Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Introducing: Paleome

Hello! As I logged in to begin this post, I noticed that I was about to write my 100th post. On June 1st. On the day I decided last week that I would try going Paleo for 30 days. That just seems cool to me for some reason. Anyway...so far so good. I've got my breakfast scramble and coffee under my belt, and I'm just going to wait until my stomach growls before I eat my lunch (salad with chicken, nuts, avocado, roasted red pepper, and lemon-olive oil dressing). Normally I see 12:00 and I just eat. I don't think cavemen had watches...

I've had plenty of time over the past week to mentally prepare myself for today and the rest of this month. I think perhaps the most prevalent/annoying thing will be explaining it to people. There are a lot of gray areas wrapped into this diet, beginning with the name. Nobody can say with any accuracy what a Paleolithic man REALLY ate, the assumption is that they hunted meat, foraged for nuts and berries, and had occasional vegetables and fruit. Because I live in the 21st century, a true/complete "Paleolithic" lifestyle is not practical. Enter the gray areas. I will be getting my food at a grocery store. I will be sitting at a desk for at least 8 hours a day. I will be driving in a car. I will be wearing clothes from the GAP. I will be using my iPhone to tell me just about everything...you get the point. However, I do not need to be eating overly processed, cultivated, genetically modified, preservative laden, nutrient lacking foods.

Food is fuel for my muscles, fuel for my body to function. Doesn't matter what term is coined for this way of eating, I'm putting in only what my body needs and what it was designed to eat. End of story.


  1. u should get a sundial watch!! http://www.futurefarmers.com/survey/watch.php

  2. I am excited to see how this goes!