out of a jar. No, she opted for something much more healthy and natural to feed her daughter.

7. The Paleo Diet

7. The Paleo Diet

8. Health Issues


Paleo became a lifestyle for Shannon due to her past health issues. For years she suffered from food allergies and felt like the food she was putting into her body just didn’t make her feel good. It was as if the food was poison and not fuel. The food that Shannon Cooper was once putting into her body was making her feel unwell. This was quite opposite of what it was supposed to be doing. So she started looking into changing her diet to feel better and have more energy throughout the day. However, what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other.

8. Health Issues


Paleo became a lifestyle for Shannon due to her past health issues. For years she suffered from food allergies and felt like the food she was putting into her body just didn’t make her feel good. It was as if the food was poison and not fuel. The food that Shannon Cooper was once putting into her body was making her feel unwell. This was quite opposite of what it was supposed to be doing. So she started looking into changing her diet to feel better and have more energy throughout the day. However, what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other.

9. Out with the Sugar!

9. Out with the Sugar!

10. Medical Opinions


According to the medical experts, the Paleo diet certainly has its pros and cons. The main idea behind the diet is to eat like our caveman ancestors did, and lots of experts agree that our ancestors ate healthier than we do in modern times. Our caveman ancestors ate around three times more produce than that of the typical American. They ate more fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fat, and more vitamins and minerals. They also ate far less saturated fat and sodium. While this might have worked for the cavemen, Shannon Cooper was about to learn if this diet was healthy for a modern baby!

10. Medical Opinions


According to the medical experts, the Paleo diet certainly has its pros and cons. The main idea behind the diet is to eat like our caveman ancestors did, and lots of experts agree that our ancestors ate healthier than we do in modern times. Our caveman ancestors ate around three times more produce than that of the typical American. They ate more fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fat, and more vitamins and minerals. They also ate far less saturated fat and sodium. While this might have worked for the cavemen, Shannon Cooper was about to learn if this diet was healthy for a modern baby!

11. The Cons

11. The Cons

12. Something’s Working


While the experts may have differing opinions on the Paleo diet, it is obviously working well for Shannon. She is full of energy and feeling great. So she made the decision that she would also raise her own daughter on the diet. But one question still remains, is the Paleo diet healthy for a growing baby? And what does research say about raising children on the diet? Read on to find out what Shannon’s doctor had to say about the radical decision.

12. Something’s Working


While the experts may have differing opinions on the Paleo diet, it is obviously working well for Shannon. She is full of energy and feeling great. So she made the decision that she would also raise her own daughter on the diet. But one question still remains, is the Paleo diet healthy for a growing baby? And what does research say about raising children on the diet? Read on to find out what Shannon’s doctor had to say about the radical decision.

13. Caution

13. Caution

14. The Exception


Shannon indeed decided that she would put her daughter on the Paleo diet, just like herself, but the one exception that she allowed was breast milk. For the first few months of Grace’s life, Shannon decided to breastfeed her. Considering that babies can’t eat things like raw vegetables and meat, Shannon made a wise decision. That, you might think was pretty obvious, but not all parents who put their children on the Paleolithic diet necessarily allow for breast milk. Besides for this exception, Shannon still needed to be briefed by her doctor on other serious risks. Would she be ready to take that all in?

14. The Exception


Shannon indeed decided that she would put her daughter on the Paleo diet, just like herself, but the one exception that she allowed was breast milk. For the first few months of Grace’s life, Shannon decided to breastfeed her. Considering that babies can’t eat things like raw vegetables and meat, Shannon made a wise decision. That, you might think was pretty obvious, but not all parents who put their children on the Paleolithic diet necessarily allow for breast milk. Besides for this exception, Shannon still needed to be briefed by her doctor on other serious risks. Would she be ready to take that all in?

15. DIY

15. DIY

16. Baby Food


Once weaning babies off breast milk, parents generally move to the mass-produced glass jars of baby food we all know so well. But baby Grace wasn’t going to be fed peas in a jar! Instead, her mother would be making her food. Shannon Cooper never believed that feeding Grace processed mush in a jar was an option. She felt that she wanted her daughter to receive her nutrients from natural and healthy foods that she prepared herself, so she knew exactly what she was feeding her daughter. The thing is many parents cook and prepare their babies’ food, but would Shannon’s Paleo ingredients be as healthy for baby Grace?

