So I know you’re thinking, ok, how’s this going to be any different than any other “diet”? If our ancestors were so awesome, why didn’t they live longer? (hint: modern medicine)
But in all seriousness, everyone is bombarded these days with “eating plans”. Eat This, Not That! Low Fat, High Protein! Biggest loser! Calorie Counting! Exercise more! Weight Watchers! Nutrifast! All of this becomes overwhelming, no? We have more information available to us than ever before and yet we’re larger than we have been in the history of this country. In fact, we are one of the largest countries in the world and we face more health problems than ever before. Why?
As our society has evolved and things have become more “convenient”. we’ve lost some of what made us healthy in the first place – hard work. The thing is, we don’t like hard work. I know I don’t, anyway. But I do like “smart work”. And the heart wants what the heart wants.
So when I started having health issues, specifically related to my stomach, I knew I had to make some changes. So I tried raw food. I tried “bland food” (where everything you eat is ‘white’), high protein, low fat, etc. They all were ok in some areas but disastrous in others. As someone who spends a lot of time working out and running, I knew I needed to find something that helped me feel good but also run well. So along came paleo and I figured, what the hell?
I can go on and on about it but it’s really just this – eat real food. You wouldn’t put fake gas in your brand new car. Why put fake food in your body? You only get one of those. So here are some really good reads about the way in which we eat and why we should be doing better…