I am so excited! Heather Armstrong, from Dooce.com, made the switch to Paleo. I love her! Dooce.com is very popular and her humorous writing style makes complicated content easier to digest. That means lot of new people will be exposed to Paleo…. yay! Here’s a snippet from this post:
The results? Unreal. I’ve lost seven pounds, and I’m starting to see my muscles taking shape. I can already see an incredible amount of definition in my legs and shoulders. I’m never bloated. I have an enormous amount of energy. And, the best part? I’m never hungry. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat anything. I eat A LOT. But I’m never panicking because I’m so hungry that I might eat my own arm.
My favorite part of that quote is when she talks about hunger. Before going primal (or when I sometimes fall off the band wagon), if I skipped a meal I would become ravenous a few hours later. Which would usually lead to another bad decision. When I eat lots of meat (mostly grass-fed), veggies, and some nuts, I can go half a day without eating and not feel hungry or sick.
Dooce got so many comments that she had to follow-up with another blog post about her new nutrition guidelines.
A lot of people think that eating a LCHF diet is bland, or boring. “There’s no way I could give up my favorite XYZ!” or “Do you just eat the same thing every day?” Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s not even CLOSE to bland or boring. Honestly, I had the same hesitations. I love salty food, and I thought the only way to satisfy my craving was with fried food or bread (an Everything Bagel with Butter used to be my favorite breakfast!). If you want to know more about my journey into the LCHF lifestyle, check out my primal beginnings.
I love to cook. I love to find recipes on the internet and test ‘em out in my own kitchen. Last year, when researching this ‘diet’, I thought that eating LCHF was boring. I would get sick of cooking protein and veggies every night. How WRONG!?! There are tons of recipes out there for us and I’m going to share my favorite ones with you!
To keep track of all the awesome paleo recipes out there in blog land, I use Pinterest. It’s really the easiest way to discover new ideas! You can view my “primal recipes” board or follow me if you’re signed up. It’s my virtual recipe box, filled with all sorts of goodies.
Chowstalker Nom Nom Nom. Can you say food porn? The recipes on this site look so amazing! And it’s only getting better as more and more people submit their favorites. You can also filter by type of diet restriction, main ingredient, or most popular. This is definitely one of my favorite up and coming websites.
Fast Paleo I just found out about Fast Paleo, but am quickly falling head over heels for this recipe website. They feature recipes from different paleo/primal/LCHF blogs, so it’s also a great way to discover other blogs!
Of course, these are not the only websites I visit for inspiration. What blogs do you visit on a regular basis? I’m trying to get my Google Reader incorporated into the side bar, but until then, help me by making suggedtions
“The purpose of this survey is to collect information about paleo diet community members, including demographic information, medical conditions, dietary preferences, and physical activity.
Why should you participate?
The resulting data will be invaluable in terms of understanding the nature of the paleo movement. It will be provided to other bloggers and researchers with the goal of providing a clearer picture of how the paleo diet has affected the lives of its adherents. The survey itself is relatively short and should only take a couple of minutes to complete.
As well, several incentives for completion of the survey have been provided, and will be explained further at the end of the survey. These include a coupon code for Paleo Treats products and the opportunity to win one of several giveaway Amazon.com gift cards.
This survey will be closed on March 26th, 2011. After which, the data and a methodology analysis will be made available to the public.”
I don’t expect you to believe everything I say without some backup. Here is a list of some of the information that helped me change my view of nutrition and the food industry. Not all of this is entirely Paleo, but all roads lead to the same destination (*yay* natural fat/meat/veggies/whole food, *boo* carbs/sugar/corn/processed).
Fat Head - In addition to chronicling writer Tom Naughton’s weight drop while on a diet of burgers and fries, the film provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about “healthy eating” is wrong. Watch it FREE on Hulu, right now! He also frequently blogs here about current issues in nutrition.
If you want straight facts, check out his speech on the Big Fat Fiasco. Broken out into 5 parts here -