I’m trying a new way of eating that more closely mirrors the way our ancestors ate before the advent of agriculture and the abundant availability of grain. The lifestyle promotes eating meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetable…even chocolate and red wine in moderations (for their antioxidants). It also says that fat is good! i.e. butter, coconut oil, olive oil.
The big no no’s are white sugar, white bread, white pasta but the plan really suggests staying away from all carbs. Even whole grains. It’s basically says that sugar is poison. Also that are bodies are not well adapted to digest grain and to make matters worse our body converts the carbs we eat to sugar. It’s a low carb diet which suggests keeping your carb intake to less than 100-150 grams per day.
I’ve read a lot about nutrition recently and there is a lot of conflicting ideas out there. I believe you are what you eat and I’m ready to leave behind the junk & the pre-package convenience food for a more authentic way of eating. I look around and can’t believe the way some people abuse their bodies. I’m fascinated about the human body and want to understand how it works and how I can optimize my health.
The Primal Blueprint is mostly about the way you eat but it does promote exercise as well. It doesn’t promote a lot of heavy cardio (i.e. hours on the treadmill at the gym yuck!) . Instead, the plan promotes an active lifestyle combined with weight lifting. (30 mins, 2-3 times per week with heavy weights).
The above is just a quick peek at what it means to get primal. If you’re curious like me, check out…