Doing what works
I have now been on Paleo for 2 weeks. I have a couple of thoughts that I want to right about.
First, I have to say I love Paleo. I eat real food. I don't get hungry - well, not that starving I'm going to collapse hungry, just normal hungry. I'm starting to cook again. I'm even getting good at cooking. I have lost 5 pounds and I'm feeling awesome.
Second, I upped my workouts this week. I went to Crossfit Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Took Thursday off, then went last night and am going this morning. It feels good. I'm definitely progressing in strength and endurance. My recovery is also getting faster. What used to take me two days to recover from, now takes 12-15 hours. Awesome.
Third, my energy level is going through the roof. I don't feel completely exhausted and wiped out on the bus ride home. I come home, after Crossfit, and make a good dinner. Things are starting to click. I love it. This is one of the greatest benefits, the increased energy. Love it.
I was talking with a friend the other night and I vocalized something that I've longed believed just had not put into words. Every human is different. We have different experiences, different points of view, we come from different ancestors. As such there is nothing that is one size fits all for humans. Nothing. There are definitely things that are any size fits no one, but that's another story. I really think that where your ancestors came from plays a huge part in how you can eat. People that descended from Asians can probably tolerate rice a whole lot more then people who didn't. Hawaiians seem to do better on a diet of fresh fish and poi. While northern Europeans seem to tolerate meat better. I really believe that you have to find what works for you and work it. I have actually tried this eating meat a couple of times and it always works for me. I don't know why I drift away from it, but I do. I also firmly believe that you need to not listen to the nonsense that all the 'experts' put out. I believe the way these types of things are studied are BS! You can not isolate one factor and study it. You just can't. You can get a group of people together who are the same age, height, weight, background and yet they are all very, very different. I think testing these things is next to impossible therefore you have to find what works for you.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox and ready to move on. I need to get ready to head out to Crossfit.