Sunday, April 11, 2010
Eating 101: The Primal Blueprint
Finding this book has been a godsend. It's not a weight loss or diet book. It's a lifestyle and one that I've adopted quite easily in the last three weeks. The Primal lifestyle is based on a modern hunter-gatherer eating style including vegetables in abudance, fruit, eggs, meats & seafood, nuts and plenty of saturated and monounsaturated fats (yum).
The diet is fairly spot on to the Candida diet I had adopted on and off for so many years, the only difference was the increase in fat. By increasing the fat in my diet, I feel satiated for long periods and cravings for complex carbs and sugar have almost completely diminished. I also feel like I'm part of a healthier community and not a community of constant sufferers (no hard feelings, but it's been a little depressing). Mark's website, http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ is full of fantastic articles and answers any questions readers have about this remarkable way of living. The success stories of readers are inspirational and truly moving.
My energy levels have been through the roof and my afternoon nap attacks that subsided after grain based meals are gone. I sleep better and most mornings I wake up before my alarm, refreshed and ready to start my day. I never had any intentions to lose weight, but I've been losing 1 lb per week so far and it feels great.
Anyone looking to "reprogram their genes" and feel more connected with their bodies with "vibrant health and boundless energy", I completely recommend this book.