Change is gonna come

I've been feeling for awhile that I should do something different with my diet. I try to eat pretty healthy, but as I have realized, I eat like one of six children--if you don't eat fast, you don't eat at all and somewhere in the struggle for food (it wasn't really that bad) I lost the satiation notification--you know, that bell that goes off when you're full. So, even though I don't eat "fast food" or "junk food" and I avoid refined sugars, I definitely don't always feel great after I eat. Honestly, I think it's affecting my energy level and therefore my motivation for exercise. Not a good thing for this metabolism that finally seems to be slowing down bit by bit.

After a heavy lunch at Bourbon Steak for Restaurant Week, my coworker mentioned her new diet plan, at which my ears perked up, and talked me into going to a free Crossfit class with her tomorrow. When we got back to the office she sent me this link. Looks like a pretty good diet to me!

The idea is to eat like a caveman :). You know, the whole hunter/gatherer group. Lean meats (preferably wild game or grass-fed), seafood, tree nuts, berries, seasonal veggies & fruits(limited), spices & herbs, NO dairy, NO grains, and NO potatoes (sweet potatoes seem to be okay), good fats like olive oil, avocados, coconut oil. The diet pushes for variety--which I love!

There is interesting commentary on natural sweeteners. This site suggests using only raw natural honey and in small amounts, "but best is to get all sweets out of your diet and get over it."

This all sounds so familiar-- "All wholesome herbs God hath ordaind for the constitution, nature, and use of man--every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving. Yea, flesh also of beasts and the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving...all grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which beareth fruit, wheter in the ground or above the ground..." --well everything but the grain part...

I'm going to try a modified paleo diet--but with whole grains as mother nature intended them. We'll see how it goes!

(ps, that lasted all of a day.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try the Belly Fat fits the bill perfectly!