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Your Diet is NOT a Lifestyle

Great article from @Humans Are Not Broken

“Think more about life and less about style.  I don’t want my gravestone to say: He lived a paleo lifestyle”

“You are the sum total of all of your actions, thoughts, decisions, likes, dislikes, triumphs, defeats, aspirations, regrets, and everything else that you can squeeze in between the maternity ward and the crematorium.”

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Chris Kresser | Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template”

I love this idea of Paleo as a template.  I don’t believe that one rule applies to all – it definitely comes down to what works best for you. Education is key; making informed decisions about what you put in your mouth. For instance, I’ll happily eat small amounts of properly prepared legumes, but I understand the reasons why a lot of Paleo people wont touch them. “The only way to figure out what an optimal diet is for you is to experiment and observe. “

Food Rules

Food does indeed rule much of my life.  I love food.  I love reading about it, talking about it, cooking it, photographing it and eating it.  It is a pleasure that I truly enjoy but sometimes it can get a little out of hand.  Not because it’s an obsession (though some friends and family may beg to differ) – the issue is what I’m actually eating and drinking.  Continue reading