First, I am down to 124.5 pounds. So some of the bloat from eating grains is gone. I definitely ended up with a bit of a craving for grains after a few indulgences, and I can't seem to shake it! Something to work on.
Also, I had to skip out on the hike today because I am actually a bit sick. I've swollen glands and a very stuffed nose. Plus, my throw is just a little bit sore and I'm very tired. So I'm going to take a walk today as it's going to be very warm but that's it.
Anyway, yesterday I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast that was a few weeks old. She was talking about how she doesn't like CrossFit as someone's main or only form of exercise because she doesn't think the exercises are varied enough. She thinks people should include it once or twice a week with other forms of cross training, such as yoga and boxing or whatever it is.
But, in her rant about CrossFit, she made a comment about eating Paleo. She thinks it's absurd to completely eliminate a food group.
Now, I usually love Jillian Michaels to absolute pieces. And I still do! I think she's very sweet, funny, and a good person, very real. However, I don't think she's done her research in this area.
I might've agreed with her that eliminating an entire food group is a bit crazy. However, we as humans have so changed the genetic code of wheat, that it no longer resembles the wheat we used to eat. And we did this through our own technology, not through evolution.
That simple fact makes it so that many people are sensitive to eating wheat. It didn't evolve with us through hundreds or thousands or millions of years. We changed it and now it isn't always very good for us. It certainly isn't good for me. It gives me rashes and causes general inflammation.
Then she went on to state that people who eat Paleo pay no attention to the quality of their food especially their meat.
This is a super common misconception that I keep running into. And I'm sure that there are many people who pay no attention to the quality of their meat, or who eat way too much red meat, or who he too much meat in general on Paleo. The same was true of Atkins and really any other diet that says it's okay to eat meat in the first place at all.
I eat LESS meat now on Paleo than I did before. I've replaced the grains and then some with eating vegetables.
People who really pay attention if they do the whole30 or do any real research on Paleo, find out that eating clean is one of the most important tenets of eating Paleo. Jillian says people who eat Paleo eat way too much bacon, and are ingesting way too many nitrates, which is one of the leading cause of testicular cancer.
Nitrates were a big no-no on the whole30!
Starting Paleo was actually a huge step in me realizing how dirty my diet was before. It gave me the knowledge and the opportunity to clean up my diet, focus on grass fed me, local pasture raised eggs, organic vegetables.
I just wish people would do there research, and find out how people who actually follow Paleo live and eat.
There always anecdotes and stories and people who do it wrong. Always. But just because they are violating the spirit of the thing doesn't mean everyone is.
In the end, I still love Jillian. But I won't listen to her about Paleo!