Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 144: Eat Like a Caveman; Run Like a Caveman

Most people will be glad to hear that I finished Primal Body, Primal Mind today—all about a further stretching of, and scientific look at, the Paleo Diet. S—— will be happy because she (finally) gets her book back. If I can give you one piece of advice, it would be this: do not lend me a book. I just randomly picked up a book at work today and started reading it. It's not like I don't already have a million books on the go (see here and then take away Primal Body, Primal Mind, and add Play to Kill by PJ Tracy (a mother and daughter writing team?)). So lending me a book means your book is one of many and will not come back to you in the normal time it takes to read a book. I even made an exception with this one and prioritised reading of it above others. It was still a slow return. Everyone else will be relieved because, hopefully, conversations with me will no longer have wildly disconnected references to this book. No more conversations about cricket (coz I have lots of those) suddenly segwaying into why antacid actually perpetuates heartburn by lowering the natural acidity of the stomach and leaving that undigestable mass of dinner further undigestable because there isn't enough acid. They will also not have to listen to me saying how bad carbs are while we all eat cake. There may be some hangover people, but I think you are mostly in the clear.

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Oh, but before I go. In basic-speak, here is the pretext of what I will be trying to take away from this book. One: far, far fewer glutens and carbs. I would love to say, like she wants you to, that I will give them all up, but it is a hard call. May try a de-tox for a couple of weeks when we get back from Thailand. (I'll warn you when to stay away.) See if that helps. The theory is that if you can get rid of all the glutens and sugar-producers, then your cells derive energy from the healthy fats you replace them with. Healthy fats in the right amounts, apparently, are a much healthier and life sustaining energy source. They help the guiding hormone leptin to control all the systems in your body for a better feeling, longer living body, and mind. Two: grass fed meats, wild caught fish and grass fed butter. No point giving up carbs only to put them back in through animals that eat carbs. Theoretically these types of products will be much healthier than mass produced, getting-a-consumer-focused animal products. Three: supplementing, with highest quality products, the nutrients that are missing from produce grown in depleted soils. Four (and by far the favourite idea): short bursts only of anaerobic exercise. Nora tells me that too much exercise is actually not good for you, and too much aerobic exercise is damaging to muscle. You have to think like a caveman. Eat like a caveman, don't eat what wouldn't have been around when the caveman was (like MacDonalds and high fructose corn syrup—and don't let me even start on the latter), and exercise like a caveman (walk everywhere and occasionally run like hell to get away from a mammoth, or drag the full carcass of the mastodon you just clubbed back to the cave). Simple theories. Let's see how we go. Paleo-prattler out!


The Outfit
Dress: Op-shopped (can you tell from the creases that I fell asleep on the couch before the photo shoot?)
Jumper: Op-shopped
Belt: Op-shopped
Tights: Retail
Shoes: Handmade (by me!)


Photographer de Jour: Moi


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5 comments:

  1. Those shoes!
    Thanks so much for linking up again for Passion For Fashion! ♥

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  2. Damn, was hoping to borrow Primal Body, Primal Mind off you when you finished. I did go fully Paleo for a month once and never felt better, but I need a bit of re-education to get me motivated again. Meanwhile, have throughly burnt my bridges with the local library, lucky I'm moving soon.

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    1. Have you got a kindle? I bought an electronic copy for V--. I think there is some way of lending an electronic copy. I can try and work it out. I can so see you having the will power to go totally pales - jealous!

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    2. I have the kindle app on my ipod, is that enough?

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    3. I've realised it's on the book thing on iPad - have to work out if that let's you borrow.

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