Do you know someone who is always the first to try out a new trend? Maybe it’s the new superfood, latest ‘best exercise’ or the kitchen appliance that supposedly ‘no one can live without’. We are in favour of trying out new things. However when it comes to dieting, adopting a whole new of eating because everyone else is doing it, is not a guaranteed quick start to a journey of success. We want to share one woman’s review of the Paleo Diet that had us all chuckling and proves that jumping on the latest bandwagon (even if it’s a veggie filled one) won’t change your life overnight.
If you have never heard of said Paleo Diet here are the basics you need to know to get you up to speed. Actually called the Paleolithic Diet, is claimed to be “the world’s healthiest diet” because it involves cutting out all refined food. Known as the Paleo or Cave Man diet, this diet is based on eating food in it’s most basic form to replicate what and how we ate back in the day of the hunter gatherer – so it does make sense sense that this is a healthy way to eat. No junk food, nothing processed, lots of protein and all fresh. The basic premise of what to eat and what not to eat goes like this.
- Grass-produced meats
- Fresh fruits and veggies
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthy oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)
- Cereal grains
- Legumes (including peanuts)
- Refined sugar
- Processed foods
- Refined vegetable oils
The article titled, I Went Paleo and Now I Hate Everything gives a pretty good indication of how this woman felt about her experience in trying the Paleo diet. Read the full article here which includes unattractive pictures, rants and even an unappetizing recipe that she warns not to try. This article made the rounds amongst the Fit Girls and had us laughing so we thought we just had to share it with you! Following this diet strictly might be harder for some people than others but even if you already eat fresh and unprocessed healthy food it would require you to have even more imagination in the kitchen! You’d have to reconsider how to make your salads without lentils or chickpeas and then there’s the question of is quinoa paleo or not?! What a mind field if you’re looking for a quick fix to a healthy diet!
We are not here to give the verdict on the Paleo diet saying it’s good or bad. However we wanted to share this with you as a reminder that the latest trends might seem great fun to keep up to date with, but they are not a quick fix. We are in favour experimenting with what food makes your body feel good, but we suggest that you don’t endure something which makes you miserable! If you follow a Paleo diet tell us how you keep it interesting. Or maybe you could try the recipe she doesn’t recommend and let us know in the comments if it’s really so bad!