16. Baby Food


Once weaning babies off breast milk, parents generally move to the mass-produced glass jars of baby food we all know so well. But baby Grace wasn’t going to be fed peas in a jar! Instead, her mother would be making her food. Shannon Cooper never believed that feeding Grace processed mush in a jar was an option. She felt that she wanted her daughter to receive her nutrients from natural and healthy foods that she prepared herself, so she knew exactly what she was feeding her daughter. The thing is many parents cook and prepare their babies’ food, but would Shannon’s Paleo ingredients be as healthy for baby Grace?

17. Paleo Guidelines

17. Paleo Guidelines

18. Not Your Average Baby


Grace’s mother, Shannon, regularly uploaded photos of her daughter and the meals that she prepared her on Instagram. In one photo, Grace can be seen happily chomping down on a piece of broccoli, a food that most other children would shy away from. By 13-months-old, Grace was already eating meals that were much healthier than foods that adults eat, but one question remained: was Grace getting all the nutrients that she needed? And what would the long-term effects of the Paleo diet have on a growing little girl?

18. Not Your Average Baby


Grace’s mother, Shannon, regularly uploaded photos of her daughter and the meals that she prepared her on Instagram. In one photo, Grace can be seen happily chomping down on a piece of broccoli, a food that most other children would shy away from. By 13-months-old, Grace was already eating meals that were much healthier than foods that adults eat, but one question remained: was Grace getting all the nutrients that she needed? And what would the long-term effects of the Paleo diet have on a growing little girl?

19. Sugary Treats

19. Sugary Treats

20. The Results


According to Shannon Cooper, the effects of the diet on Grace have been simply amazing. She claims that Grace has only gotten sick once in her life, and it was a mild cold. That’s pretty amazing considering children are known to be prone to illnesses in their early years. “She spends a lot of time around other kids who are sick all the time – who have snotty noses, coughs, colds – but she just doesn’t pick it up,” Shannon told the Daily Mail. She exclaimed that Grace’s good health and immune system are all thanks to the Paleo diet.

20. The Results


According to Shannon Cooper, the effects of the diet on Grace have been simply amazing. She claims that Grace has only gotten sick once in her life, and it was a mild cold. That’s pretty amazing considering children are known to be prone to illnesses in their early years. “She spends a lot of time around other kids who are sick all the time – who have snotty noses, coughs, colds – but she just doesn’t pick it up,” Shannon told the Daily Mail. She exclaimed that Grace’s good health and immune system are all thanks to the Paleo diet.

21. A Strong Immune System

21. A Strong Immune System

22. A Potpourri Diet


But Shannon isn’t as strict as she might sound. According to her she isn’t “vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, carb-free or any other food ‘denomination’ in its entirety.” She says she takes bits and pieces from a variety of different options. “I take what I like from different food approaches and recipes and adapt it to suit what makes me feel good,” Shannon Cooper said. Knowing children though, it certainly isn’t going to be easy to stick with the diet long-term, but that is exactly what Shannon is planning on doing. The question is whether Shannon has prepared for the day when Grace might break the diet, like at birthday parties?!

22. A Potpourri Diet


But Shannon isn’t as strict as she might sound. According to her she isn’t “vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, carb-free or any other food ‘denomination’ in its entirety.” She says she takes bits and pieces from a variety of different options. “I take what I like from different food approaches and recipes and adapt it to suit what makes me feel good,” Shannon Cooper said. Knowing children though, it certainly isn’t going to be easy to stick with the diet long-term, but that is exactly what Shannon is planning on doing. The question is whether Shannon has prepared for the day when Grace might break the diet, like at birthday parties?!

23. Being Realistic

23. Being Realistic

24. Happy and Healthy


Shannon believes that she is helping to raise and educate Grace on a diet that makes her feel happy and healthy. When she gets a bit older, Shannon Cooper plans on letting Grace decide for herself what types of foods she eats. Grace’s mother admits that she will most likely come home from a friend’s party and not feel well, having eaten too many cupcakes or something of that nature. But that will be a learning experience and maybe the next time she will eat less sugary foods. With any decisions in life comes people’s positive and negative feedback. Unfortunately, Shannon would have to face a lot of the latter.

