“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” – Anais Nin
Blogging has always been something that I wanted to do, and be consistent at it. I haven’t been super successful with the consistent part, but I keep on trying.
This blog is a compilation of a lot of things regarding the lifestyle I live, Primal Blueprint. Basically, what “primal” means is getting back to our caveman roots both in how we exercise and how we eat. Sounds crazy, right? Well before you write it off, or my blog off, get this: when I committed to this lifestyle 100%, I lost 20 lbs in 30 days. Seriously, not a joke. Twenty pounds in thirty days.
Here’s how it works. Back in caveman times there was no such thing as “processed”, “high fructose corn syrup” or “added flavors”. It was meat and vegetables, with a smattering a fruit. And this is what the core of the Primal diet is all about. Lean, clean, healthy meats; hearty, nutrient-rich vegetables with every meal; and berries/nuts for snacks. If you have a taste for it, or simply can’t live without it, dairy is allowed in moderation (unlike Paelo).
Back when Grok still roamed the earth exercising consisted of a lot of walking, lifting heavy things, and sprinting when your life depended on it. Mark Sisson, the founder of Primal, has honed this into the perfect work out–maximum results with minimum damage to your body. The other aspects of Primal are “being a kid”, having fun, “playing”, not sweating the small stuff, plenty of rest, and… when you cheat on your diet, just cheat. Don’t beat yourself up about it; do it, and then move on. The more you worry about not sticking to your guns, the more damage you do in the long run. Strive for 80/20 — 80% on point, 20% cheating. Figure out what works best for you: 1 tiny cheat a day or 1 cheat meal a week.
I was really skeptical about this lifestyle at first. But after giving it a shot, and adjusting to all the changes, it’s truly the way I like to live. It makes me happy. It’s making me healthy. It can for you too.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!