Calling all Cavepeople

13 Nov

Per my 30 in 30 challenge for National Health Blog Post Month, today’s prompt encourages me to “write about my favorite book and tie it to your views on health.”

Instead, I want to float an idea about a book. I’ll be in a car for upwards of 13 hours this weekend, and I’m thinking of giving this one a whirl:

Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. (source)

I know, I know. Everyone is doing the Paleo thing. If you’re unfamiliar, the Paleo approach centers itself around foods that our ancestors could digest – and avoids those that simply weren’t around at the time, believing that many of these foods aren’t as easily digested by the body. Super basic explanation, and I’m not fully edumacated (hence my desire to read the book), but that’s how I understand it thus far.

But I’m genuinely interested in learning more because I have a couple of things going on with my health that are starting to point to sugar problems/insulin tolerance issues. I am beginning to wonder if my body responds negatively to grains. I’ve mentioned this before, and I already monitor my high carb foods like grains (Even whole grains) very carefully – avoiding those that are refined carbs completely.

So has anyone read this book? Done a Paleo challenge? Think liverwurst n’ junk is crazy talk?

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3 Responses to “Calling all Cavepeople”

  1. Casey (A Healthy Spin) November 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Several of my friends who don’t follow a paleo diet have picked this up and love it! I think paleo gets a bad wrap because a lot of people assume it’s high protein, tons of meat, etc. In reality, it shouldn’t be. Tons of fresh veggies and unprocessed foods- can’t go wrong there. 🙂 Hope it helps you!

    • Steph @ Upbeat Eats November 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      Thanks Casey! I’m looking forward to it. I know I will miss legumes quite a bit if I try it. Thinking of going for a 30 day challenge to see how I feel!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. clare @ fittingitallin November 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    YES YES YES!! People do give Paleo a bad rap because they think it’s low carb (it doesn’t have to be!) and they think it’s restrictive or something. I have the book and met Diane and it is REALLY Informative while still being easy to read and funny. Highly suggested – Paleo research has been eye opening for me!

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