Ever watch people make the face when they believe you are attached to a fad or trend? It doesn’t matter if you are doing the next diet or the next type of workout or reading the next trendy book or now a days listening to the next trendy podcast, if people believe it is a fad they pay it no attention. I use the words Paleo and cross fit here in my blog but in every day life I have learned not to use labels like this because whom ever is trying to listen tunes out the trendy fads.
The marketing behind Paleo should just be wholesome, healthy, real, organic food. Who in their right mind would say that diet sounds hard, silly, trendy, unrealistic. The minute you mention not eating bread, pasta or rice they immediately think, “I can’t do that.” Is it that they can’t do that or that they don’t have any desire to do that? Very different concept. This goes back to a blog I posted recently about staying motivated and I mention that I have to do certain things to stay healthy. Eating clean, whole foods is part of that plan. I got derailed for a long while and I was eating my sugary snacks way to often and the unfortunate thing was that I started to feel it in my body.
Now that I’m on a new path my body feels much better, much stronger, and I feel like I’m making real progress. I know that some think about eating a lot of meat and doing heavy weight training or cross fit as body building and think it is more for men but there is a real benefit to women as well. Balancing our hormones is very important especially for me entering my 40’s but really for any woman. Autoimmune diseases are increasing and there may be a connection between food and some diseases. I’m not talking specifically about dairy and being lactose intolerant or grains with gluten issues but can go even further.
It is no secret to my family that I have been lacking strength the last 9 years and prior to that I didn’t care about strength so that time doesn’t count but perhaps it was my nutrition being a culprit of lacking strength along with MCTD. I still have MCTD but I definitely have much greater strength today also. The weight training I’m doing is intense and heavy without healing flare-ups. The change along with the heavy weigh training is diet so yes I’m making a correlation between the two.
I listening to tons of podcasts and the message is the same in almost all of them. Eat real organic foods minus grains, legumes and dairy if need be, exercise as much as needed but not more and rest as much as possible. Get good sleep each night and make the time during the day really count. These are concepts I can really attach to.