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What Should I Eat and Why?
Dietary Orgins Staple of todays diet is cereals, dairy products, refined sugars, fatty meats and salted processed food. Paleolithic people ate no dairy or grains. The only refined sugar was honey. Wild, lean animal foods dominated their diet. Protein intake was high compared to todays diet, while carbohydrate consumption was much lower.
What else goes in our bodies? Tylenol Advil (and all other kinds of NSAI) Why do you hurt? A pill for this and a pill for that
General Principles Calories matter and should be considered in context of your activity level Lowfat is not an answer (Eating fat doesnt necessarily make you fat) Going Paleo is not the be all/end all (Unlimited consumption of Paleo desserts will still make you fat)
What to take out Wheat OTC drugs Pop of all kinds including diet Refined and processed foods generally
What to put in Sleep Exercise Supplements (Vit D, fish oil, you might want to read up on magnesium and K2) Improved eating without turning it into an obsession
Standard Paleo Meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit, little sugar or starch. Dont be fat phobic
Facts about Fats Dietary fat extracts fat soluble vitamins from foods and improves their absorption by the body (e.g. mixing olive oil with greens is an excellent idea). Digestion of fat triggers the suppression of hunger There is no connection between eating fat and being fat or having fat in your bloodstream (cholesterol) Some speculate that chronic low fat diets contribute to Alzheimers late in life
Current Thoughts Nothing wrong with sweet/white potatoes and rice and they may in fact be beneficial Processed meats (bacon, sausage, deli, etc) probably should be restricted The Paleoization of desserts and comfort foods miss the point (calories and reward) No matter how you eat dont turn it into your religion
How Do I Start? Go slow Take a meal a day or a couple of days per week and take some things out Try some wheat food substitutes (spaghetti squash, lettuce BLTs, Jimmy John Unwich) Dark chocolate, blended frozen bananas, heavy whipping cream/frozen berries
How Do I Start? Pick some targets (reduce pop by X%, have X days per week without wheat) Be reasonable with yourself
How Do I Start? Some experiments –Food restriction –Intermittent fasting –Cold thermogenesis
Summary Taking out bad things is important Eat real foods in variety Go hungry on a regular basis(intermittent fasting) Vitamin D and fish oil Run some sprints, lift/pull/push heavy things –Chronic cardio makes you fat Structure it all in a way that fits your life