I just read back over a couple of my posts. If you happen to be reading, I apologize for repeating myself & rambling. The type of writing I usually do for work is extremely focus-driven (usually making an argument to a judge or court to grant some type of relief). Here, I am just having a one-sided conversation, and I don’t go back and edit like I do at work. I’ll try to do better.
Today, the focus of my post is “what lead me to start implementing paleo”….
I had heard of “paleo” and “primal” and “cross fit” long before I investigated and tried paleo for myself. Then one day I was reading dooce.com (“dooce” is “Heather Armstrong” who is a full-time blogger, often labeled a “mommyblogger” who I enjoy reading even though I am not a parent). She mentioned she was doing the paleo thing. It entered my subconscious. Some time later she posted a few links to paleo information. I clicked. I clicked some more. But I did nothing at that point.
Later, at some point, I read this whole thing: http://www.fitbomb.com/p/why-i-eat-paleo.html. It made sense to me.
I was motivated to immediately buy (download) The Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf. I read it in a couple of days over which I started implementing the dietary guidelines.
I followed it up by downloading The Paleo Diet, by Dr. Loren Cordain. By the time I finished reading that one, I was a few weeks in and feeling amazing.
For years, I had noticed if I had a lot of sugar (cake, or a soda) I would end up feeling odd. Sort of a buzzing feeling — not a relaxed feeling like I just had a cocktail, but an irritated feeling like my nerves were exposed. The above authors’ discussions of sugar, grains, and their impact on blood sugar and other metabolic processes made a ton of sense.
And now, here I am. I sent an email to dooce, thanking her for posting about paleo. I already Twitter-thanked Mr. Wolf.
Thank you, Internet!