I got a new job in , and with my first paycheck decided to hire a personal trainer. I remember going to the first appointment, being greeted by a friendly guy who was built like a stone wall. He asked me to perform as many press ups as I could, so that he could gauge my level of fitness. I barely managed ten before collapsing to the ground red-faced. He gave me a look of faintly amused concern before taking me aside and laying out my new eating regime. For brevity’s sake, it eschews all refined carbohydrates and wholegrains in favour of high-protein, high-fat foods, and minimises calorie counting. I was pointed towards Mark Sissons books on ‘primal’ eating, as well as authors like this advising how best I could ‘make the change. I consider myself to be pretty open-minded, so I took to this new lifestyle without any preconceptions. I emptied my cupboard of cakes, chips, bread — all the foods that make life worth living.
I recently tried the Paleo diet. But first: a little background. After I got better by following a holistic protocol featuring nourishing whole foods, I became passionate about the power of proper nutrition. I went on to pursue a degree in naturopathic medicine. Because of my personal experience, I always advocate a balanced-and never restrictive-approach to eating well for myself and others. I started to get interested in Paleo when I was writing my book. I was doing a ton of research into different dietary approaches and Paleo really made a lot of sense to me. After all, Paleo is described as a lifestyle, not a diet. It felt like work. For all these reasons, I was not eating enough food. I do Crossfit 4 to 5 times per week. I was compelled to weigh myself a lot more than usual meaning: more than never.
I hate to even call it a “diet”, because it’s really just the REAL way that humans have eaten for almost 1. From celebrities, chefs, elite athletes And for good reason! Because no other diet or eating plan provides so many benefits so fast. The list goes on and on. Now, the 1 problem You see, by far the biggest complaint we hear from many who try out the Paleo lifestyle is ‘boring’ or that it’s too hard.