Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Paleo, primal, local, organic, sustainable, FOOD!

Call it what you want...this is my nutrition philosophy and my savior:

I was introduced to all things Paleo in September 2009, by the wonderful coaches of CrossFit Central at a Level 1 Nutrition meeting. In that meeting, they presented this theory of nutrition for performance and overall health sustainability as acclaimed by Robb Wolf, CrossFitter nutritionist extrodionare. The next day, I went to Barnes & Noble on my lunch break and bought the book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes by Loren Cordain. A few days later, I was ready to subscribe to the theory and test it out. All I had to lose was some body fat and perhaps an addiction to sugar. I had no idea how much I would gain...

Over the last 6 months, I've soaked up more inforation on nutrition, athletic performance, supplementation, overall health & wellness, and food industry missteps than I thought possible. With every new blog I discover, friend I speak with, or new article I read on the subject of this paleo/primal eating trend, I solidify my resolve to be healthier. I'm on to something BIG!

My friends, family, and co-workers have taken an interest in the changes that I am making and have started seeking my advice on their workout/diet routines. Understanding that my nutrition philosophy is now much more "deep", I find it tough to explain it. It's easier to tell someone that you're not eating bread and pasta so you can fit into a swimsuit/wedding dress, or giving up candy for Lent. Telling them that you are eating as you were genetically programmed to do for optimal health, typically evokes some sort of judgement or denial. So, here's my dilema: How can I explain something that completely goes against what they have been taught their whole lives?

Just my luck! I found these gems out there in the websphere. They sum it up nicely:

From now on, I can just send people these links to give them an idea. It's up to them to put the work in by reading the books, blogs, articles and testing it out on themselves. :)

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