It’s no secret to anyone around me that I love to eat animals. Unlike most meat eating humans, I also eat organs, skin, fat and some stuff that I’m not sure has a name. I also love veggies, and when you combine the two and eat mostly that…you have what’s called a Paleolithic diet. It’s nothing new, in fact it’s really old school…but most of you that have seen or heard of it think it’s down right insane. We would certainly die without bread and pasta, right? Not so much…this is how the mankind thrived for millions of years. There are also thousands and thousands of modern people out there that have stopped eating wheat and other grains, and still lived to tell the story, myself being one of them. I stopped eating grains (mostly) around the first of this year. Within weeks I noticed that 1. I was loosing weight which wasn’t my purpose for the switch and 2. My stomach was finally happy with what I was eating. Lets face it, those who really are in the know… my stomach has always been…unhappy.
I noticed other things changing too, after the initial weight loss, it stayed off very easily, and I can work out for hours if I want to without refueling. In fact sometimes refueling causes my energy levels to drop significantly.
There is a whole other part to the Paleo world, that is your lifestyle changes. Sleep and/or rest more. Don’t work out as much. You won’t need to push yourself so hard in the gym everyday because you ate too many calories (I haven’t counted a calorie for months).
So…whats Primal eating? A Primal diet was introduced to the masses by Mark Sisson, one of the greatest authors on diet, nutrition and exercise. The guy is in his 50’s and is ripped (no homo), go check out his page www.marksdailyapple.com. Basically Primal is the high fat version of Paleo, which is more what I’m following in my own diet.
Now after 9 months I can finally say…I will to stick with this lifestyle forever.
There is tons of science and facts regarding why I feel better eating this way, but if I go into that, I will surely mess something up, so I will leave that to the experts on the subject. All I can tell you is that if you try this for 30 days, I doubt you ever go back to a standard American diet.
Check out some links that I find very helpful, and check back often, as I will be logging my findings here so I can keep track of them. And please, if you find something that we might find interesting…feel free to share.