24. Happy and Healthy


Shannon believes that she is helping to raise and educate Grace on a diet that makes her feel happy and healthy. When she gets a bit older, Shannon Cooper plans on letting Grace decide for herself what types of foods she eats. Grace’s mother admits that she will most likely come home from a friend’s party and not feel well, having eaten too many cupcakes or something of that nature. But that will be a learning experience and maybe the next time she will eat less sugary foods. With any decisions in life comes people’s positive and negative feedback. Unfortunately, Shannon would have to face a lot of the latter.

25. Accepting Feedback

25. Accepting Feedback

26. A Little Puzzled


Shannon Cooper doesn’t understand why so many parents are okay with feeding their children fast foods and things that have no nutritional value, but that they take issue with her feeding her daughter nutritional foods. The negative feedback left Shannon puzzled. “If you want to feed your kid one of the most nutrient-void pieces of ever, knock your socks off. people think that it’s offensive to eat a plate of vegetables a piece of bread. That’s bizarre,” Shannon declared. However, nothing could have prepared her for the media storm that was brewing over her parenting decisions.

26. A Little Puzzled


Shannon Cooper doesn’t understand why so many parents are okay with feeding their children fast foods and things that have no nutritional value, but that they take issue with her feeding her daughter nutritional foods. The negative feedback left Shannon puzzled. “If you want to feed your kid one of the most nutrient-void pieces of ever, knock your socks off. people think that it’s offensive to eat a plate of vegetables a piece of bread. That’s bizarre,” Shannon declared. However, nothing could have prepared her for the media storm that was brewing over her parenting decisions.

27. A Media Storm

27. A Media Storm

28. Not Weird


Shannon, however, took the advice with a large grain of salt. She believes that Grace couldn’t be healthier and that she loves the food she eats. She claimed that the food that she feeds Grace isn’t weird or anything that other people wouldn’t eat. “ is not weird, or anything that normal people wouldn’t eat. She loves it. I don’t feed her toast or cereal or anything like that. I think, ‘That stuff is not going to kill her.’ If she eats a piece of bread, I’m not going to have a conniption fit,” Shannon Cooper firmly stated. There is just one important fact that gives Shannon the one-up on all the naysayers, and it’s something they cannot refute.

28. Not Weird


Shannon, however, took the advice with a large grain of salt. She believes that Grace couldn’t be healthier and that she loves the food she eats. She claimed that the food that she feeds Grace isn’t weird or anything that other people wouldn’t eat. “ is not weird, or anything that normal people wouldn’t eat. She loves it. I don’t feed her toast or cereal or anything like that. I think, ‘That stuff is not going to kill her.’ If she eats a piece of bread, I’m not going to have a conniption fit,” Shannon Cooper firmly stated. There is just one important fact that gives Shannon the one-up on all the naysayers, and it’s something they cannot refute.

29. Doing Something Right

29. Doing Something Right

30. Helping Others


Shannon works as a food, health and wellness coach, and runs her own website called ‘myfoodreligion.’ She has a background in science and animal health and works to make the quality of other people’s lives better through food. She also offers private classes and workshops to help teach people how to prepare healthy foods. Thanks to Shannon and her work, people are learning what to put in their bodies and what to avoid at all costs.
So what are Shannon and little Grace up to today? Has Grace taken to her mother’s way of life?

30. Helping Others


Shannon works as a food, health and wellness coach, and runs her own website called ‘myfoodreligion.’ She has a background in science and animal health and works to make the quality of other people’s lives better through food. She also offers private classes and workshops to help teach people how to prepare healthy foods. Thanks to Shannon and her work, people are learning what to put in their bodies and what to avoid at all costs.
So what are Shannon and little Grace up to today? Has Grace taken to her mother’s way of life?

31. Off to Kindergarten

31. Off to Kindergarten

32. Vacationing


Shannon doesn’t want to force any way of life onto her daughter, but so far Grace is loving and sticking to her Paleo diet, even when vacationing in Mykonos, Greece. Munching on strawberries, the mother and daughter duo look as happy as can be. Shannon Cooper believes that life can be just as fun on a Paleo diet, and she has plenty of recipes on her blog and social media accounts to prove it. In fact, her dishes look so good that anyone would want to eat them.

32. Vacationing


Shannon doesn’t want to force any way of life onto her daughter, but so far Grace is loving and sticking to her Paleo diet, even when vacationing in Mykonos, Greece. Munching on strawberries, the mother and daughter duo look as happy as can be. Shannon Cooper believes that life can be just as fun on a Paleo diet, and she has plenty of recipes on her blog and social media accounts to prove it. In fact, her dishes look so good that anyone would want to eat them.

33. A Foodie Connoisseur

33. A Foodie Connoisseur

34. Meditation and Things


The Paleo way of living isn’t just about diet, and Shannon Cooper explains this through her channels. She promotes mediation and using innovative products to help with sleep, as keeping healthy isn’t just about tje food we put into our bodies. Shannon’s Instagram account is a platform for her to share advice and a place for others to share their expert and friendly opinions with her. It’s the power of dialogue and sharing that she wants to pass onto her daughter Grace.

34. Meditation and Things


The Paleo way of living isn’t just about diet, and Shannon Cooper explains this through her channels. She promotes mediation and using innovative products to help with sleep, as keeping healthy isn’t just about tje food we put into our bodies. Shannon’s Instagram account is a platform for her to share advice and a place for others to share their expert and friendly opinions with her. It’s the power of dialogue and sharing that she wants to pass onto her daughter Grace.

35. Healthy Bonding

35. Healthy Bonding

36. Shannon’s Favorite Health Brands


Shannon Cooper doesn’t just advocate and promote just any old health brand for the sake of it. She likes to do the tried and tested path by experimenting and working with companies and brands herself and then shares them on her website. Some of the healthy lifestyle companies Shannon firmly believes in are PrimalThenics, a home workout program, Cleanse Skincare, a natural skincare brand void of toxins and chemicals, as well as Crema Coffee Garage, an organic coffee brand she loves drinking. These are just a few of the brands she loves.

36. Shannon’s Favorite Health Brands


Shannon Cooper doesn’t just advocate and promote just any old health brand for the sake of it. She likes to do the tried and tested path by experimenting and working with companies and brands herself and then shares them on her website. Some of the healthy lifestyle companies Shannon firmly believes in are PrimalThenics, a home workout program, Cleanse Skincare, a natural skincare brand void of toxins and chemicals, as well as Crema Coffee Garage, an organic coffee brand she loves drinking. These are just a few of the brands she loves.

37. Writing Guru

37. Writing Guru

38. Workshops with Shannon


As part of her Paleo diet journey, Shannon Cooper loves to travel around Australia to spread her message of health and wellness. She pairs up with other health bloggers and professionals and chats about all things Paleo. She feels that this way of life changed her body for the better by cleansing her gut. Many people have been negative about her message, which is why she likes to portray exactly what Paleo means to her without holding back anything. But her message doesn’t just end with her books and workshops.

38. Workshops with Shannon


As part of her Paleo diet journey, Shannon Cooper loves to travel around Australia to spread her message of health and wellness. She pairs up with other health bloggers and professionals and chats about all things Paleo. She feels that this way of life changed her body for the better by cleansing her gut. Many people have been negative about her message, which is why she likes to portray exactly what Paleo means to her without holding back anything. But her message doesn’t just end with her books and workshops.

39. Matching Unicorns

39. Matching Unicorns

40. Positive Testimonials


Many people believe in Shannon Cooper’s vision of what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with a Paleo diet. The proof is in the pudding with all the positive testimonials on her website called My Food Religion. Her fans’ words of encouragement and support speak for themselves, which is why she chooses to present them on her website. Shannon doesn’t believe anyone should be forced to do anything they don’t believe in, but she knows that once people try out her advice, they get hooked. And this is what makes her work and message to the health world worthwhile.

40. Positive Testimonials


Many people believe in Shannon Cooper’s vision of what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with a Paleo diet. The proof is in the pudding with all the positive testimonials on her website called My Food Religion. Her fans’ words of encouragement and support speak for themselves, which is why she chooses to present them on her website. Shannon doesn’t believe anyone should be forced to do anything they don’t believe in, but she knows that once people try out her advice, they get hooked. And this is what makes her work and message to the health world worthwhile.